Yesterday I mentioned that Misa has two new spring 2011 collections out. The first one called Wishes are pale, shimmery colors. These, from the 9 to 5:00 collection, are all muted yet still fun creme polishes.
I’m a big fan of creme polish, it’s probably my second favorite finish after shimmer. I know a lot of people think cremes are boring, but I find them to be incredibly sophisticated and a lot of times really unique and edgy. There is nothing like a deep olive creme nail polish, aaaahhhh.
All of these colors were thick and applied evenly and opaque in just two coats.
Blush Hour is a pale nude pink color. I love how clean, shiny and un-streaky this color wound up being. I don’t normally wear these kinds of pale nude colors, but this one flatters my skin quite nicely.
Pay Days Are Happy Days
Pay Days Are Happy Days is a cafe au lait brown/taupe color. It’s very light and kind of milky looking. It’s really nice, but I think maybe a little too “blah” for my skin tone. I like more of a contrast between nail and skin and think this would look amazing on darker skin tones.
Working Hard or Hardly Working
Working Hard or Hardly Working is a medium cement grey with blue undertones. That is what makes this one unique to a lot of other grey cremes I have, the blue-ishness to it is really nice. Love it.
PaintMyNails@Work (which is what I would be doing all day if I could get away with it) is a medium grey/taupe color. It’s darker and more grey than Pay Days Are Happy Days and it’s really pretty. I like this for my skin tone much better.
Coffee Pick Me Up
Coffee Pick Me Up is a deep purple/taupe color. I absolutely love this and am wearing it right now. Love the combo of purple and taupe and it looks really cool on my hands.
Office Polish-tics is a dark murky blue/grey color. This is fairly unique when I look at it compared to a lot of other dark blue cremes I own. If it had just been navy blue or dark blue, it would not be as interesting, but the grey in it makes it look more edgy.
Good strong collection here. They call it 9 to 5:00 presumably because these are all colors you could wear to a conservative work-place and they wouldn’t shout “LOOK AT MY NAIL POLISH!” I liked them all but feel the stand-out colors are Working Hard or Hardly Working, Coffee Pick Me Up and Office Polish-tics.
Availability: Online now at some etailers
Pricing: $3.75 and up
Ok folks, would these be colors you would wear to work? What do you think about them?