MAC Delicate

3 coats, sunlight

MAC Delicate is from the Summer 2012 collection. It is a sheer milky pink that is too translucent to be opaque even with three coats. I believe this is limited edition. I’m not sure why I bought it as I have something very similar. Behold:

2 coats each of MAC Delicate and Essie Hi Maintenance

As you can see, it’s very similar to this Essie colour. Delicate has a more milky tinge that is lacking from Hi Maintenance but it’s hard to tell them apart with a casual glance. Also, Hi Maintenance applies a lot better and you can see from the photo that it is streak free whereas Delicate is uneven in some places.

With Zoya Luna and OPI Rainbow Connection

I usually reserve sheers for French or glitter tips. In this case, I have MAC Delicate with two glitters, a silver one and a multicoloured one. I just received Rainbow Connection in the mail from eBay (gulp) and I just had to try it.

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China Glaze Papaya Punch

2 coats, sunlight

China Glaze Papaya Punch is a bright yellow-based orange creme from the Island Escape 2011 collection. This was a present from my bestie Anna, who bought this pretty polish for me just before she zoomed off to Germany. It’s always good to have other people buy polish for you because for some reason, I have very few orange ones in my collection. However, the application was slightly thick and could use with some thinner.

With China Glaze Peachy Keen

In fact, a search through my collection revealed that I have almost no orange polishes. So here I have a comparison against another creme, albeit a peachy one. This was the most orange polish I could find.

With white nail striper pen

I saw this design in a magazine and decided to try to replicate it with a white nail striper pen. I quite like this look. It looks bold and simple at the same time. The orange looks incredible paired with white.