I have this nail polish in 464 "cafe au lait" and it's a nice light coffee color. It goes on smoothly and dried in about 60 seconds. It's not streaky at ALL. I love using it by itself (2-3 coats) or as a base for another color (1 coat).
I was looking for a pale pink nail polish, but didn't want to spend a lot of money. I passed by the $8 to $12 nail poishes and tried a couple of very inexpensive brands. Big mistake. The first one was chipping and "creasing" within a couple of hours of applying it. The second one didn't do much better. So I was going to break down and buy a more expensive one instead of throwing my money away on cheap ones that are no good. But I decided to give one more brand a shot.
So for about $3.50 I bought Rimmel's French Manicure Pro in #140 French Rose. It claimed to be "Super durable, chip resistant" and says that it will last "Up to 10 Days." The first thing I noticed was that it has a short, fat applicator brush, which I liked because you can cover your nail with just a couple of strokes. The downside to this, however, is that you have less precision around the cuticles. The coverage was fairly even - not perfect, but not bad. The second coat evened it out pretty well. It dried pretty quickly too, which is important to me because I'm impatient and start to do things too soon, which means I often end up with smudged or creased nail polish. Not with this one.
It lived up to its promise to be durable and chip resistant - I'm not sure about a full 10 days, but it was definitely a week before I started getting any chips in it. By then I'm usually ready for a change anyway.
So, while normally I'd say that if you go for a cheap nail polish you're going to get cheap results, this nail polish gave decent results at an excellent price.
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