I recently placed an order for some American Apparel nail lacquer (six shades, which I'll list later in this post), but I also just received seven shades in the mail that I couldn't wait to swatch!
If you've never had the pleasure of owning this polish brand you're really missing out. The quality is top-notch, the color range is drool-worthy beautiful, and the color payout is amazing (most shades are one-coaters). They also apply beautifully (even and smooth), are full of shine without even using a top coat, and dry rather quickly.
The cost is $6 each, but if you like more than 2 shades (which you will) then you may want to look into purchasing a 3-pack for $15 (saving you $1 per polish) or purchasing a 7-pack for $32 (saving you over $1.50 per polish). You can purchase these polishes at American Apparel's website by clicking here or visiting their website directly: http://store.americanapparel.net/accessories-beauty.html
Below are swatches of seven beautiful shades I currently own:
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#1: Cameo Blue (42011)
#2: Palm Springs (36498)
#3: Summer Peach (38975)
#4: Office (36503)
#5: Port (42010)
Shade Description: A very deep port wine creme - almost black, but shows up with a wine color in the sun.
#6: Army Jacket (42012)
#7: Berry (36510)
So what American Apparel nail lacquer colors will I swatch next? I ordered: Echo Park, Malibu Green, Butter, L Esprit, MacArthur Park, and African Violet. I'll actually have an extra Malibu Green so I'll probably hold a blog contest to give that one away. Stay tuned for those swatches in a few weeks!