Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Hypnotic and Purple Passion are two of the six vibrant scented shades Mattese Elite put out as part of their new Happy Hour Collection. I saved these two for last because I just love bright purples and blues and I thought my followers would too!
Purple Passion is a bold and beautiful purple that just makes me smile when I put it on.
Ive never heard or had a purple passion drink so Im not sure what it would have smelled like. This Purple Passion lacquer smells a lot like grape.
Application was great. I used two thin coats and I got the desired color easily without a use of a topcoat. This polish was more of a cream then a neon and finished shinier then its sisters.
Mattese Elite's Hypnotic is the blue of this bright collection. Its a shimmer and has a bright blue flash inside of the color.
Hypnotic smells sugary. Its sweet and I couldnt place the smell but its supposed to be a dead on ringer for the Hypnotic drink.
Application was also really great and I only needed two coats. I really like this shade of blue and think it looks awesome.
Final Thoughts: As far as the whole Happy Hour collection I am very impressed. I was not disappointed by any of these bold shades and found all of them to have great application. Mattese Elite has a formula much better than most other brands and for their $5.99 price tag its a steal compared to designer brands. I love Apple Martini, Cosmopolitan and Hypnotic and would say those were my top three out of the six in this collection. I did not dislike any of the shades so it was hard!
Mattese Elite is the home nail polish brand of Ricky's cosmetics. Rickys is "An edgy, ultra-hip "beauty shop" specializing in unique fashion accessories, cosmetics, and beauty supplies, Ricky's NYC has been a part of New York's urban chic culture for nearly two decades. From style-conscious teenagers and their suburbanite moms to Hollywood celebrities and their professional stylists, Ricky's NYC plays host to a diverse, cult-like following of clientele. "