Misa Bare Necessities

I love Misa and have a large collection of their colors. I saw the Misa Bare Necessities collection on Head2Toe and was curious (which always gets me in trouble!) and since I hadn't heard anything about it I ordered them. See? Trouble!

The collection consists of three sheer colors Love (red), Bliss (coral) and Truth (white). I ordered Love and Bliss but not Truth since I have no use for a white. Well, they should have labeled these as tints. They remind me of those Tinkerbell polishes for kids. They make my nails look like they have been dipped in jello. I have no idea what I am going to do with them. They were hard to work with and didn't go on evenly. I needed five coats to get an even color on the nail and the formula didn't seem to layer well. I suppose, since these are tints, too many layers is a no no.

I played with them and did a colorful french manicure. Eh. These just aren't for me but if you are looking for a polish that is a tint - these are perfect. Just don't do too many layers.

Bottle with Love on the left and Bliss on the right.

On the hand and from left to right - Bliss, Bliss with a colored tip, Love with a colored tip and Love. Bliss was really a sheer tint. It gave my nail a naked polished look - kind of like foundation for the nail. Love gives the nail a fruit punch look to the nail.

That is as naked as you will ever see my nails.


Skulda April 29, 2010 at 11:50 AM

Wow, it reminds me of the stains you get on your counters after you make jello. o.o
It's a shame it doesn't go on evenly, it could do some neat black tip frenches.

Sarah April 29, 2010 at 5:32 PM

Funny thing - I was just reading the Zoya blog, and they mentioned using their sheer polishes for layering over silver glitter. I also just bought a couple L'Oreal "water" polishes in a two-pack at the dollar store. So, I am right this moment in the middle of swatching my watery-sheer polishes over silver chunky glitter (Claire's), and WOW! It looks really cool! Synchronicity, maybe? Hope this helps!

Sarah April 29, 2010 at 5:38 PM

PS: I just realized that your blog is featured in the same Zoya post - it was about the Zoya Glamsicles layered! ☺

LB April 29, 2010 at 10:44 PM

Skulda - I think if I let it dry a bit between layers that may help but they are still sheer tints. Blah!

Sarah - I'm going to try that and see what happens. I was thinking these make work to franken with. Thanks for the tip!

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