Chrome Girl Nail Polish and Nail Care – Swatches and Review
Sometimes, summer can send me into a minor tail-spin. The search for the perfect swimsuit to flatter, the perfect hair product to deal with humidity, the perfect facial product to battle sweat and UV rays… It’s almost enough to make you miss winter. (Almost.) At the very least, I have my manicure covered with Chrome Girl.
Recently launched in February 2013 by Melissa Ravo and Jaime Boreanaz (wife to Buffy/Angel alum David Boreanaz), Chrome Girl is a 4-free polish line with on-trend colors in a long-lasting formula. While I didn’t get to test the polish at the beach (pity) I did find that they lasted at least five days with minimal chipping.
I tested six shades in the Chrome Girl line ($12 each), as well as their Melon Cuticle Oil and Genie Polish Remover.
Salty Kisses – Bright pink coral creme
Salty Kisses is a sweet and bright color that will appeal to any pink fan, this one included.
Makin Waves – Cobalt blue shimmer
Makin Waves is impossible to ignore, and my favorite of the bunch, the polish practically GLOWS.
Tan Cheeks – Rosy toffee creme
Tan Cheeks reminds me of the Naked 3 palette packaging; just a hint of rose in a tan base.
Summer Storm – Deep denim blue creme
However, it and the lovely deep Summer Storm both gave me slight staining, so a basecoat is a must.
I Scream – Minty pastel green
I Scream is a subtle light jade creme that gave me some trouble with application…
Beach Undies – Bold yellow-green creme
… as did the gorgeous and nearly neon Beach Undies.
Overall the Chrome Girl formula is a dream; I got full opacity with two coats, and only needed one for Summer Storm. But a top coat is needed if you want your polish to shine in the summer sun – while the formula was extremely quick-drying, it’s not high shine.
The Melon Cuticle Oil ($14) helps hydrate dry cuticles and nails, with a subtle scent, almost like sun-warmed melon.
Meanwhile Genie ($15) is genius: non-acetone remover pads that do triple duty as a paraben-free cuticle conditioner and nail strengthener. I was able to use one pad per hand to gently remove my polish, and my nails did not have that parched feeling that acetone polish leaves behind.
I would not use this to remove polish with glitter but the hydrating powers, plus a yummy pina colada scent, make this my favorite product of Chrome Girl.
Chrome Girl may be a new line, but they have made a fan out of me. I may not be able to find the perfect swimsuit, frizz-buster or melt-proof makeup, but at least I have a great beach ready manicure!
What do you think, readers? Which Chrome Girl color screams summer to you?
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