Monday, November 19, 2012

NOTD: e.l.f. Fair Pink


I've got a fairly short post for you all today... heck, it's not even long enough for a page jump to be inserted!! 

Happy? Sad? YOLO!!
(I don't even know if that's an appropriate usage of 'YOLO'... makes me feel old that I don't completely understand the hip tween lingo #headhangofshame)



I feel like e.l.f. gets a bad rap (chicka-what?? ...that was a rap noise and my attempt at humor #sorry).
And while I can understand the hate e.l.f. receives (some of their products are a little less than stellar) I really don't understand the hate as a whole; their products are dirt cheap so you should pretty much know going into your purchase that you're not paying for quality comparable to tarte or NARS. 
Heck, I even got this nail polish for free in one of my online orders almost a year ago!!

So, here's my two cents: 
Considering this polish is a year old (even some O.P.I. polishes get gloopy after being shelved for that long), cost me absolutely nothing (and even if it did, e.l.f. polishes retail for only $2), and has lasted four days on my nails with VERY minimal wear-and-tear, I'd say e.l.f. has another winning product in my book.

Fair Pink is a creamy baby pink that is neither cool nor warm toned; it's right in the middle of the tonal spectrum so I think it would suit pretty much any skin color. It goes on a little streaky and requires three coats for nearly full opacity but adding a good top coat while the polish is still a little wet takes away streaks and I find that the amount of opacity is perfect for creating a really minimally clean and sophisticated looking nail.

How do you feel about e.l.f. nail polishes?
How about e.l.f. in general?
Any other colors from e.l.f. that I need to check out?
Do share!!

xoxo - Cassie

19 comments:

  1. I really like elf in general, I haven't tride the polishes yet though :)

    http://perlaxmakeup.blogspot.com/

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  2. I love the shade..will need to try it out

    http://thelittlebigobsession.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. I don't have an opinion on elf yet since I haven't triend their products. I ordered some products and they haven't arrived so I'm excited to see what they're like. x

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  4. I like Elf - not all their products, but I've found a few good ones. I love their eye shadow quad in butternut. Love one of their lip glosses in baby lips. I have two nail polishes that I bought at Target (limited edition), but haven't used them yet. They are xmas colors so .. next month!

    Monica
    http://pear-shaped-gal.blogspot.com/

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  5. Love the nail color. Love ELF especially there eye shadows!

    sugarbabexo.blogspot.com/

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  6. Perla: Yay, a fellow e.l.f. lover!! Definitely try out their polishes; even though they're a bit sheer they wear really well and have a great shelf life! :)

    Jeeda: Definitely do, it's a great polish!

    Coco: You'll have to let me know how you like them once you receive your package and have a chance to try things out!! Have fun with them :)

    Monica: Sounds like you have the same take on e.l.f. as I do; not all of their products are great but they do make some really nice ones for the price! Let me know how the Christmas colors are so I can either go pick them up or avoid them altogether haha! :)

    The Jaded Reality: Thank you, glad you like it!!

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  7. Thats such a pretty shade! I can't get Elf out here though unfortunately. But I am obsessed with everything nails, probably don't need any more polishes! Haha ;)


    Amelia @ UGLY DUCKLING xxx

    Come say hey at Ducklingtoswan.com! :)

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  8. lovely colour - reminds me of essie's ballet skippers but so much more reasonably priced! x

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  9. That's a really pretty shade :) x

    http://wewereraisedbywolves.blogspot.co.uk/

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  10. Chanced upon your blog and enjoy reading it!

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  11. Amelia: Aw, that's too bad you can't get your hands on e.l.f. products where you live!! And a girl can never have too many polishes ;)

    kb: Yes, it is very similar to some of essie's light pinks but as you said the price of e.l.f. is much MUCH better !!

    Evelyn: Thank you!

    Michelle: Thanks, I'm glad you enjoy!! :)

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  12. That's such a pretty color!
    thanks for the sweet comment and for the birthday wish!
    I really like your blog, would you like to follow each other?
    x,
    Sagalina

    www.makeaboldstatement.blogspot.com

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  13. Such a beautiful color! How many coats did you have to paint to get that?

    http://lasaloperie.blogspot.com.br/

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  14. Sagalina: Thanks and you're welcome!

    Isa: Thank you, it took three coats :)

    Analisa: Thanks!

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  15. I actually really like their stuff. I have their makeup brushes and a lipstick and for cheap its not bad!
    :)

    Mod Fox

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  16. Michelle Elizabeth: I'm so happy to hear you're a fellow e.l.f. lover!! I use their brushes everyday and love their lip gloss, eye shadows, nail polishes... I could go on!! I think they're a great and affordable cosmetic brand :)

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  17. Ooh I really like this colour!
    Lucia
    http://luciasloves.blogspot.co.uk
    x

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  18. Lucia: Thank you, I really like it too!!

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