Sunday, July 14, 2013

Tribal Colours ~ #09 and #07

Tribal Colours ~ #09 and #07
Red and purple textured polishes with glitter

Here are my new pretties: 

I wanted to try the red one first. It’s the colour I wanted the OPI “The Impossible” to be, just without the stars. I like the red, and it doesn’t have that coral tone to it that the OPI has.

Here’s the sight that met me when I pulled the brush up.

*growls* I hate brushes that look like that. Fortunately it was only a couple of hairs that stuck out, so I just pulled them off, and then the brush was ready!

The polish is quite thick, but I like that, so it wasn’t a problem for me. It spread out nicely and evenly and the bigger glitters weren’t shy at all. It took two coats to make it look like I wanted it to. Drying time between coats was terrible, however. I even tried to use my new RapiDry spray from OPI to speed things up. It didn’t help at all, but I don’t know if it’s the spray’s fault or the polish’s.

Here’s two coats, no top coat:

And from a slightly different angle:

Here’s a close up of the bottle, to show you the cool glitter:

Next one up is the purple one, number 07. The brush looked really nice on this polish. The formula was approximately the same as the red one’s and the drying time was slightly better, but only slightly.

Again: Two coats for full opacity.

The verdict:

Great Colours
The polishes contain glitters – a huge plus in my book (they also come without)
Good coverage

Drying time!

I also got a set of angled nail art brushes; a short, a medium length one and a long.

I tried to make some lines on the textured polishes above, but that was not a success. It was solely my fault and not the brushes’ fault though.

I like the longest brush the best – it’s perfect for making stripes on the full length of the nail. I’m not good enough at freehanding nailart to get a good use of the shorter brushes. I cleaned the brushes with polish remover, and had no problems whatsoever. The bristles ended up nice and lined up perfectly after that – ready to make more stripes at some point.

So yes – I don’t have any problems with recommending these brushes.


  1. Slow drying time - I'm allergic tothat, no matter how petty a polis is - and these are...
    The brushes look like normal brushes to me, not angled...?
    Angled brushes normally are angled in the metal bit, if you let these stay out of the bent plastic, they will soon be straight....

    1. I'm not very good at slow drying time either, you know that :)
      About the brushes, the longest one look angled, but the other two, no, not really. They're out of the plastic now, and it's only the longest one that still has an angle.

  2. ive got a couple of these textures heading my way too...i hope they dont dry that slow! i dont like that, especially with textures. these are gorgeous though, i love that blurpley one!

    1. I'm looking forward to hearing what you think of them. I hope they dry better on you than they did on me :)

  3. Sad about the drying time because they look really cool! :)

    1. I think so too - I do not like to sit around and wait for something to dry that doesn't want to! :D