Miss Sporty 160, 2 coats plus Seche Vite
I am still catching up with all the polish I bought last July in the UK! But I’m sure you are okay with that, as it spreads out the first impressions blog posts; I would not want to end up in a situation where I have five of these in a row, especially because I have SO MANY other blog posts planned for you guys! But I will admit, this is my favorite little series here because it gives me an excuse to keep trying out new nail polishes :] Today I am going to talk about a cute little bottle of Miss Sporty Clubbing Color nail polish that I grabbed a Superdrug. These teeny bottles of polishes came in a variety of fun, summery colors and of course I chose the one that was the most green. They claim a high-shine finish and and dry time of less than a minute!
My swatches today are over Sally Hansen Nail Rehab.
Miss Sporty 160, 1 coat
The Miss Sporty colors do not have names, just numbers. 160, my color of choice, had a thin formula like a lot of quick-dry polishes tend to have. It applied streaky, but easily. I surprisingly did not have a problem with running, which I expected. The brush is a wide, curved paddle brush. That seems to be a trend among UK drugstore polishes! For such a thin formula, 160 has pretty good opacity on the first coat and it is quite shiny on its own. A gentle touch after about a minute proved this polish does dry on the surface quickly. The tap test revealed it was still not dry all the way through.
Miss Sporty 160, 2 coats
After two coats, 160 was easily opaque! It did again dry quickly on the surface but not super evenly; despite the shine I would personally not wear it without a top coat. Speaking of top coats, you may notice that my photo of 160 with top coat looks greener than the two pictures without. I find that Seche Vite sometimes brings out orange-y or greener tones in some of my aqua polishes. If I had known that was going to happen here, I would have used a different top coat but at least we still have the sans top coat photos for color accuracy!
This polish removed really easily; I had no staining and it came off quickly! That is an advantage to thinner formulas.
Did Miss Sporty live up to its claims? It was quite shiny, even on that first streaky coat so I will give them a thumbs up in that category. As far as quick-drying goes, it was like every other quick-dry polish/top coat/whatever. It dried to the touch quickly, but still took time for the entire mani to set-up rock hard. I am okay with that, it is the kind of performance I get out of my quick-dry top coats so I’ll give them a nod in this category.
Have any of you tried Miss Sporty? What drugstore polishes have you been into lately?
(It took me about 10 years to realize that “clubbing color” probably refers to putting on a quick mani for a night out at the club and not tennis, like I kept thinking. It is called Miss SPORTY after all, cut me some slack.)