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Eye Candy Juicylicious

One of the first polishes I blogged about was Eye Candy It’s All Good. I had terrible problems with it drying … even though I had painted my nails in the early afternoon, I had sheet marks the next day.

When Eye Candy’s sister brand, Invogue, launched in about March of this year, I asked on their Facebook page if the polishes had the same problems drying. This brought to their attention the problems I had experienced, and they sent me a free polish in return. Very nice of them. And so far so good.

I chose Juicylicious, a neon yellowy orange.

For this manicure, I started with a base of white. It took me three coats of China Glaze White On White until I was happy with the coverage. And then it took four coats of Juicylicious to get it to be even and good looking. So including my base coat and top coat, this manicure is nine coats of polish!!

It’s lovely and bright – a very nice summer colour – but sadly my Seche Vite top coat has shrunk the colour. It hasn’t shrunk the white – rather bizarrely – so I am left with a thin white line at the cuticle edge. Very strange. And not very nice looking, so this manicure probably won’t last very long, unless I choose to touch it up.

Eye Candy Juicylicious
Eye Candy Juicylicious (with Seche Vite shrinkage that has revealed the white undies!)

In low light, you can see its neon-ness – but you can also see some dark patches that look like bubbles under the surface. They weren’t evident in either the white or the final manicure, but I think they are a result of the slow drying polish.

Eye Candy Juicylicious low light
Eye Candy Juicylicious in low light to show the neon

I didn’t like the formula much, and even with Seche Vite it seemed to take an age to dry. So sorry, Eye Candy, but I’m not sold and I probably won’t be buying any more of your polishes.

EDIT: It’s 9am on the following day. While my polish is seemingly dry to the touch, I have come to the conclusion that it is a result of the Seche Vite. Because under that dry top coat, I can still move the polish around and very easily dent my manicure if I press my fingers into it. One nail had a crack on it, so me being me, I’ve scraped it off.  The polish under the top coat has the consistency of tooth paste. I know I had a fair few coats on this manicure, but I can’t believe that it’s still not hardened after 18 hours. And at 30°C/86°F yesterday, it was the hottest day of the year in the UK so far, so you’d have thought of any day, yesterday it had a great chance to dry! Not impressed at all.

 

For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Colour: three coats of China Glaze White On White, then four coats of Eye Candy Juicylicious
  • Top coat: Seche Vite

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Comments

Emma B
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I would do what you did on your edited addition, scrape it off!

Claire Kerr
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I did! Horrid manicure. Really not impressed with eye Candy polishes – even with two attempts.

Becca
Reply

Ooh that is odd! It’s made me want to try mine out to see if I have the same issues! x

Claire Kerr
Reply

Hopefully you won’t. Hopefully it was just a weird issue for me (another Eye Candy polish didn’t dry on me previously).

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