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NOTD: Creative Hyper Fresh

By on February 1, 2007
in CND, NOTD, Spring 2007, White with 2 Comments

I’m continuing with my “Dare Week.” I was dared to do a white creme but I don’t own any of those so I chose Creative Hyper Fresh from their new Optix collection for spring.

As much as I initially hated the color on me, I’m warming up to it by day 2. I think the opalescence is the saving grace. It’s just so weird to look down and see such a light color on my nails. It’s so not me and everyone I know has told me so. Especially my significant other. He likes my tips with brights, reds and vampy colors.

The only real downside of this polish is in the application. It was very streaky and somewhat goopy. It took me 3 coats to get the color even and then I still wasn’t happy with the end result. I can see problems with my mani that I’m sure aren’t noticeable to the general observer. This not at all what I’ve come to expect from Creative. I hope the rest of this line is different. Maybe I just got a bad bottle or didn’t roll it long enough.

I’ve been seeing a lot of mixed reactions to the Optix line. Some are embracing the pastels and 80′s vibe of it. One person mentioned the Golden Girls and I immediately flashed on those pastel ensembles Don Johnson donned on Miami Vice. I know he’s worn all of the colors in this collection at least once during its’ run.

The others aren’t necessarily having negative reactions to the collection, more of a “Meh.” I think for a lot of serious polish fiends, like myself, we’re at the point of only wanting truly unique colors. When your collection gets above the 100 mark, it’s understandable to not want yet another pink shimmer or red creme.

I can honestly say that I don’t have a polish in my collection that looks anything like Aqua Jet or Cosmic Coral. Blue Nirvana is could be Creative Jiggy’s twin except that Blue Nirvana is much more opaque. For me, that’s a wonderful thing. I’ve always love the color of Jiggy but it’s sheerness turns me off.

So, after having a couple days to see the collection, what are your thoughts? What do you think of Hyper Fresh on me? Be honest!
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  1. Kat says:

    I really like it actually. I myself am also a huge fan of dark vampy colors. Like I’ve said before a good deep red is my favorite shade to wear. (but unlike your significant other mine HATES the vampy colors and prefers something sheer and pink, haha). But this color looks really good on you. It seems very wintery to me and I like it.
    All of my light milky colors are hardy to apply than my vampy colors. Maybe it has something to do with the actual color and not the actual brand? I have quite a few that go goopy when I apply them and they are all different brands. Never had a problem with the vampy colors though. Maybe it is just the type of color and not bad nail polish or something?
    I am always amazed at how spectacular your manicures look. Help a girl out! What is your secret?

  2. CincyFan says:

    Hi Kat! That’s a great point you bring up about light polishes. I should look more into the differences in formulation for pale colors vs. vampy ones.

    Thanks for the compliment on my mani. I’ve been working on a tutorial and it “might” include a video. Stay tuned. :D

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