09 May 2012

I'm Swatchin' You - Spoiled Good Karma

Oh, my.  This day is already off to a bad start.  Today's color is my first from Spoiled.  I cannot express how excited I was for this one!  It's called Good Karma and it's a gorgeous, pearly, shimmery, dark teal.  I don't really know how to classify it for you.  Nail polish finishes (technically speaking) confuse the hibbity doo out of me and my tired eyes.  But can we talk brushes for a sec?  I know, me and my brush rants.

This one was positively horrible!  By far the worst brush I have come across!  Take the SH Complete Salon Manicure line's flat brush, widen it, and add more brush hairs.  Oh, and then bring in a rodent to gnaw on them for awhile.  If the SH brushes are like painting your nails with coffee stirrers, this was like painting them with a virtual OAR.  There was no way this was going to be a "neat" mani, and it wasn't.  I'm really quite sad about this.  I adore some of Spoiled's colors and do have a couple more to swatch for you.  But the brush is probably bad enough to keep me from buying any more unless they make a change.

Anyway, sorry for the rant.  The formula was actually okay.  It was a little streaky on the first coat (plus I was trying to control the brush with little success), but it evened out nicely with a second coat.  The color is still beautiful.  It just may be a bit difficult to get it on without a battle royale.  I guess you have to decide if the color is worth the hassle.  This one, for me, just might be.  I see some decanting in my future.

SH Double Duty and SH Insta-Dri as base and top.


  1. I just came across your blog. I am lovin' it! I have bought just about all the Spoiled polishes. I am slowly going through them. I also have to say the brushes are a MEH (big meh!) for me. I wipe off as much polish as I can and I pull off the loose strands with a papertowel. All may go well for 6 nails and then another loose strand. It's rather annoying and sad, since for $.99 - $1.99 isn't bad for what you get out of the bottle. I think it may be aggervating my eczema ... Though it could be stres too.

    1. So glad to have you here! I know a lot of people decant their Spoiled polishes, and I will most likely be doing the same, too.


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