NOTD #1: Peek-a-boo Pink

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I paint my nails often, so I thought I’d start a series of “Nails of the Day” aka NOTD!  Today I am wearing Covergirl Outlast Stay Brilliant nail gloss in Peek-a-boo Pink.  It is a sheer bubblegum pink, and if you look very closely, there is shimmer throughout the polish.  I bought this polish a couple months ago from Target on clearance for $1.50, since Covergirl was discontinuing this color.  Covergirl polishes are typically $4.99 at Target.

I have to say, I am not the biggest fan of Covergirl nail polish.  The cap is square, and the brush is situated at an odd angle to the angles of the brush, so it is extremely awkward and uncomfortable to hold the cap and apply the nail polish.  This formula is quite sheer, but two coats were plenty.  Apart from the weird cap, it applied very easily, it was not goopy, and it even self-leveled.  While it’s not my favorite polish, it is a very pretty shade and it is a relatively inexpensive polish.

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For base coat, I really like the Wet n’ Wild Wild Shine Protective Base coat.  It costs 99 cents at most drugstores, and it has really made a difference in the time my polish lasts.  I can usually go 2 full days with zero chipping, sometimes even 3.  By the 4th day, there is some chipping around the edges of my nails, but it’s still generally intact!  If you’re looking for a good but inexpensive base coat, definitely check this one out.

My top coat is the best top coat EVER, Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat.  If you’ve never used this top coat before, what are you waiting for??  I buy it on Amazon for $5-6 and one bottle lasts a while.  It dries extremely fast, and paired with a base coat, keeps your manicure chip-free for days.

Let me know what you think in the comments!  This will be my last post for the week, more to come next week!



2 thoughts on “NOTD #1: Peek-a-boo Pink

  1. Just bought this color and Always Naked at my local Big Lots for $1.00 each. Great “basic” colors that will come in handy for layering or just a clean, simple look.
    Also, I used to struggle with the cap/brush during application -despise would be a fairly accurate description of my feelings. Then I was informed that, just like the Sally Hansen Triple Shine bottles, the square outer cap can be removed to reveal a basic round ribbed cap that makes applying these a breeze. That bit of information did loads to improve my overall impression of the line.
    You wear this color quite well!

    • Thank you so much for the tip!! I’ll definitely have to try that out and I’ll probably end up reaching for more Covergirl polish! I also got Always Naked when I purchased this one, and it’s one of my favorite nude polishes. And thanks for the compliment! This is my first delve into pink polish so I was a little apprehensive, but I think it turned out nicely 🙂

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