Mani Monday: CoverGirl XL Nail Gel in Overblown Orange

It’s March and you know what that means! Spring is coming. In less than 2 weeks, it will be the first day of spring! Yes. Where I live, there’s still remanence of snow from the most recent storm we’ve had. It’s hard to think warm thoughts when you’re bundled up in 3+ layers just to walk a block to the store. I love the winter time and all the snow, but I am fending for some warmer temperatures.

Although spring won’t be here for a couple of weeks, I’m gonna bring some heat with my nails. Forget the icy blues, I’m going straight to the bright warm shades! Today, I have CoverGirl’s XL Nail Gel in Overblown Orange to share with you. This hot orange gives me the feels.

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Overblown Orange has an easy opaque jelly formula. I’m not gonna call it a crelly because it’s not exactly creamy, but it does glide on easily. It’s so hard to explain, it’s very pigmented and needs just your standard 2 coats to opacity. The finish is nice and glossy. It dries with a plump gel-look and it is so squishy looking. Swoon. My goodness. I need more of these!

Overblown Orange- 2 coats, no top coat
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In some lights, this orange can change into a fiery red.

Overblown Orange- in natural light
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I normally overlook CoverGirl’s nail polishes. I think it may be because I don’t find their shades to be unique. Being a nail polish addict, I own many of the shades they have in their line. I tend to be more reluctant to buy drugstore nail polishes when I know I may own a similar shade. It’s strange, I’ll buy Essie polishes even if they’re only a hair different, but I won’t do that for other brands… Tell me I’m not alone here!

Wanna know something cool? All the polishes from CoverGirl’s line have removable caps. Like Chanel, Dior and all those high-end brands. I was looking at a review of some Flower Beauty nail polishes and saw that if you pulled off their tops, it revealed a normal polish wand. After that, I just went through everything in my collection with one of those tops and guess what, every single one came off! Well, some were a little peskier to pry off though.
So if you ever though the square tops are annoying, just pop ’em off! Be gone!

Overblown Orange- removable cap!
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If you’re like me and haven’t ventured into CoverGirl nail polishes, these would be a great place to start. The gel like looks so plump and squishy, I may just have to buy all of them! Usually, these CoverGirl XL Nail Gels are around $7-8 each, but I’ve spotted them on clearance at Walgreens for $4. If you can get your hands on them, I’d say grab a few of your favorite shades.

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