Humdinger, Oh Golly Gee!, Aqua-Escence

Morning Everyone!

Today I’ve got three polishes by Pixel, another brand that is new to me, to share with you all. My lovely friend Dana went to Ulta a few weeks ago and had a wee bit of a shopping spree. She called me while she was there to see if I wanted anything since I don’t have an Ulta where I live. Of course I said “hell yes!”, and she grabbed a nice sized haul to send me in the mail. I’ll be swatching the remainder of the Ulta haul throughout the rest of this month :-D

According to the description on the Ulta website, Pixel is a 3-Free brand. This means their polishes do not contain DBP, Toluene or Formaldehyde. They promise a long wearing, no chip salon quality formula and have over 72 colors to choose from. I haven’t done a wear test on these yet so I’ll have to update you on that claim in the future. :-)

All swatches shown today are done with Seche Vite top coat and Sally Hansen Nail Quencher base coat.

 


Humdinger

Humdinger
I really like the name of this one. According to the dictionary, the definition for a humdinger is: ‘One that is extraordinary or remarkable’, and I think I’d have to agree with that assessment! Humdinger is a rich, sapphire blue polish with subtle shimmer.
Humdinger
The first coat was a bit streaky but it quickly evened out after the second coat of polish. Humdinger reminds me a bit of my beloved Indigo Paris by Lancôme, I will have to do a comparison post to see how similar they really are. :-)

Aqua-Escence

Aqua-Escence
Aqua-Escence is a gorgeous teal/aqua green with subtle gold shimmer. This one is definitely my favorite of the three Pixel polishes that I tried. Aqua-Escence has a nice buttery smooth formula, I used three thin coats but probably could have stopped at two.
Aqua-Escence
Aqua-Escence
The gold shimmer in this one is extraordinary! Instead of this being just another teal green polish, the shimmer takes it to another level. Click the macro shot for a super-sized view on this beauty. :-)

Oh Golly Gee!!

Oh Golly Gee!
Initially I was not thrilled with Oh Golly Gee!! When I applied it to my pointer finger it was so incredibly sheer that I needed five coats before it even remotely came close to resembling the shade in the bottle! Even then, it kinda just made it look like I had a sickly looking fingernail. :-( But then I decided to layer it over black. That’s when the magic happened…
Oh Golly Gee!
When Oh Golly Gee!! meets black nail polish a beautiful multi-chromatic baby is born! Look at how different this one looks when I layered two coats of Oh Golly Gee!! over black compared to the sad and bland color on my pointer finger (five coats, I mean really…)!
Oh Golly Gee!
Oh Golly Gee!
The colors in Oh Golly Gee!! range from a reddish bronze, to a copper, to yellow then sometimes to a brown. It’s rather stunning!
Oh Golly Gee!
Just take a minute to look at how gorgeous this macro is (click the photo to super-size it). Are you drooling yet? It’s okay, I won’t think any less of you. :-P


Final Thoughts:

I was pleasantly surprised by the Pixel brand. I had seen them on the Ulta website but never really gave it much thought since most of the colors looks pretty standard. The color payoff for Humdinger and Aqua-Escence is fantastic, and to top it off there was a hidden multi-chrome in the mix?! Color me impressed. ;-) The bottles are pretty tiny but for less than $3 bucks a piece they would make nice little stocking stuffers. I’m already thinking about Christmas, yeesh!

Purchase Info:

Pixel nail polish can be purchased at Ulta stores nationwide and on ulta.com. They retail at $2.49/ea for a .17 fl oz bottle.