Hi guys, hope you're all having a good weekend so far! Today I have a bit of American Apparel spam for ya! Slowly but surely I'm getting through my list of polishes I've never showed here on The PolishAholic!
American Apparel was one of the first brands I remember hauling from back when I started blogging, I think that was actually the last time I bought any of their polish too. Since I last bought from them about 2 years ago they've started coming out with more than just creme polishes, they have glitters, metallics and jellies now. I keep meaning to check out their new polishes but then I go on their website to look up info for posts like this and am welcomed with ads featuring topless girls painting their nails and am reminded why I don't love to buy from the brand anymore. Anyway, I do love the cremes I have, they were great basics for when I was starting out!
Butter is a light yellow creme. The formula, for a yellow, is pretty nice. It's a tad bit streaky but it's opaque at 2 coats. I did however need 3 coats to even it out on my of my nails...but again for a light yellow that's not too shabby!
Echo Park is a light grey creme. Great formula on this one, I used 2 coats for the photos below.
Factory Grey is a darker grey creme. The formula again is really nice, it's a bit sheer on the first coat but I only need 2 coats for full opacity.
Hassid is a black creme. For a long time this was my go to black, my bottle is about half empty though you can't tell that in the photo! I ended up finding other black polishes I liked better but this is still one I reach for every so often. The formula is awesome, a 1 coater!
L'Esprit is a light lavender. The formula is pretty amazing formula, on most of my nails it is a 1 coater, I did need 2 coats on some nails but overall they didn't need it. For a color this light that's pretty impressive!
Make Up is a a nice tan brown creme. I don't particularly love this on my skin tone but it would be fantastic on other people! The formula again, great! I used 2 coats for the photos below.
Office is a light minty green creme. The formula was ok on this one, it was a little streaky but not too bad. The opacity was good at 2 coats but I needed 3 to even it out. I also had some problems with this leveling itself out which you can see in the photos. I've worn this before and I don't remember having that problem so I'm not sure if it's the polish or the ridiculous humidity we've been having where I live causing it.
Passport Blue is a dark blue creme. This is one of my favorites, I grab for it quite a bit for layering! The formula is fantastic, another 1 coater!
Pinto is a brownish red creme. This is one of those ugly/pretty colors that I tend to like, it's not for everyone! The formula is probably my lease favorite of all the American Apparel polishes I own. It's a bit sheer so I needed 3 coats for full opacity, even then it's a bit patchy looking.
Raccoon is a dark brown creme. This one dries a little bit dull, I don't have a top coat on in the photos so you can see what I mean. The formula was pretty good, this one is on the thick side but it's a nice 2 coater.
Rose Bowl is a rosy pink creme. The formula was again great (sick of me saying that yet?), I used 2 coats for the photos below.
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Edited to add: Thanks guys, I think you're right...this is Palm Springs not Summer Peach lol!
American Apparel polish is available at American Apparel stores and on their website here. Like I said at the beginning of the post I bought all of these about 2 years ago so I'm not sure if all of the shades are still available or not!