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Friday, April 20, 2012

The New Black - "Graffiti" Ombre Set Review

Yesterday, I showed the second of the ombre sets from The New Black, and today, I have for you the black/grey ombre set, "Graffiti".

Just to be clear, this set contains five 0.125 fl oz bottles that are intended to be used to create an ombre manicure.  Ombres are something I have grown to love, have occasionally tried, and usually failed.  These sets from The New Black basically take all the guesswork out of creating the perfect ombre manicure, and they contain a good combination of glitters, shimmers, and cremes...

I have labelled each of the polishes within the picture.  I did this one in reverse order, light to dark from thumb to pinky.  Here are the descriptions of the pictures in order from thumb to pinky...

Bright Silver Glitter in a Clear Base - when I first saw this one, I wasn't impressed, and I then I put it on my nails and I was practically blinded by it.  It looks like a frickin' Miss America tiara on your nails.  It would be very hard to reach opacity, though, as it's not quite thick enough.  I used 4 coats on the above swatch, and I still had bald spots.

Bright Silver - pretty standard silver metallic, though this one is verrrry bright.  It almost looks polished.  Formula was fine and took 2 coats to reach opacity.

Medium Grey with Blue, Purple, and Pink Shimmer - this one is where it get's interesting.  This polish is fantastic.  The shimmer stands out in this one and is quite the contrast with the grey base color.  2 coats.

Black Jelly with Gold and Silver Glitter - okay, remember in yesterday's post when I wished The New Black would sell a few of their polishes separately, in larger bottles?  Well this polish would be at the top of the list.  I cannot tell you how amazing this polish is.  It's not a traditional jelly, in that you can reach opacity, but it's also not a creme.  It is jam-packed with glitter, but it's not gritty.  Formula was great.  2 coats.

Jet Black Creme - this is a nice black creme.  It was completely opaque in 2 coats and I had no formula issues.

I like this set.  I really like the way it goes from a deep, jet black to a bright, super-sparkly silver glitter.  But the stars of the show, in my opinion, are the grey and the black jelly.

And because I could... here is a picture of the Black Jelly with Gold and Silver Glitter used as a full mani...

I am completely in love with it.  

Again these polishes come in a set.  For your reference, here is a PR shot of the full set...

These sets retail for $22 and are available online and at major department stores.  Best news... The New Black is now available at Sephora.com.  

This set was sent to me for review.  The picture of the 5 pc set was sent to me by The New Black's PR.  


Unknown said...

This collection is reall nice!
I love all the colors!

PolishGalore said...

I'm so pissy that they don't have real names! I bought 2 sets in Nordstrom's a few months ago and haven't touched them because I want names.

Gina (Prim and Polished) said...

That medium gray is absolutely gorgeous!

A Polish Problem said...

Krystal, I agree. It seems so silly, but it's kind of hard to review them without names. I understand that maybe they don't want to individually name them because their product is actually the set, but I still wish for names when I'm reviewing them.

A Polish Problem said...

It really is. The shimmer is amazing. I waffled between showing the grey and the jelly black as a full mani. It's another one that I wish was available in a larger size.

A Polish Problem said...

Thank you.

Pretty said...


Pink Pamalamma said...

Love this! So gorgeous and elegant.

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