Friday, March 16, 2012

NOTD: Pixel Public Display of Affection

Another batch of old pictures I forgot to post last month! Oops! I love this color, though; I've been wearing a lot of pinky-peachy-nude polishes lately. It feels so sleek and clean on nails, and with the weather doing flip flops, it's a type of shade that matches my warmer-weather wardrobe as well as my cold-weather duds. High of 55 degrees and I'm bundling up in a grey sweater and black scarf? No problem, my nails match. High of 78 and I feel like busting out my sandals and a coral tank top? Once again, not a problem; nails coordinate perfectly. I am longing to wear a punchy coral or a deep berry, but I can't commit to either since it drives me nuts when my nail polish clashes with my wardrobe!

I'm wearing Public Display of Affection by Pixel in these photographs. Honestly, it's a new favorite color; I love the way it looks against my skin tone. It's a pink-nude with a little bit of taupe to it, and it looks so classy on! It's a slightly sheer formula; I think it took me either three or four coats to get it to the level of opacity you see in the photographs here. Sorry I can't remember exactly, I just remember thinking about running out and buying a backup since I use so much on each manicure and these bottles are tiny at only .17 ounces. They are $2.49 a bottle at Ulta (where I buy mine), but they are often on sale for around $2. They come in a range of colors and finishes that feel very fashion-forward. I get pretty good wear on these, too; if I tend to get about 3 days of solid wear from other brands (with maybe a chip or two on the third day, depending on the condition my nails are in before putting on polish), I get about an extra fourth day of wear from Pixel. Can't complain about that! Because these are inexpensive, come in smaller bottles, and have a great range of trendy shades, Pixel is a great way to try out colors you don't think you'll wear often enough to justify buying a full size bottle of more expensive polish in. I find the quality pretty comparable to China Glaze, OPI, or Essie; a bit of a step up from  the average drugstore formula, but there's nothing truly outstanding about it.

Pixel Public Display of Affection


Pixel Public Display of Affection Swatch

Summary: I think this is a great neutral color that is really versatile, and I have no complaints about the formula, either. Because the bottles are so small, the brush has a shorter handle, which makes it a little bit more difficult to maneuver, but I don't find this to be a big problem; the cap is flared slightly so it's easy to get a good grip on it. The brush itself is full-size. Check out this brand the next time you want a fun nail polish color, but don't want to invest in a larger bottle! Available online and in-store at Ulta, although I don't see this particular shade listed on the website. It had a slot on the normal in-store display, though. 

12 comments:

  1. That is a great neutral color! Thanks for sharing it with us!

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    1. You're welcome! Thanks for reading!:)

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  2. This is perfect to wear with anything! I love it. :^)

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    1. It is so versatile! I love it too.

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  3. Gorgeous nude. I have been looking for something like this. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. You're welcome, I am glad you found this helpful!

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  4. I like tiny nail polishes they look so cute:)its a pretty color.

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    1. I know, aren't the tiny bottles completely adorable!?

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  5. This looks like such a pretty nude!! Gotta give this one a try!

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    1. It is such a pretty shade, you should check it out!

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  6. This is a very chic, everyday nail colour! I think it might look neat with a neon accent nail; I know that would likely not be to your taste but I'm kind of loving the whole neons and nudes trend that's going on right now.

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    1. Ooh, that would be really cute! You're right, I probably wouldn't rock that myself, but I love seeing interesting combos like that on other people... DO IT DO IT DO IT

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