Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Trind Paradise Island - Review

Aaaand I'm back again, had a throat infection, bleh! (On the bright side, it did give me an excuse to nomnom icecream ^^) Being sick obviously didn't make me feel like polishing, and to make my polish mood drop even further, a corner of my indexfinger nail chipped off completely - again. Ugh, getting slightly tired of that! It's one of those nails that always chips off on the same spot, no rescue possible. If anyone has suggestions how to deal with a couple of stubborn chippy nails, I'd love to hear them. And in the mean time, I'll just keep swatching on my shorties :)

Right, on to today's post! Trind send me their Paradise Island collection, which consists of 4 polishes, 2 cremes and 2 shimmers. I mainly know Trind for their wide range of nail care products, and I liked the products that I tried of them, so I was curious after these polishes. They are from their Caring Colors line, those polishes are developed to maintain your pretty nails. Now I don't know how well they do that, because I just swatched them, but I do know I liked their application!


Each polish took 2 easy, streak-free coats (or 3, if you prefer thinner coats) and I just love streak-free cremes! I applied the 2nd coat thicker, but even with a thicker coat these dried surprisingly fast. They're shiny as well, I didn't use top coat for my swatches. The brush of these polishes is fairly small, especially compared to the wider brushes that seem more common nowadays. But I don't mind smaller brushes, it takes more strokes to cover the nail, but I find it easier to polish neatly around my cuticles and that helps with the cleanup afterwards.


Minty Mojito
Trind Minty Mojito
Minty Mojito

Minty Mojito is a bright mint green. I have quite a few minty greens, but I think it is actually unique in my stash because it's brighter than similar polishes (I haven't doublechecked on nail wheels because I ran out of them and am waiting for my swatch sticks). Unfortunately it does give me red fingers aka lobster hands.

Trind Minty Mojito
Minty Mojito


Blue Lagoon
Trind Blue Lagoon
Blue Lagoon

Blue Lagoon is one of the shimmers in this collection, but it's a lot more vibrant than I could capture! It's a bright azure blue with subtle green/blue shimmer. Very pretty if you ask me :)

Trind Blue Lagoon
Blue Lagoon


Purple Sunset
Trind Purple Sunset
Purple Sunset

Purple Sunset is a red-based purple and was the most pigmented of the bunch. My camera shows it too blue though (heh, now there's a surprise!), so I used my phone in an attempt to capture the color better, as you can see below.

Trind Purple Sunset
Purple Sunset


Tropical Blue
Trind Tropical Blue
Tropical Blue

Tropical Blue is a cobalt blue shimmer, and it's a beauty, look at that shimmer! I like this one most on my photos, but in real life, it's Blue Lagoon that wins the race.

Trind Tropical Blue
Tropical Blue


I think the 2 cremes aren't so unique, but the shimmers are and I really like them. However, they do stain (especially Tropical Blue), so make sure to use basecoat with them! Overall, this was a pleasant introduction for me to Trind's polishes. One big downside for me though? That funky cap isn't a problem with polishing, but it does make the bottles too high to fit in my precious Helmers! >.<

If you want to see their whole line of colors, have a look here. If you're not sure where you can buy Trind products, have a look here and select your country for more information.

Thanks for stopping by! ♥


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3 comments:

  1. you can take off the tranparant cap, so they'll fit in your helmer. i did that too, just pull

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  2. My nails used to chip all the time before I started using Nailtiques Formula 2 (saw it recommended by a nail blogger). Now they never break & are longer than ever ~ that stuff is awesome! I used it by itself (the way the directions say to) for about a week, but then I was so sick of naked nails I had to put on some polish. Now I just use it as a basecoat when I do my weekly manicure.

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  3. ooh Tropical Blue is so pretty! I love the little flecks of glitter!

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