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Misa has a new collection for summer 2011 called Paradise Shore. This consists of six new glass-flecked and shimmery colors.
Now I’m all about glass-flecked polishes, I love them but for me to REALLY love them, they have to be opaque. A few of these fell quite flat in that department, giving me a very sheer look even after 3 coats. Disappointing but let’s take a closer look.
Under My Sunbrella
Under My Sunbrella is a bright warm yellow with orange undertones and yellow flecks. Normally these warmish yellows clash with my skintone and I kind of feel like this one does as well. It looks decent close up but from a distance not so great for me personally. This one as you can see was a bit sheer, even after 3 coats I didn’t get opacity.
Mega Margarita is a pale “margarita” green color with yellow/green flecks. This is a great color, very nice for spring and summer, but I was very disappointed with the sheerness. This is three coats and definitely the most sheer one here. I don’t even think four coats would fully cover my nail line.
Krystal Water is a light blue with blue flecks and is more metallic in finish. The color is pretty enough and it did cover a little better than the previous two, but nothing all that unique here.
Endless Keys is a bright tangerine orange with yellow flecks. This one wound up being my favorite, much to my surprise. I love the color and the yellow flecks make it super pretty and eye-catching. Again we had some sheer issues here, but after three coats I got pretty good coverage. I think four might be ideal (ugh).
Summer Love is a bright fuchsia pink with light pink flecks. This is another of my favorites because I just love any fuchsia pink and love the shimmer in it. However I don’t think the color itself is that unique anymore. This has much better coverage and after three coats was mostly totally opaque.
Mermaid Dreams is a medium blue with blue shimmer. This rather than being glass-flecked seems more metallic like Krystal Water is. I got really nice opacity with this one and three coats was enough. Nice color, again not that unique to me.
I think there are some great colors in here, but I am really wishing that they were more opaque. The must haves for me are Endless Keys and Summer Love. I do really like Under My Sunbrella also, but it’s not great with my particular skin tone.
Availability: e-Tailers now
Pricing: $2.75 and up
So what do we think of Paradise Shore?