Color: Hardy Plumbago (Priti NYC)
Retail Price: $12.50 (USD)
This shade is from Priti NYC’s spring 2012 Sailing in Sardinia collection. The entire collection consists of four blue nail polishes, inspired by ”Sardinia, a Mediterranan island right off the coast of Italy, where the blue of the sky melts into the blue of the sea.” What a beautiful description!
Hardy Plumbago is a sky blue creme with darker pieces of sky blue glitter throughout. Paired with the description of this collection, the glitter makes me imagine stars from the night sky “moonlighting” (ha!) in the day sky in order to enjoy the gorgeous Mediterranean!
The concept for the Hardy Plumbago formula reminds me a little of Flying Dragon (China Glaze), although with Hardy Plumbago, the blue glitter doesn’t show up on the nail as much as I would’ve liked. As you can see in my photo, the glitter is so much more prominent in the bottle.
The glitter in the formula makes application a little tricky. I had a harder time than usual forming clean lines/curves for my manicure. Moreover, the glitter in the formula makes for a rough-looking final manicure. You will absolutely need to finish up with a top coat to make your manicure look smooth! In the photo above, I am wearing two coats of Hardy Plumbago.
Since this is my first time reviewing Priti NYC nail polish, I’d also like to note the brush is a little thicker than I’m used to. I’m always aware of thicker brushes since my nails are fairly narrow. To give you an idea, the Priti NYC brush is almost as wide as my entire pinky nail (the brush is flat like OPI brushes and not round like China Glaze brushes). It’s fairly thick, too, but that’s actually a good thing. It means you pick up more nail polish when you dip into the bottle, which will be great when you start using up your nail polish and get down to the bottom of the bottle.
I know my review of this shade is a little mixed, but don’t let that discourage you from the brand (besides, I’m reviewing another Priti NYC color tomorrow, and I liked it a lot more!). For starters, Priti NYC is great for mothers-to-be, children, and anyone who is interested in organic products. The eco-friendly company was started with this mission: “to support organic farmers and to decrease the amount of chemicals poisoning the earth-and its inhabitants-one manicure at a time.”
If it’s not obvious, I love the concept for this collection. Not only is each color great for spring or summer, but I think non-navy blues are creeping back into focus, so Priti NYC is totally on point. I find blue nail polishes are a bit like the blue jeans of nail polish; they look good with everything!
I’ll be reviewing Partridge Breast tomorrow, and hopefully the other half of the collection later this month. Get excited!
Disclosure: Product sample provided by Priti NYC.
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