PISTOL polish August 2013: Nitty Gritty Pretty & Riots, Not Diets

PISTOL polish August 2013 duoThe first of the month is becoming one of my favorite days because without fail my monthly package from PISTOL polish arrives. I’m always excited to see what polishes the ladies at PISTOL polish come up with every month. This is the 7th duo I’ve gotten and I’ve yet to be disappointed!

When I opened the August box I was really excited. If I could only wear one nail polish color for the rest of my existence it would be a dark, shimmery purple. So, to say the least, I was instantly excited about Riots, Not Diets. Nitty Gritty Pretty didn’t instantly jump out at me but it did win me over.

Also, I have to point out, the names of this month’s colors are AMAZING!

Below the jump are reviews of each polish plus and an additional way I wore each.

For more info check out the PISTOL polish website. FYI: If you haven’t signed up for their monthly subscription service and want a specific polish just shoot them an email. The girls at PISTOL polish are super helpful 🙂

Alli

 

PISTOL polish Nitty Gritty Pretty PISTOL polish Nitty Gritty Pretty 2 PISTOL polish Nitty Gritty Pretty MACRO PISTOL polish Nitty Gritty Pretty MACRO 2Nitty Gritty Pretty: At first glance I thought this was just another pink creme. Boring, right? Well, when I got it on my nails I realized this was actually a fabulous pink creme. It’s a light pink that has the tiniest bit of dustiness to it making it almost universally flattering. It doesn’t look chalky. It doesn’t make my skin look red. It just looks classy and chic.

The formula is fantastic (a theme with all of the polishes I’ve tried from PISTOL). I used just two coats in my swatches.

I loved this polish so much I found myself wearing it on a Saturday afternoon. I didn’t want to completely redo my nails so I topped it with PISTOL polish Run The World. The result was GORGEOUS!

PISTOL polish Nitty Gritty Pretty and PISTOL polish Run The World PISTOL polish Nitty Gritty Pretty and PISTOL polish Run The World 3 PISTOL polish Nitty Gritty Pretty and PISTOL polish Run The World 2 PISTOL polish Nitty Gritty Pretty and PISTOL polish Run The World MACRO

PISTOL polish Riots, Not Diets PISTOL polish Riots, Not Diets 2 PISTOL polish Riots, Not Diets 3 PISTOL polish Riots, Not Diets MACRO PISTOL polish Riots, Not Diets MACRO 2

 

 

Riots, Not Diets: Hello, new love of my life! I have a long, long time obsession with dark purple polishes. I just love them! Riots, Not Diets is a blackened purple packed with sparkle. The color is gorgeous. And really comes alive in the sun!

Not surprisingly, the formula is wonderful. I did use three coats to give this polish a bit more depth. The extra sparkle was worth the extra coat.

I added an accent nail to this manicure with PISTOL polish Going for Gold. I was, am still kind of am, obsessed with that manicure!

PISTOL polish Riots, Not Diets and PISTOL polish Going for Gold PISTOL polish Riots, Not Diets and PISTOL polish Going for Gold 2 PISTOL polish Riots, Not Diets and PISTOL polish Going for Gold 3

 

PISTOL polish August duo names

9 comments

  1. Ok…I am SOOOO jealous…these colors are amazing!!! I’ve been debating the monthly polish box trend, but still unsure…I’ve seen Pistol and JulepMaven, I think…what do you like about it?

    1. There are several reason why I’m such a PISTOL polish fan. I like the surprise element to it. Every month, a box shows up on the first of the month and I have no idea what the 2 polishes are going to look like. I’ve also found that the quality of PISTOL is equal to, and in many cases even exceeds, high end polish brands.

      I also a appreciate a company with a personality, which PISTOL definitely has.

      I’ve used plenty of Julep polishes and I do like them but I find the quality isn’t as consistent as PISTOL. Plus, you get more bang for your buck from PISTOL polish.

      Both are excellent options for a monthly polish box…really just depends on what you’re looking for 🙂

    2. I’d have to chime in here – I get the Maven boxes and I guess the benefit is being able to see what you’re getting – and if you don’t like the choices – you can skip the month! They’ve also come out with some pretty good beauty products. That being said, I do agree with what Alli had to say above 🙂

What do you think?