Above & Below: Blush Hour is a very pale pink creme shade that in my opinion, is probably the least unique of the collection. On the plus side, if you're looking for a shade like this with great coverage in two coats, this would be a great choice.
Below: Pay Days Are Happy Days, a light taupe creme, is very close to Paint My Nails @ Work. The extremely slight difference is that this shade is more tan or khaki based, while Paint My Nails @ Work is a more grey-based taupe.
Below: Paint My Nails @ Work is as I stated above, a grey-based medium taupe creme. I love the name of this shade--raise your hand if you have ever painted your nails at work? o/
Below: Working Hard or Hardly Working is a medium to lighter grey shade that has an ever-so-slight blue cast to it.
Below: Coffee Pick Me Up a muted plum color, is a near-China Glaze Channelesque shade that looks significantly more like a dark taupe shade in lower lighting.
Below: Office Polish-tics applies darker than it looks in the bottle, and is a smoky deep cadet blue shade. In lower lighting, the charcoal hues are more evident.
All in all, a very nice collection from Misa even though it doesn't contain anything over the top color-wise. I didn't expect to like all of these as much as I do, and part of that goes to the fact that even if I have a dupe to some of these shades, the Misa formula is likely superior to it, no matter what the other brand is. There are thicker polishes that never work well, thicker polishes that a little thinner can cure, and thicker polishes that are Misa and work perfectly straight out of the bottle.
Some of these shades surprised me by how much their color changed in various lighting, particularly the last two. I can do some comparisons to other shades if you have a questions about how close any of these shades are to other brands, and we'll likely find some that are pretty close. But these are Misa's, so they're in a class of their own! These shades are all cremes, so I'm also looking forward to their second collection called Wishes, because it may offer a wider range of finishes. That is due to be released hopefully this week.
Do you have any favorites from this collection? How many of you have tried Misa and do you love the formula as much as I do?