Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Milani High Speed Fast Dry Swatches and Review!

Hello readers! I have a collection of swatches to show you today from the new Milani High Speed Fast Dry nail lacquer line. There are 8 colors and 6 are bright and fun and seem perfect for summer!

I was impressed with the quick dry formula in these. The label says "Dries in 60 seconds," so I set a timer on my phone for one minute and then gently touched a nail. It was a teeny bit tacky but definitely didn't smear the color.

 Also, they dry so shiny, I didn't have to use a top coat for these swatches. They are categorized as "One Coat Formula," but I wasn't able to get a true one coater out of any. It may be the way I apply the polish because I don't like to do thick coats. Very close on some, though!

First up, we have Violet Dash. This is 2 coats, although it really wanted to be a one coater. The second coat was to even out the light spots from how I applied it. I just love this purple. The application was really great and didn't need cleanup at all.

Next, we have Rapid Cherry! This is definitely a bright cherry red and had a bit of jelly-ness to it. It covered completely in one coat but there was still visible nail line so I did a second coat. 

Fast Fuchsia is a gorgeous summer pink! My camera made it much brighter than it is so I had to adjust the photo to tone it back down. This also was 2 coats and no cleanup was required. I love it!

Hot Pink Frenzy is another pink in this collection, but its much more salmon pink. It is also the only one that has a shimmer to it instead of being a creme. This is another that was SO close to being a one coater. I love it!

Because it is hard to even compare two different swatch photos, I did a comparison with the 2 "pinks" so you could see how different they really are. 

Jiffy Orange is definitely orange! It's bright and fun for summer and I love it! 2 coats again on this one and no cleanup was needed.

Yellow Whiz was the problem child of this bunch. This was 3-4 coats to get rid of light spots. I find that is pretty common with yellows but it is still frustrating to do so many coats! It's awesomely bright and sunny if you want to deal with upwards of 4 coats. 

Those were the 6 colors that I said were great for summer! The other 2 colors in the collection are White On The Spot and Black Swift. Because it's not very exciting to see swatches of white and black, I decided to do comparison swatches instead. I compared both the white and black against 3 others in my collection to see which was most opaque in one coat:

The fingers are labeled. All are one coat. The Milani is definitely the most opaque! I am impressed! I usually despise wearing white for a base of nail art because its just a pain to apply and get even. I am so happy I have a good one coat white!!

The fingers are also labeled for this black comparison. All are one coat. Sinful Colors seemed to have been a tad bit more opaque but the formula was so much nicer on the Milani that I'd probably reach for that when I want black nails. The other two were harder to apply and had bald spots.

I have to admit, the only Milani polishes I had in my stash before these were some holographic ones and some glitters. I am so glad I was able to try out some of the nail colors because I was happily impressed! 

You can buy any of these from the Milani Cosmetics website here for $4.99 each or keep an eye out for any of your local stores that carry Milani. In my area, I have found Milani polishes at CVS as well as Target and some of our Walmarts. 

*These polishes were sent to me from PR to review with my honest opinion. For more information see my Disclosure Tab



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15 comments:

  1. Wow! I love pretty much all of them! Nice one, Milani! AND they dry fast with a shiny finish? OMG I need to tr that!

    Really nice swatches! Thanks!

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  2. I love them all! And I really love the comparison posts at the end!

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  3. These are all gorgeous, I'm gonna need these now lol.

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  4. Such fun summer colors! Love them and can't wait to try them!

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  5. As I scrolled down, I literally said to myself, "want, want, want..." Love Hot Pink Frenzy though, I will always have a weakness for corals and shimmer-cremes.

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  6. I'm shocked by the opaqueness of the white and wow'd by the beauty of the yellow. Two colors I'd never imagine me liking from Miani!

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  7. need Milani white in my life! Looks so good!

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  8. Great post Jacki! They all look amazing!

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  9. Fabulous swatches and comparisons! I want Rapid Cherry and the black and white. I need good blacks and whites! Thanks for swatching!

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  10. These are lovely!!! I Like them all.

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  11. I'll definitely be keeping an eye out for these!

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  12. These look amazing!
    Any chance you would know where I could get these on-line but with International shipping??

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  13. The white and black comparisons are really useful. If I ever need a new white or black, I'll know to check out Milani's.

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