|Cos Bar End Display at Target|
First, I have to say I was a little disappointed at how small and skin-care-oriented the display was. I was expecting something along the lines of the Napoleon Perdis or Pixi displays currently in Target. Instead, The Cos Bar picked three colors, with coordinating scents, and created a few products within each color. Don't get me wrong, they had lashes (that I need to go back for) and nail polish, but the bulk of their goods were lotions, potions, generally products I could get from any other brand - or a dollar store. That being said, the products I've tried are pretty good so don't confuse my surprise at the display/line with my feelings towards the products I'm reviewing. We'll get to some of those now!
Because these products are very reasonably priced (you'll find out how reasonable in a bit), I was able to get quite a sampling of the line. For organization's sake, I'm going to focus solely on the nail polishes in this post, but I also got face wipes and a body scrub to be reviewed later. The nail polishes deviated from the three color rule and, instead, there are four: purple, lime green, orange, and a bronzy brown. At $3 a piece, I had to try two to see if the formula is consistent across the board (and because, when it comes to cosmetics, the more the merrier, no?). So, I picked the lime green for its' Summertime potential and the brown because it's just gorgeous.
|Lime green - a sheer, frosty, almost day-glo green|
The green had the exact problem I was anticipating: lack of coverage. Most any brand has trouble with greens and yellows being too sheer, so I wasn't surprised when this was the case. The picture above shows my nails with three coats of green polish. The nice thing is that if you are thinking this day-glo green is your thing, just layer over a coat of white polish and you are good to go. It's still a pretty unique color (especially for the price) so it might be worth buying even if you have to layer it.
|Brown - A deep bronze with light bronze shimmer|
Have you tried any Cos Bar products? What did your think?