Pony Effect that girl illusion nail lacquer review + swatch

Pony effect that girl illusion nail lacquer reviewIt is finally time for the last part of the Pony Effect reviews!  I was actually dreading to do this last one because I am not a nail polish person and for the life of me, I could never paint both hands evenly.  My left hand always looks perfect, and then there is the right one.  Don’t get me started, I don’t even understand how girls (and guys, I don’t judge) are able to paint them so nicely.  Is it just me?  Anyways this will be a review on Pony Effect’s nail polishes for this holiday season, three gemstone shades and one “shattered glass” shade, all great for that holiday glam look.

Let’s go~ (⊙ᗜ⊙)

Pony effect nail polishFull name of product:
Pony effect That girl Illusion Nail Lacquer

Limited edition/ Permanent?:
Limited edition

Description of product:
“Drench your nails in festive holiday colors! Formulated with diamond powder, each nail polish features an amazing multi-faceted shine. Formulated with Phytokeratine to nourish and protect the nails.”

Price:
$17 USD for set of 4

Amount of product:
10 mL for one nail polish x 4

Duration before expiration:
Until it gets really thick, but then you can use thinner to revive it

Where to buy:
Not available anymore in North Ameria

Shades available:
Party Fever (plum purple shade)
Sensual seduction (midnight blue shade)
Be imagination (Forest green shade)
Be imagination (“shattered glass” glitter top coat)

Pony effect that girl illusion nail

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Ingredients:
Be Imagination: Butyl Acetate, Ethyl Acetate, Adipic Acid/Neopentyl Glycol/Trimellitic Anhydride Copolymer, Nitrocellulose, Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Acetyl Tributyl Citrate, Isopropyl Alcohol, N-Butyl Alcohol, Acrylates Copolymer, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Stearalkonium Bentonite, Sucrose Acetate Isobutyrate, Diacetone Alcohol, Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Dipropylene Glycol Dibenzoate, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Calcium Titanium Borosilicate, Citric Acid, Octocrylene, Iron Oxides (CI 77489), Polyvinyl Butyral, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Tin Oxide, Diamond powder, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Hydrolyzed Corn Protein, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Dimethicone, Trimethylsiloxysilicate

Party Fever: Butyl Acetate, Ethyl Acetate, Adipic Acid/Neopentyl Glycol/Trimellitic Anhydride Copolymer, Nitrocellulose, Acetyl Tributyl Citrate, N-Butyl Alcohol, Isopropyl Alcohol, Acrylates Copolymer, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Red 34 Lake (CI 15880), Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Stearalkonium Bentonite, Sucrose Acetate Isobutyrate, Diacetone Alcohol, Dipropylene Glycol Dibenzoate, Calcium Titanium Borosilicate, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Mica (CI 77019), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Citric Acid, Octocrylene, Polyvinyl Butyral, Tin Oxide, Diamond powder, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Hydrolyzed Corn Protein, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Dimethicone, Trimethylsiloxysilicate

Sensual Seduction: Butyl Acetate, Ethyl Acetate, Adipic Acid/Neopentyl Glycol/Trimellitic Anhydride Copolymer, Nitrocellulose, Acetyl Tributyl Citrate, N-Butyl Alcohol, Isopropyl Alcohol, Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Acrylates Copolymer, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Stearalkonium Bentonite, Sucrose Acetate Isobutyrate, Black Oxide of Iron (CI 77499), Diacetone Alcohol, Dipropylene Glycol Dibenzoate, Red 34 Lake (CI 15880), Citric Acid, Octocrylene, Polyvinyl Butyral, Diamond powder, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Hydrolyzed Corn Protein, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Dimethicone, Trimethylsiloxysilicate

Illusion Glass: Butyl Acetate, Ethyl Acetate, Nitrocellulose, Adipic Acid/Neopentyl Glycol/Trimellitic Anhydride Copolymer, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Isopropyl Alcohol, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Polybutylene Terephthalate, Acrylates Copolymer, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Trimethyl Pentanyl Diisobutyrate, Dipropylene Glycol Dibenzoate, Octocrylene, Diamond powder, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Hydrolyzed Corn Protein, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Aluminum

Product packaging:Pony effect nail polishThese nail polishes come in a sleek but vibrant and fun cube glass bottles.  The logo is clearly printed on the bottle in their signature holographic touch with their motto “that girl”.  IMG_9407On the bottom of the bottle is the label which clearly labels all the information and the shade name, which I’m happy to report that it also comes in the English name as well.

IMG_9404The lid comes with the Harry Potter thunderbolt that is consistent within the whole collection.

IMG_9409I’m actually surprised that the lid comes off like Dior’s nail polishes, revealing the twist off handle to the actual nail polish brush.

IMG_9683The brush itself is slightly wider then the standard brushes like ones from OPI and Essie.  The tip is also cut to a dome shape for a easier application.

Color/ Pigmentation:
The set comes with three shades, a wine plum shade, midnight navy shade, forest green shade and a shattered glass glitter shade.

Pony effect party feverParty fever- Cool tone plum wine shade with fine purple, pink, blue and gold shimmers

Pony effect party fever

Pony effect sensual seductionSensual seduction- Cool tone, deep navy shade with fine blue, green and sliver shimmers

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Pony effect be imaginationBe imagination- Cool toned forest green shade with chunky dark green, blue and gold glitters

Pony effect be imagination

Pony effect illusion glassIllusion glass- Clear based polish with flakes of foiled holograph pieces

Pony effect illusion glassTexture/ Finish:
I’m used to nail polishes such as Essie and Etude House which both are on the more thin shade, while OPI is stupid thick which I do not like.  My favourite is Etude House since it takes only one coat to get the full opacity of the shades, affordable retailing for only $2 USD and dries very quick.
Texture wise, these did not streak on me but the formula had this very odd, kind of jelly texture when it was drying.  I found it to slightly bunch at my finger tips when it was drying but didn’t have a problem with it when it dried.  These all took about 1-2 minutes to full dry and after it was dried, it was rock hard and glossy.

Coverage:
 These Pony Effect shades varies with the number of coats to get full opacity. Party fever took two coats, Sensual seduction took one coat, Be imagination took one coat and illusion glass took two coats to get enough glitter to fully show up.  All of these dried nicely to a glossy finish and did not need a top coat, but you could use it just for the extra protection.

Lasting power:
I can’t really comment on this since I actually had to remove it right after I shot the pictures because I had to go to work the next day. 🙁  I wish I could walk around with these gorgeous shade as well, but work prohibits nail polish use.  Sorry (⋟﹏⋞).  I do predict these would have no problem with wear time, but then again there are natural enemies like doing chores.  So maybe with these nail polishes, it could get your out of doing chores if you had a loving hubby HEHEHE. Evil thoughts…

Fragrance?:
Of course these would smell like toxic chemicals, but not as bad as polishes from OPI or Essie.  Compared to polishes from OPI/ Essie, I’d say the strength of the chemical smell would be 2/5. Definitely bearable but then again, it is best if you had good ventilation when using nail polishes so open up a window gurl!

pony nail polishHere’s the swatches from their official site.  Get prepared to get scared from my swatches LOL.  I told you I am not a polish girl -_-.

IMG_9669All these polishes are super vibrant, and with one to two coats, you get the full effect.  I’m surprised myself as I did not have high expectations.  I’ve came across many polishes, high and low end, where it take way too many coats to get the full effect.   These have no problem, and for the price, you really can’t beat it!

IMG_9670I should have used some cuticle oil before I took the pictures HAHA.  Too late :S.  Hope you don’t mind.

IMG_9671“Illusion glass” works best with super dark shades like black, navy blues, and even Party fever.  This holographic flakey top coat was well thought out addition and I’m glad this was included in the set.  It reminds me a lot of Essie’s sparkle on top but this one is a lot more of a  “shattered glass” effect which is super hot trend in Korea right now.

Pro:
-affordable at $17 for 4 polishes
-only takes one to two coats to get full effect
-good selection of shades + gorgeous top coat shade
-doesn’t take long to dry

Con:
-formula sometimes dry a little too fast; better to work fast to get even coat or else it turns slightly googy/ jelly texture

Repurchase?:
Yes

Stars given out of 5:
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Overall thoughts:
Although I was kind of dreading to put these polishes on because I knew I had to take it off right away after, I’m pleasantly surprised this polishes are actually really amazing, and for the price, you can’t beat it.  For $17 for a set of 4, these would be $4.25 each and compared to nail polishes you would get at your local drugstores for $7+ each.  These are very affordable and the packaging is so well thought out, these might as well be in the same game as Dior nail polishes.  You just don’t get the same quality in terms of packaging and formula if you were to go to the drugstore or even the department store.  All of the shades were effortless and dried at a relatively short period of time with no problems.  I can’t comment on the lasting power since I can’t wear it out but I don’t see it being a problem for at least 4-7 days.  Overall I’m very happy with these polishes and would highly recommend you guys to try these out.

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This Post Has 8 Comments

  1. sabrina

    i really love the purple shade !!!

    1. Christina

      I love all the shades but sadly can’t rock them outside of my house :'(

  2. Stephanie Lau

    Even if you’re not a polish gal, THAT GREEN LOOKS OUT OF THIS WORLD.

    1. Christina

      Haha it really is 😛

  3. Midori

    That green!! I’m in love!!
    All the shades are so festive. Such a bummer you can’t keep them on for long. 🙁

    1. Christina

      I must somehow take advantage of a day off to be able to wear these!

  4. Angela Qin

    The top coat is so pretty! And your swatches aren’t bad at all! Sometimes I don’t even notice how bad my cuticles are until I see the photos.

    Raincouver Beauty

    1. Christina

      Thank you for your kind words! I totally should have used some oils before I took the picture but what done is done and I will improve for next time :).

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