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Thursday, April 19, 2012

30 Days of Blues for Autism Awareness - The New Black Horizon Ombre Set

Today is Day 19 in my "30 Days of Blues" and unlike most days, today, I am incorporating a product review in with my "30 Days" post.  I've been meaning to review the rest of my The New Black sets for the past month or so.  Then I got busy with doing the daily blue posts and I had a bad break on my swatching hand, so reviews kinda got pushed to the back burner.  

As I am finally able to start swatching for reviews again, so I figured that it would be appropriate to review this The New Black Ombre set as part of my "30 Days of Blues"...


As The New Black doesn't label their polishes, I am describing these by name.  From pinky to thumb, there is a bright white creme, a pale blue creme, a aqua blue peal with a pink flash, a cornflower blue, and a navy shimmer.  

Bright White Creme - this one is such a nice white, that I wish it came in a larger size.  It was almost opaque at one coat.  I just had to do a second coat to cover one thin spot.  The formula was excellent.    

Pale Blue Creme - this one rivals Julep Jessica, as a favorite pale blue creme, and is another one that I wish came in a full size bottle.  It was opaque in one coat and the formula was very smooth.

Aqua Blue Pearl with Pink Flash - This one was a really pretty shade.  It was a pearl, in my opinion, but there was a bit of frost in the finish.  It was probably too much frost to try and wear this polish as a stand-alone shade, but as part of an ombre set, I liked it.  That said, I did think this one was a bit of an odd duck in the ombre set, as it's the only one that leaned green or aqua.  Also, the pink flash in this one was beautiful, and not one that you really had to work for.  The flash was evident from the moment I put it on.  This one was one of the thinner polishes in the collection and it took 3 coats to reach opacity.

Cornflower Blue Shimmer - This one was such a nice blue.  I waffled between calling it denim or cornflower, but it had the tiniest amount of periwinkle in it, thus I called it cornflower.  In the bottle, this one had silver ribbons, but those turned out to be part of the shimmer, rather than frost. Like the Aqua Blue Pearl, it was a thinner formula.  3 coats.  

Navy Shimmer - First off, I apologize for the weird placement of this picture.  I was rotating all of the pictures of this collection, and I didn't even notice that this one looked weird, before I had edited it and saved it.  Anyway, this is a beautiful, inky navy with purple and pink shimmer, and is the third polish in this kit that I wish I could have in a bigger bottle.  Unlike the other two shimmers, this one had a thicker formula and was opaque in 2 coats.

Also, I wanted to include a picture of the kit all together, as I completely forgot to take one before I took it out of the package...


This set contains all of the polishes I featured above.  Only they are listed in reverse order from my swatches.  


Again, I found myself really liking these ombre kits from The New Black.  I love that they take the guess work out of ombre manicures, which is something I love, but fail at when left to my own devices.  I do find them to be a bit on the pricey side, but they aren't too outrageous, especially considering you get five polishes.  I also find their brush handles to be a little short, but they are mini bottles, so it's understandable.

The New Black polish kits retail for $22, and you can now find them at Sephora,com.  It looks like the have several new ones in stock at Sephora.  If you are interested in this one, please note that this is the blue "Horizon" kit and not the blue/green "Waves" kit (though that Waves kit looks awesome).  


Thank you for reading my "30 Days of Blues" posts.  Remember, tomorrow is the Blogger Round Up, so if you would like to participate, please respond in the latest Blogger Round Up post (the one below this one).


The New Black Horizon Ombre Set was sent to me for review.  Image of 5 pc set was provided to me by The New Black's PR.  

2 comments:

Ashesela said...

Wonderful blue nails!!! :D

Jû rockornot said...

I love the colosrs you chose!
Great mani!!

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