The polishes come in a variety of shades...work safe colors, crazy glitters and even clear polish if you want to use it as a top coat over the mani you already have on. How cool is that? I can't say that I have ever seen a scented clear polish before, especially not any that smell like Rose or Wisteria Flower. Hell I don't even know what a Wisteria Flower is but I sure would like a clear polish that smells like it haha!
Alright so after I saw Nouveau Cheap's post I hauled booty over to the Tuff Scent website and agonized over what I wanted to buy. It was tough, they have a lot of gorgeous shades and interesting scents. I decided on Explore. In the picture Explore looked like a black base with silver glitter, plus it smells like Plumeria...I love Plumerias (I even have plumeria flowers tattooed on me!)! I was surprised when I got it and it wasn't silver glitter in a black base...it's black and silver glitter in a clear base! Black glitter that smells yummy, heck yeah! The formula was just okay, it was a little tricky because there is some sparse chunky black glitter mixed in...you can't really see it in my pictures but it's kind of rectangle shaped. I don't think I've seen anything quite like it. I had some issues with all the other glitter wanting to get stuck on those chunky pieces but overall I really like the look! Explore dried a little dull so I put a top coat over it, it didn't kill the scent!
This does smell like Plumeria's!! I was kind of worried that they might not smell like they said they would but they do. The smell is strong but not overpowering, kind of just smells like I put some plumeria body spray on! I used 2 coats of Explore over Color Club Shabby Drab. You probably could get this to be opaque but I like the little hint of periwinkle peaking out!
When I got my package I was surprised to find a little something extra in there, Tuff Scent added an extra polish. How nice is that?!? The one they included is Believe which smells like Jasmine and is a gorgeous hot pink shimmer! The formula on this was great, 2 easy coats for full coverage! I should mention that the brush in these polishes is a little odd, the cap is tiny and the brush is kinda long. I put a photo of it down at the bottom of the post. It was hard to control at first but I got the hang of it pretty quickly! Believe is definitely not the most unique color ever, but I'm positive I don't have one that looks like it and smells like Jasmine so it wins over any other similar pink I own. I used 2 coats of Believe for the photos below.
I wanted to include a couple pics of the packaging because it's cute and unique! The back has a nice little inspirational saying kind thing on it. On the bottom there is a sticker that says what the scent is!
The cap of the bottle is to die for, so cute! It's a pewter colored metal-ish cap shaped like a rose. I love it!
And finally here is the brush, I put it next to an Essie brush just for the sake of showing the size.
Tuff Scent polish can be purchased at http://tuffscent.com/ each polish retails for $14. They are a little pricey but worth it in my opinion, where else can you get great colors with unusual scents that actually smell good?!? Good news, they do ship internationally, it always bums me out when I post about something I love then it's US only...I'm so glad that's not the case with these! Also, shipping in the US is FREE, that helps take the sting out of the $14 price tag I think!
So what do you guys think of Tuff Scent polish, do you love it as much as I do? Blog Gadgets