Island Girl polish is only available at ABC Stores in Hawaii and Las Vegas. I have one from Hawaii and the rest either I or my husband picked up on various trips to Vegas (him for work)!
Island Girl polishes also have a quirky naming/labeling system, the older ones have names and numbers, but the newer ones only have numbers! What the heck, Island Girl! So I looked at all the numbers and codes on my bottles and tried to roughly divide them into similar groups. Today's group (with the exception of the first one) have an "R" in front of the numbers so I'm gonna guess that means "regular" polishes? haha! Others have "N" for neon and "P" for pastel and "M" for metallic....that's the system I invented and am gonna go with ;)
This first polish was my very first Island Girl, and I think its strange I chose purple! I did get it in Hawaii, yearrrrrrrs ago, and I've held on to it all this time! Hawaiian Babe (1168) is a really pretty shimmery purple. This is 2 coats plus topcoat.
Old Lahina (R1501) was supposed to be more of a maroon/crimson looking at the bottle indoors but turned out to be a bright cherry red! This formula was amazing, almost one coat. I went ahead and applied 2 coats plus topcoat.
Royal Hawaiian (R1502) is a bright purple crème, and it dried matte! I didn't think it was a neon, but maybe it is?? LOL at you Island Girl. This is 2 coats on its own. The formula was a little tricky because it kept wanting to separate on me-like-while I was polishing. Strange yes?
|Royal Hawaiian with topcoat|
|Aloha Paradise with top coat|
|Aloha Paradise indoors|
Pineapple Plantation (R1505) is the token white crème polish in the collection. It's not terrible for a white polish, we all know they can be super tricky. My basecoat was shiny and this polish didn't like that very much, it kept being super streaky for me. I will try it with a matte base coat and see how it does. This is 3 coats plus topcoat, not for coverage but to cover the streaks.
Stay tuned for the next group of polishes coming up in a few weeks! :)