Let us look at them all together, sorted by number- which is the only labeling Depends have.
All these are at three coats except the re-released 171, which is a solid one-coater. With some of these you may get away with two coats if your nails aren't too long, but personally I'm a sucker for depth in shimmers and tend to apply that third coat just because.
And now on to some closeups...
showed us this one the other day.
Overall I think this collection has a few nice ones, but others are so terrible I'm beginning to fear for the people by some sometimes referred to as color fairies. Are they sane? Why the hell would anyone want a sheer-ish light minty green frost?! In this collection we get no less than four lacquers of the particular finish we all love to hate so much. I don't know what's wrong with the trend interpretators, but they must be blind. Let's hope that 2011 will be a frost free year.
That being said, I really really like 209. It's actually a bit complex, which is a feature I think we're not exactly spoiled with when it comes to Swedish brands of nail color. The downside is that it's sheer, but it may be a great layering color. Have to try that some day.
Depend is a brand that usually follows the trends and interprets them, but sometimes they manage to put out something unique. Since I'm not a huge consumer of yellow polishes I can't tell for sure, but I feel that 210 may actually be a little different for a yellow shimmer, both in color and finish. The ways of 209 we may have seen before, but I do feel the color is unique. At least I don't have a polish like this one. 204, the blackened blue, isn't unique, but it's pretty. If I had, for example, Essie's Midnight Cami, I would be interested in comparing them. I'm sure I have something like it somewhere, but if you're in Scandinavia and don't then go pick it up! And speaking of Essie, I'm a huge fan of throwing in a neon or two in a fall collection. Damn right we need to brighten up our gloomy fall days.
Swedish word of the day:
höst -noun fall