Saturday, March 17, 2012

Ulta3 Mango Mayhem

I'm so embarrassed to say that even though I live in Australia this is the first Ulta3 nail polish that I have tried! I picked Mango Mayhem from the Ulta3 Gelato collection. Mango Mayhem is a muted orange creme and the first orange I have tried.

I applied a base coat of OPI Nail Hardener and then two coats of Mango Mayhem. I'll tell you now the brush was a PITA to work with. It doesn't sit flat and is very thick, not broken but fanned out. It made it very difficult to apply the polish because the brush kept picking too much nail polish up at once and I couldn't brush most of it off. To top it all off the formula was very thick which made trying to apply a thin even coat impossible. I was really frustrated when I finished the two coats and some areas were so much thicker than others. It also dries to a vinyl/semi-matte finish which would look OK if the polish applied evenly. I still added a top coat of Seche Vite and was SO HAPPY that I did because it managed to level out the nail polish and give it a shiny finish. With the top coat levelling out the nail polish I loved this manicure!

These photos were taken in artificial light.

Ulta3 Mango Mayhem in Artificial Light
Ulta3 Mango Mayhem in Artificial Light

The following morning I took these photos in the natural light.

Ulta3 Mango Mayhem in Natural Light
Ulta3 Mango Mayhem in Natural Light


I have to say I don't think this colour suits me. However, I ADORE THIS COLOUR! I just didn't want to take it off, it is such a gorgeous colour. It's not quite a pastel more a muted orange instead. For AUD$2 I am so happy I finally decided to try Ulta3! And since I'm allergic to mango this is as close as I'm going to get :)

12 comments:

  1. Ulta3 is a hit or miss because some polishes have great formulas and brushes, while others just suck. You're swatch looks great though! It looks like there was NOTHING wrong with the brush, and I love the colour- its really bright and pretty!

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    1. Thanks! Glad to hear that it looks ok :) Thank goodness for Seche Vite :)

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  2. It actually looks great on you! I have this one, it looks dirty on me if that makes sense, I keep it for nail art etc.

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    1. Aww thanks :) I felt the same way that it looks too muted/dirty? on me but I didn't care because I love the colour!

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  3. Your swatch looks gorgeous! If you hadn't mentioned all the problems, I would have never known!

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  4. Nice! where did you get this polish?

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    1. Thanks :) I got it from a Terry White Chemist.

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    1. Lol makes me wish I could eat mangoes :)

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    1. I'm happy I have it :) I only have a few oranges in my stash.

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