Monday, May 19, 2014

A Plentitude of Pale Pinks Pt 3

Welcome back to part 3 of my ensemble of pale pinks.

I chose a theme of old, new, perfect, impossible, obscure, well known to classify these babies.

Let's hit it!

The "Obscure"

LDL Elle Elle 228

I love this polish in the bottle. It's a soft, delicate pink that has a gorgeous hidden pink shimmer. It's so hidden that you pretty much have to either use flash or just enjoy it in the sun. It's so hidden, it's a shimmer for personal use only! ;D

Three coats, no top coat.

This was purchased by me at Ross, it was in a 9 pack back in 2010.

Lovely. The pale polish and the pale shimmer wouldn't emerge in my lighting.

Dense and a very nice formula, I had no issue with coverage or handling or drying. When dry this stuff wears exceptionally well. I have a nude that has a similar shimmer and I love it, too.

If you find one floating around, grab it. It's rare to find such an excellent formula in a pastel like this.

Here's a photo of the secret shimmer in the bottle:

All I can find out about LDL is that it is owned by Aztec Finance - a company registered in the Mauritius Islands. Beyond that, it's an EU product and that's all my delving could find.

I am guessing that the factory that made this is not stand alone and probably does other European brands.

The "Well Known"

American Apparel Coney Island

Three coats, no top coat. Two coats would have done fine.

More warm and showing its coral DNA in this photo.

The formula of the American Apparel polishes is fairly legendary. For their $6.00 price point they are quite good.

I found a job-lotted set of 18 polishes on eBay and discovered the joys of this brand.

It's dense, dries beautifully, handles well and the colors - for the most part - are intriguingly modern.

My urge with this brand is to own every single one of them. Quite impressive!

I secretly wonder who really makes these? I know a brand like AA is NOT running a nail polish factory, so who? Who? Well done, whomever you are!

Hope you enjoyed my passel of pinks!

Thanks for reading my nail polish journal!


  1. LDL Elle Elle? Yeah, that is obscure. I don't think I've ever seen the brand swatched anywhere. Such a nice surprise that it behaves so nicely--often the weird brands I pick up are not so great.

    1. It is so odd that I've never seen them again, but I kind of have a soft spot for them.



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