Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Misa Wishes: Genie In This Bottle & Whimsical Wish

Misa's Spring Wishes Collection contains 6 delicate pastel shades that have a pretty satin finish. Last year, and again this year, we're seeing a lot of creme pastel shades, but these are unique and different because of the satin finish and subtle shimmer. These remind me of watercolors with their soft subtle hues.

Genie In This Bottle is a light lavender shade with pink shimmer. The shimmer in these shades is a little opalescent and a little iridescent. There is also a small percentage of pale aqua shimmer that's more noticeable in the bottle than on the nail.

Whimsical Wish is a pale apricot shade with pink shimmer and a touch of pearl colored shimmer. This is a beautiful neutral shade with just enough shimmer to make it interesting. Both of these shades applied nicely using 2 coats.

I'm a big fan of Misa, and these shades are perfect for me. You see, I love pastels in theory, but I find that many of them apply either too thick, or they're thin and streaky. I see them on other people and they look lovely, but I am always a little apprehensive about using them. I just can't seem to get the majority of them "right" on me. Misa has one of the best formulas available, so I thought I'd give these a try to satisfy my pastel desires. Even though they aren't pastel cremes, I adore the finish and I can't think of anything like these that I already have.


  1. I like that WW is a nude color but they spiced it up with shimmer, very creative.

  2. these shades both look great on you but would look TERRIBLE on me. I stil havent tried out misa and would love to! especially after seeing these

  3. I LOVe Genie In This Bottle. The color is so pretty and clean, but interesting because of the shimmer. I usually go for loud, bold colors, but I'm really wanting this one! Thanks for the swatches!

  4. I'm not very taken by these light shades. Maybe they look better in person.

  5. Beautiful! I should pick up a few more Misa polishes :)