Because I’ve been buying nail polishes lately like they’re candy (LOL!), it’s about time I cull those I’ve kept for so many years and should have been disposed a long time ago too. I only have a few to throw anyway. Most of which are those really very affordable ones you find in department stores. I got these at The Landmark Makati.
Bobbie nail polishes have been around for a long while, I noticed. I still see their products in The Landmark Makati only with a newer bottle design. Back then, their nail polishes cost between PhP18 to PhP25. They actually apply easily and well, as far as I remember, yet they sort of take a long time to dry. The 135 was slightly difficult to apply and the consistency thickens when I don’t close the bottle after every application. And I mean application in every single fingernail. The Special Quick Dry isn’t really quick drying. All it does is make an oily mess all over my toes and fingers.
Color Trends is another of those very affordable brands. More affordable than Bobbie and quality isn’t that well, but they had better choices of fun, bright colors. I only got the (frost) sky blue though then the natural/regular nail polish because it was cheaper than Bobbie’s.
The Sally Hansen Hard as Nails was my must have because I ended up scratching my nails thin (on my right fingers) due to guitar-playing. My nails also got brittle because of the nail polishes. After a couple of uses, it definitely rescued my nails.
Salon Express’ Burnt Metal was the first and start of my liking copper-shade nail polishes. The Salon Express brand has a good brush applicator which makes application easy-peasy. The color was just wasn’t for me because it looked like it’s for older women. 😛
I forgot how I got a bottle of Teen’s Fashion 21. I thought this is a local brand, but the back label was in Japanese. So… I don’t know. But this has the best quality of all these low-priced nail polishes. If this still exists, I wouldn’t mind buying. I think I would prefer small bottles because I could get easily tired of the colors.
I already threw a bunch back then, but these I’ve kept for so long. Now they’ve gone to the bin.