Monday, August 27, 2012

Pretty & Polished - Pool Party

I'm trying to use up all my summer themed polishes before August ends, and one of the first polishes that sprung to mind was Pool Party by Pretty & Polished. It's a gorgeous blue crelly (not quite a creme, not quite a jelly) packed with multi colored glitters in different shapes and sizes. It truly does look like pool floats against beautiful clear blue water!
I did have some application issues with this polish. Unfortunately some of the glitters were curling. Some I gently removed from the nail with a tweezer while my polish was still wet. Others I just continued to paint over until I achieved a comfortable level of smoothness. 
This is 3 coats of Pool Party followed by 1 coat of Gelous, 1 coat of Sally Hansen Insta Dry, and 1 coat of Essie Good To Go.

Outdoors, sunlight:

Outdoors, shade:

and the macro that I wish I could dive right into and take a swim!:
Unfortunately you can see that the red bar glitter on the right was curling a bit.

The curling issues that I experienced with this polish would not put me off from using it again. It did take a little more effort than most, but the end result is so beautiful I feel like it was worth it! However, if you are the type of person who has no tolerance for curling than I would not recommend this polish for you.

I purchased this polish from the Pretty & Polished Etsy page - minis are $4.75 and full sized are $8.50. Check out her Facebook page as well!

The song that this polish makes me think of is "Banshee Beat" by Animal Collective. Particularly the part where he sings "..swimming pooooool.." @4:26 on this clip:

Thanks for stopping by! :)


  1. Pool party is the perfect name for this. Such a lovely shade of blue. Gorgeous.