It always amazes me how many shades of nail polish a brand can actually come up with and Morgan Taylor is one of those that really impress the collections and new colours just keep on coming.Even though I probably have roughly over 400 bottles of nail polish as I always get sent so many I hardly ever come across the same shade of nail polishes.
This time around Morgan Taylor’s latest collection which can be found in stores as you read this at either Dis-chem or Sorbet salons for R123 is called “Hello pretty” and I have to say hello pretty indeed! It is inspired by Japanese street style (home of hello kitty) which is very bright, eccentric and eye catching. Absolutely perfect for summer where nail polish trends are more bright and bold.
Packaging wise these remind me of OPI. The formula is thin but not runny. There are 6 shades in the collection but I was sent 2 shades which I will be discussing below. I haven’t tried the other shades in the collection but both of the ones I tried dried to a matte finish. You have to be quite careful with matte polishes as they have both pros and cons. Pros are they dry quicker almost instantly and they are great as a fashion statement. Cons are they don’t last as long (so capping the nail here is vitally important) because they basically leave out the top coat part of the formula. That’s why in theory some polishes claim that you don’t need to actually apply a top coat after their nail polishes but I still like to do it since it just adds that extra seal over the nail instead of being mixed inside. If you worry about ruining the matte look with the top coat you can buy a matte top coat and then basically turn any normal polish matte.
So let’s get on with the swatches
Pop-arazzi pose is a shocking bright neon pink. Really pigmented with 2 coats and applies really smoothly
Do you Harajuku? Is a lime green with slight blue shimmer. The blue shimmer is not that noticeable on the nail. This one was quite sheer and it took about 4 coats(even with a white base which is used to help emphasize neon and pastels) to get an even colour on the nail but a really pretty colour still.
Definitely pop in store and give these a try and let me know what you think