First Impressions: Tsum Tsum Nail Polish

Tsum Tsum Friendship

Tsum Tsum #friendship, 3 coats plus top coat

Marketers probably love me. I am a huge sucker for all the little things that have to do with my interests and favorite stories and characters. Present me with a Star Trek mug, Cheshire Cat stuffed animal, Loki bobble head, portrait of Richard III on a magnet, or a candle inspired by Outlander, and my money is gone faster than Usain Bolt. There is nothing I can say, no good excuse I can make, for the purchase of a super cheap little set of polishes adorned with Tsum Tsum-ified Disney characters except for the fact that I am a huge, self-aware sucker for Disney and nail polish. When you combine the two, I just cannot resist. I am choosing to share my experience with one of these polishes sort of as a cautionary tale and sort of so you know just the kind of person I am (which is the kind of person who knowingly buys nail polish made for kids that is certain to be lacking in quality). Anyway. I hope you enjoy a few minutes of judging me for my stupid decisions.

Today’s swatches are shown over Zoya Get Even. Seche Vite is my top coat of choice.

Friendship 1

Tsum Tsum #friendship, 1 coat

Yellow is pretty much my least favorite color of nail polish on the planet, so #friendship was probably a poor choice for making my first impression, but I wanted to wear it and get it out of the way. I have a rule that I have to wear all of my polishes as a full mani at least once. Sometimes I surprise myself and end up liking a color I think I’ll hate :] As much as Crayola crayon yellow is a color I would usually not want anywhere near my nails, it could be handy for nail art.

The first coat of this one was slightly chunky. Yep. Chunky. I’m not sure what was going on, possibly there were a lot of little pigment bits that did not incorporate well. Unsurprisingly for a yellow, it was also streak-tastic. To round out the poor quality, this polish had no interest in self-leveling. The only good thing I can say about it is that it barely had a scent!

Friendship 2

Tsum Tsum #friendship, 2 coats

#friendship is not looking much better with a second coat (and I’m cringing every time I type the name as a hashtag like it’s supposed to be, why do people put hashtags in polish names???). It is still chunky and streaky, but slightly more opaque. I went ahead and did a third coat with the hope it would smooth things out.

Friendship 3

Tsum Tsum #friendship, 3 coats

I’m sure you are all totally shocked to see that a third coat did not smooth it out. At all. At least it is completely, undeniably opaque. Just a bit chunkier than I prefer my cream polishes. Maybe this is a new finish: curdled milk!

Friendship Eeyore

Tsum Tsum #friendship, 3 coats plus top coat

Seche Vite mostly smoothed this one out, but a combination of the color and formula made it barely tolerable to keep on my nails for three days. When I finally got the sweet relief of removing it, I found that it went a lot faster to just peel the polish off and then go in with remover to clean it up completely. Needless to say, I was not impressed with this polish at. But really, what else would you expect? The less said, the better.

What polishes have you been unimpressed with lately?

xx, Ashley


5 thoughts on “First Impressions: Tsum Tsum Nail Polish”

  1. I’m a sucker for cutesy stuff too. 😛
    Like you, I hardly ever wear yellow polish. But, I bought a yellow Hello Kitty polish that was at Sephora because it was so dang cute:

    Sucks that this #friendship polish didn’t pan out. At least you have that cute bottle? #cute 😉

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    1. I understand your Hello Kitty purchase completely. Was it from the OPI collection or something else?

      Yep, the bottle (and lid!) is still super cute. There are actually 8-9 little polishes in the set I bought so lots of cute little bottles to look at :] even if the polish is not so great…

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      1. This Hello Kitty pre-dated the OPI collaboration. It was when Hello Kitty brand makeup had a section at Sephora. But they phased it out and they sometimes bring back a few items here and there. It’s a pity because not only were the items cute – they were decent quality.

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