Monday 30 March 2015

Manicure Monday | ELF - Bubblegum Pink

I seem to be on a bit of a pink kick at the moment, I've been loving all my really bright and bold pinks, the latest one I've added to my collection is Bubblegum Pink from ELF, which I bought in their 'everything must go' sale.

The shade name is ideal for this polish, it describes it perfectly. Bubblegum Pink is a bright, youthful pink creme polish that is too light to be fuchsia but too deep to be baby pink. If you remember those horrible bubblegum balls you used to get at the bottom of ice creams in the 80's, this is the exact colour of those.

The formula wasn't as good as I've come to expect from ELF, it took three pretty heavy coats to give me the coverage you see here, after two it was still slightly streaky. Because I had to apply three coats I obviously needed Seche Vite to speed up drying time, though if you have a long time to let them dry naturally I don't think you really need it.

As much as I love this colour, I don't know how often I'd reach for it, simply because I think it might be too young for me. I love, and regularly wear, fuchsia polishes, but there's something about this shade that I think screams "I'm a tween!", and therefore makes my hands look old. Having asked someone else's opinion, they thought I was crazy, but I can't help but think that. 

I know this is very similar to a Ciate polish I featured a couple of weeks ago, and I usually try not to overlap similar shades in the same month, but as this one won't be available for long in the UK I thought I'd be better off posting about it now, while you can still get your hands on it. Obviously if you're in the US or Canada you'll be able to pick this up any time you like from the US website for $2.

ELF Nail Polish in Bubblegum Pink is available online while stocks last for £1 (rrp £2.50), but they're currently having a closing down sale so if you want it, grab it fast!

What do you think, is this too young for a woman in her 30's?

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