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ALU’s 365 of Untrieds – Milani Pink Out Loud Nail Polish

By on July 5, 2011
in 365 of Untrieds, Milani, Pink with 29 Comments
milani pink out loud nail polish 365 of Untrieds is my personal challenge to weed through the polishes in the ALU stash that I’ve been wanting to try but just haven’t gotten around to.

Over the weekend I went to a party where quite a few of my blogger friends were in attendance. Of course I asked about my nail polish and I was curious to find out what they were wearing as well. Then the subject turned to my Untrieds series, specifically the “SHARE” polishes.

They were giving me a hard time about the fact that I keep STASHing my untrieds and sent a small percentage to the SHARE bin. The reasoning I shared is that, for the most part, I’ve been trying polishes based on my color mood rather than dig in to the pinks and reds where I know a lot of my SHAREs will come from.

Starting with today’s untried, Milani Pink Out Loud, I vow to suck it up and start weeding through my pinks and reds, making sure I include at least one per week for the rest of the 365. I guess this means I’ll have to organize them better. If there’s anyone in the CLE with a good eye for color who wants to help, I sure could use it.


Formula & Application: Milani nail polishes are 4-Free (including formaldehyde resin). The bottles have a tapered, matte gold cap with a long, thick, round brush. The brushes on Milani polishes are longer than most and combined with the flexible bristles they allow for optimal coverage of the nail plate.

The consistency of Pink Out Loud is that of a squishy, jelly polish. It applies semi-sheer and with three coats a bit of VNL (visible nail line) peeks through. The finish is similar to Milani Totally Cool and I could be wrong but I’ll bet they were released together.

Milani Pink Out Loud is a hot pink jelly polish packed with pink and gold micro-glitter. It has somewhat of a glass fleck look to it though it’s missing the big chunks like the ones we saw in China Glaze 108 Degrees. Actually, the more I think of it, this looks like a cross between a bright bubblegum pink and the raspberry hued 108 Degrees.

milani pink out loud nail polish swatch

Bottom Line: The finish is lovely, no doubt, but I can’t picture myself grabbing for this one anytime in the future. In spite of the barely noticeable VNL, I’m sure it would make for a fabulous summer pedicure and pop against a faux glow, it’s just not my cup of tea.

365 of Untrieds Stash/Share Verdict: It’s pretty but deserves a more loving owner. SHARE!

Milani Pink Out Loud is available at drugstores and mass retailers nationwide. Online shoppers can MilaniCosmetics.com and CherryCulture.com. Milani nail polishes retail for$4.99/ea for a .5oz bottle.

Does Pink Out Loud get your stamp of approval? How many of you already own this beauty? Am I wrong to share it?

Disclosure: I purchased this nail polish. For more info view my Disclosure Policy.

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  1. I think it’s lovely! Not the most unique perhaps, but really really pretty :)

  2. Taxi says:

    It’s a pretty shade, a brigher sister of ChG’s Ahoy, I’d say. I love such colours in the bottle, but never wear them really…

  3. Julie says:

    I like this on you! But you’re right, if you’re not going to wear it, it might as well go

  4. Gwen says:

    That is one hell of a pink, cool! :D

  5. Amarysso says:

    LOL. I find it funny how your blogger friends called you out like that, just like my friends do. :)

    Though I’m not a big fan of pinks and reds either certain shades have really grabbed my attention this summer… it could be subconscious telling me I like them because they’re in every magazine show this season.

    PS Up at the top of your post it states “Of course I asked about my nail polish and I was curious to find out what they were wearing as well.”
    I think you meant I was asked. :) If not, my mistake.

  6. Vanessa says:

    This colour is GORGEOUS! I’m in absolute love!

  7. AkashaGermaine says:

    This is gorgeous! But I LOVE pink. I can see where it might be overwhelming for a non-pinky (like my sister). Thanks for giving us a pink/red each week!

  8. vettelicious says:

    LOVE! Super juicy and sweet :) I’ve been falling for pinks lately, especially shimmery and glittery ones!

  9. Luka says:

    So I guess my question is where do these share polishes go? Doyou share via Makeup Alley or?

    Personally, I love this one!

  10. Kim says:

    I wish I lived in CLE so I could help you =(

  11. Cat says:

    This pink is absolutely beautiful! Even with the slight VNL, I would be all over that. I’m only a fan of pinks that are pretty bright, and this is just amazing. Since I cannot find Milani where I live, whoever this gets shared to is a lucky gal!

  12. J says:

    That is a great color. How exactly do you share your polishes? You should have a blog sale because I would definitely take some off your hands.

  13. Ari says:

    Share with me! LOL ^^ Lovely color! Too bad I can’t find it in Brazil :(

  14. Nicky Bromow says:

    looks like something I would see on my young sister’s nails!

  15. meme says:

    I am a big fuchsia fan and this one is not shaking my world. The VLN is a turn off. Like the look of the glass flecks but something is just not going far enough on this one – hard to pin point what’s missing. I had decided not to buy CG 108 degrees when you showed us how close it was to the OPI Stems collection (summer 2011) ….Dahlia something in the name which I have on order. I would like to see a really good CG fuchsia loaded with glass fleck!!! Ideas? Is there one out there? I am not really good at being able to keep up with CG shades other than what has come out since about last Dec.

  16. tamara says:

    ooh i love that colour! i wonder if that brand is available here…might have to do some digging around and find out

  17. Maddie says:

    It’s pretty, but I’m with you…I buy all these pinks and reds and never get around to using them. If I try one and don’t feel the urge to use it again, it’s gone to a family member/friend! (which is fortunate since my family is filled with only-pink-and-red-at-all-times kind of people…I just don’t understand them!)

  18. Tracy says:

    This is so pretty!!!

    Also, I’m a Cleveland native, and I’d love to help organize your polishes! I’m obsessed with color-coordinating, I actually do a lot of it at work.

    And as a Clevelander, I’d love it if you would add where you find hard-to-find polishes! Sometimes you mention the store, but never which one. (And I haven’t been able to figure out if you’re east or west, and there are so many drugstores to weed through.)

  19. TikiBarbie says:

    I really like this one, but I am a major pink lover.

  20. Ahh I love this! You could share it with me :)

    By the way, what exactly do you do with your “SHARE” polishes?

  21. Tara says:

    I absolutely love this colour!!!

    Pinks and reds are my favourites so I’m glad to see you’re going to be bringing them into the series regularly.

  22. Erin says:

    I’m proud of you for trying but I’d be sharing it as well. What is it about pink?
    I have a client who wears Only pink! Zoya’s Yvette right now.
    I t’s like rap music. I can appreciate it . I just can’t “go there”!

  23. Robin says:

    This is pretty, but looks like a million other polishes I have. I love all colors pink, but I doubt I’d rush out to get another raspberry. Pretty though!

  24. SalvagedExpression says:

    I always feel the need to say something like “really pretty, just not for me” when I list a pink like this to swap. I feel a little guilty for not loving them and sending them to happier homes.
    I’d give you a hand but I’m in PGH, you’re in CLE not only are we too far apart but I’m pretty sure we’re supposed to hate eachother. :)

  25. Kara says:

    This is so pretty! I have so many greens that a pink is pretty unique in my stash…so I love it!

  26. Erin says:

    I like this. I’ve been all over pinks and corals this summer, it’s a whole new color palette for me. I haven’t worn pinks or corals before. Any chance for a comparison between the Milani and ChG Strawberry Fields? A written descriptive comparison would be great :) Right now, I kinda think I need both.

  27. Hillary says:

    I’ve been on the look out for Pink Out Loud ever since this review! Finally found it today while at the grocery store shopping for hurricane Irene, go figure. Can’t wait to use it tomorrow while I’m cooped up in the house!

    • All Lacquered Up says:

      Awesome! Glad you finally found it. I hope you love the color and that you didn’t incur much damage from the hurricane.

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