If you’re in Europe, you’ve probably not only heard of Misslyn, you’ve probably used it. Word on the street is that it outsells Chanel, YSL, and Dior combined. It’s massive there and now that it’s here in Canada (exclusively at Shoppers Drug Mart), I know why. It’s pretty much because it’s an outstanding polish in a rather unassuming bottle. That’s right friends – I said outstanding.
I mentioned it’s only just launched but I didn’t tell you that it’s landing with 48 shades of the 140+ they’ve got in Europe. It’s a core collection launch to be sure and what did this crazy girl do? She used an entire pump bottle of acetone, just for you.
She swatched everything she could get her hands on. You’re about to go blind. Prepare yourself for a butt-load of pictures.
First though, I invite you to look at this shot of the Misslyn nail polish brush. It puts stuff where I want it to go and it leaves behind a nice, even finish. It's good. It's a quality brush.
misslyn swatches: alphabetically
Now, for your viewing pleasure, the Misslyn nail polish swatches. Get a cuppa joe, it's a lot of pics! (like 55+).
Every single one of these Misslyn nail polish shades goes on like this -- the first coat gives you the kind of coverage you see above, and your second coat makes everything extraordinarily perfect. I chose to use the black so you'd get a real sense of how ugly and streaky coat #1 is when compared with the finished application. Expect it and don't get discouraged. It's all gonna work out splendidly. I promise!
The dude in the opening photograph is named Jeff and all those hands belong to the marketing team from Misslyn. They’re very hands-on. I dig that photo not just because Jeff is pretty okay to look at, but because those hands are all real, the nails are all real, and they belong to regular people like you ‘n me who aren’t hand models. Totally achievable! Here, let's look again:
And lastly, here’s a splendid map that shows you what Misslyn is doing in terms of their global success. Astonishing if you haven’t tried the brand but once you get your mitts on it, you’ll see why they’re doing so extra-ordinarily well. There are plans to enter the US market at some point in the future and if you’re in the US now, I’m sad you don’t get to play with this stuff yet. In my estimation it’s on par with Essie and also with OPI. Yep. I said that.
Misslyn (owned by Artdeco Cosmetics Group by the way) in Canada ($9.99 per) is available exclusively at Shoppers Drug Mart. For more info, visit www.misslyn.de. where you'll find lots of particulars about the collections, top coats, effect coats, and other whatnots.