Wednesday, April 14, 2010


I found this collection of nail polishes at Burlington Coat Factory for $5.99. I found a website listed on the back of the packaging for TricoastalDesign, but the website didn't say much about this brand. I think the brand name is Simple Pleasures though. I think I have seen these at JC Penny & Kohls - but I'm not positive.

The formula was actually ok with all of these. I was concerned with how well these bright colors would work, if it would take lots of coats of polish. I did two coats of polish with each of these, and as you can see most are opaque with just two, while a couple others could have used three. I loved all the bright colors that came in this collection. I also thought the bottles were cute too. The biggest drawback from these are their brushes. They have unruly hairs that stick out and the ends of the brushes stay fanned out, making it hard to get nice curves around the cuticles.

I thought it was funny, while reading the back of the package their warning states:
This is not food. Do not eat.
LOL - um, oooook!

I would recommend this brand, nice colors, good formula, cute bottles and a great price! Of course, for that price the polishes remain nameless, sigh....

This is a little darker in real life than shown, while still a bright pink it is a little less hot pink.

Wow, I think something was wrong with this one, can you see all those dark blue spots? I mixed and mixed trying to see if that was the problem, but they stayed. I actually kind of liked the look of it with the flecks and think it looks like a robin's egg.

We all know the story of cameras and purples - this was no exception. I tried both flash and non flash pics, but still couldn't capture it. The actual color of the purple is a really cool, almost muddy looking lavender, I really liked it and this it is a pretty unique color, at least as far as the purples I have.

An orange based peach that actually looked alright on me. I could see myself wearing this color.

This color just seemed like the quintessential pink that is every little girls first bottle of nail polish. And with this pink phase I am going through, I actually liked it quite a bit :)

This was darker blue in real life. This color is straight up awesome! Worth the $5.99 price of the whole collection, but it is even more worth it because of all the other great colors that come with the collection.

There you have it. Anyone else ever buy this brand before? What are your thoughts on this, great, solid collection or boring, run of the mill cheap polishes?


jaljen said...

I love the spotty blue! Love it.

The Nail Polish M.D. said...

These are really cute, I'll have to look for them myself!!

Brooke said...

WOW, this is actually a REALLY nice lineup of colors - what an incredible deal!! As I was going through I'm thinking "oh, like the pink, wow, cool robin's egg effect, oh loving the purple, ahh, and the light pink!" so it is safe to say they are all gorgeous. The speckled robin's egg one is so different, but I love the texture. Very unique. Thanks for sharing!

PS: your nails look great! I am loving the shape/length. Do you feel like your pinky grows faster than your other nails? Because mine do... strangely.

Hope you're having a nice week!!

Brooke said...

BROOKE - Thanks! Yes, my pinky does grow faster and longer than any other nail! I hate the feeling of filing that one too, for some reason. How in the heck does the smallest nail prevail over all the other ones?

Lacquer Laine said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the flecks in the light blue one! If it's wrong i don't want it to be right!! and the cobalt! OMG TDF!!!

rmcandlelight said...

Those are really pretty. Really love the blue with the flecks in it. I must go check out my store :)

Kanji said...

How come I never get to find such lovely collections around here? ^__^ That Peach is jus adorable! I must find something similar... and fast! ***

Starlight said...

I like them! Especially the purple one! Who knew? Burlington Coat Factory? Hmmm. You just never know where nail polish will show up next!

Erin said...

I got this set of six at ross! I love them but the brushes are crap! I got tons of compliments on the peach when I wore it. Great Pics!!

Arrianne said...

The blues! I want! Whoever said about the pinky nail growing faster and longer, mine does too. My thumbs grow faster too. My pointer nails grow the slowest.

Brooke said...

Brooke - that's so weird - glad to know it isn't just me! Maybe we just don't use our pinkies as much? I know I type with all my fingers but my pinkie (and typing really wears down my nails.)

Loving the Diamond Cosmetics Hot Summer Pink you posted - that is one seriously gorgeous pink!!

Lucy said...

I love the Cobalt Blue the best. That is gorgeous. Your nails are looking fantastic. Love all the colors on you. I also love the blue with those great speckles in them. Great polishes and great price.

Deez Nailz ~ where the CANADIAN Bloggers at ? said...

Awe - what a cute set!

I have found that my icing mini polish's have this weird black flecks..... I actually think it's the plastic threading on the cap degrading and making it's way into the polish = looks cool though

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