Lime Crime Nail Polish “PEACHES ♥ CREAM” Swatches & Review
*Warning: Picture Heavy!*
Continuing on with swatches of the brand new Lime Crime Nail Polish Line “Les Desserts d’Antoinette”, I have full swatches and review of “Peaches ♥ Cream”!!!
From the website:
“7 pastel shades, inspired by confectionery delights from Marie Antoinette’s table.
Recklessly pigmented crème formula is rich, smooth and opaque in just two coats. Each bottle comes equipped with a flat, wide brush for superb control and flawless application.
Never tested on animals. 3-Free.”
See full swatches and review after the jump!!
Like the review of “Milky Ways” (seen HERE, link will open in new window) all photographs were taken as I opened the boxes. Everything you see here is what I saw for the first time, as I saw it and how they arrived. They also arrived very quickly and well packaged, within the same week.
I’ve said it before but I must note it before in case you are a first time visitor: this is the most damn adorable packaging in the world. I think they hit a home run with the colors, layout, font, everything. This packaging detail extends to the back, and also aligning to other boxes. If one wanted to line them all up in a row and create a never-ending nail polish-drip parade, they could. But why would I, er uh I mean “anyone”, want to do that… Moving on.
A lot of this information may be repetitive if you are a regular reader, for that I apologize and promise I’ll treat you better if you don’t leave, I’m still trying to figure out how to provide all of the information in each post for those that are NB virgins.
The interior of the box is a muted lime color
These lacquers are smaller than your average bottle (of 15ml/0.5 fl oz) at 9ml/0.3 fl oz.
This information is not listed on bottle, but on the box and main nail polish section of the website.
But let’s think about it for a moment. I recently saw THIS blog breakdown the Uni-liners in $/oz and they ended up being much more economical than I was lead to believe and cheaper than most brands such as Illamasqua, being equal to the cost of MAC. Well giddy up, cowboy. So how do these fare when given the same consideration?
As tweeted (are we twitter friends yet?) the prices are now only $5.99, dropped from the original $8.99/bottle. (good move, LC)
$5.99/9ml/0.3 fl oz. = .67 per ml (rounded up)
Hard Candy (at Walmart) is $4.00/10.3ml/.35 fl oz. = .39 per ml
Orly (through Ulta) is $8.00/18ml/.6 fl oz = .45 per ml
China Glaze (through Ulta) is $7.00/14ml/.5 fl oz = .50 per ml
The average Indie polish found on websites such as Etsy and Harlow is $9.50/15ml/.05 fl oz = .64 per ml
Illamasqua (through Sephora) is $14.00/15ml/0.5 fl oz. = .94 per ml
Deborah Lippmann is $20.00/15ml/.05 fl oz. = 1.34 per ml
So from this number crunching, that would put the cost of this polish above China Glaze by .17/fl oz, below Illamasqua by .27/fl oz and about equal to the cost of the average Indie line.
If the Lime Crime polishes were “average” sized, they would cost about $10.00.
For those that prefer a visual perspective:
Lime Crime “Les Desserts d’Antoinette” are equal in mL to the smaller Glitter Gals.
(though the LC bottles are bigger, which I appreciate)
This bottle of Glitter Gal cost me $14. All of this considered, I feel very content in the $5.99 I paid per polish. PLUS! The more I play with the polish, and the more colors I see, the more won over I am. Despite hundreds and hundreds of polish bottles, I don’t have any dupes for most of them. Some of these colors (like this one reviewed today) are so unique and so much better than I ever expected. I have used Milky Ways several times since and several weeks later it is not goopy, it remains smooth and buttery and stunning. Such unique colors, unique packaging, gorgeous finishes and great wear? Yeah $5.99 is good with me.
On to the polish!
“Peaches ♥ Cream” is fully opaque at three coats, although you could probably achieve it at two. I was careful to use consistent thinner coats to get a good feeling of this polish’s formula.
For the two coats picture I wanted to also compare this polish to those whom own the “Cosmopop” lipstick. Before seeing this in person I expected it to be “Cosmopop” in lacquer version, which it is not.
Two Coats (pre-cleanup)
it is much lighter, peachier and more pastel
It is such an unusual color; a light peach-orange with warm undertones that is both neon AND pastel.
I didn’t know that was possible.
This polish performed just as well as “Milky Ways”. The formula was smooth, self-leveling and dried very quickly. It dries thin so those with peels or severe ridges should have a good topcoat handy (or use another coat of color). It also dries GLOSSY- which is also unusual for a polish with neon offerings. Not only is the polish itself good but the bottle and brush are fabulous! The bottle has great texture and is embossed with the trademark Lime Crime unicorn in purple.
The neon gives the tan and pop of a neon but the pastel color keeps it a romantic dessert-
Neon Pastel. Peachy Orange Sherbet. Beautiful.
*I initially purchased several other polishes from this collection of my own money and will. The remainder of the collection was unexpectedly sent to me by Lime Crime afterwards.”Peaches ♥ Cream” was provided to me by the company for review*