Today I have a polish from No Miss to show you. No Miss is one of the traditionally vegan brands of nail polish often sold by online vegan stores.
This is Casselberry Cream, a peachy off-white jelly polish. Shown are four coats of polish over two coats of ridge-filling base coat.
It applied really nicely, not streaky like a lot of pale sheer polishes are, and it self-levels. The four coats were just to build up the colour so my stained nails didn’t show through (even with the ridge filler, they’re kind of orange these days, too many bright coral polishes!), not because of streaks.
There is no top coat here; it’s a very glossy polish on its own.
I was really pleasantly surprised by this polish; it doesn’t look like much in the bottle, yet another pale sheer nude, but I really like its jelly finish and the formula was unexpectedly good for this type of shade!
I compared Casselberry Cream to some other similar polishes I have: from left to right, No Miss Casselberry Cream, Zoya Lucy, OPI Barre My Soul, and Orly My Beau.
Again, I did two coats of ridge filler before applying the polishes, and used four coats of each polish for comparison’s sake.
As you can see, they each have a different off-white tone; Casselberry Cream is more peach, Lucy is white with slight yellow undertones and is also the most sheer of the bunch, Barre My Soul has a pink undertone, and My Beau is the yellowest and the most opaque at four coats. My Beau was also the streakiest of them, and needed the fourth coat to smooth out all the patchiness. I didn’t wait all that long between coats since it was just a comparison, and by the end I had a few bubbles starting to form, mainly but not only in the OPI (but I find bubbles develop more easily on my ridgey ring finger in general, so that’s probably not the OPI’s fault). So, I recommend waiting several minutes between coats, although I suppose that’s pretty much a given when you’re applying four coats of any polish!
And here is Azrael on top of my Helmers! ❤
Comments on: "No Miss Casselberry Cream and comparisons" (2)
Your cat is sooo cute!!! Love your emails, am one that goes for vegan polishes as well, used to work in a cosmo-prof, interested in trading at all??? Name’s Corina, let me know!!!
Date: Fri, 26 Oct 2012 15:35:13 +0000 To: firstname.lastname@example.org
I love a plain, clean mani. But my nails are gleaming white these days…so it’s not worth the effort it takes to pull off an effortless sheer mani! 🙂