Monday, April 9, 2012

Milani Jewel FX

Hello all! I have an interesting review for all of you.

I recently purchased Milani's Jewel FX in Hot Pink. My daughter, Seyhan, reeeeeally wanted this polish, so I gave in and spent the $4.99 on it at Walgreens. When you look at the bottle, you think "Oh my gosh, this is going to be GORGEOUS!"

And it IS gorgeous. But let me tell you a little bit about why I HATE this polish.

Here is my application process:
A coat of Sally Hansen Strengthening polish.
A coat of Orly's Base Coat.
One coat of Pure Ice Black Rage.
FOUR, let me repeat, FOUR coats of Milani's Jewel FX, Hot Pink.
A coat of Seche Vite.
And to see what it looked like, a coat of Essie's Matte About You.

Ok. I hate this polish. And maybe if I knew how to properly apply it, I would like it. But it was a nightmare. I wanted LOTS of glitter on top of my black. Which I got....after fighting with the glitter through all four coats. It was goopy, yet runny, and every time I did a coat, hardly any glitter would end up on my nail until this giant glob of polish dripped onto my nail. Which then I had to fight with it just to even out. ( I left my ring finger un-matted so you guys could see the shimmer...)

I absolutely love the glitter. I really do. It is VERY pretty. But I will never ever ever plan on using this polish as the main star. I will layer over it, or only use it when I want a few hex glitters.

I seriously feel like I have a layer of cement on my nails. It is SO thick. I cannot wait to take this stuff off.

I am so disappointed. For $5.00, I would expect to get a nice quality polish. I hear that Milani's smaller glitter polishes are amazing...but their chunky glitter polish is a fail in my book. Maybe I will pick up a smaller glitter polish next time I'm at Walgreens. But if it is anything like this, I will be returning it. The only thing keeping me from taking this back to the store, is how much my daughter loves it. I doubt you'll see this on my nails for a while.

Now I'm off to scrub this stuff off, and do another manicure that doesn't require fifty billion coats!!!

Have you tried Milani polishes? Do you like them? I want to hear from YOU!

Until next time....


Disclosure *I was not paid for this review. I was not given the polish for this review. I paid for the polish with my own money. This is purely my own opinion, thoughts, and suggestions about this polish.*

1 comment:

  1. what a bummer - it looks great! i have Milani nail lacquer #89 disco lights and love it! the glitter is much smaller and does require at least two coats. i bought it about this same time last year and did my daughter's toes for the first time with it. funny how glitter is quick to grab the eye of both little ladies and big ones =)thanks for sharing :)