Misa Poisoned Passion Collection Swatches and the Horrible Tale of How I Broke a Nail

So everyone and their mom has already seen this collection and sadly, I don’t feel like my swatches are going to add anything to the interpretation of these colors. First, Scrangie and Misa Masa, already did an excellent job of photographing and discussing these, but the real issue is, it’s like every thing on earth was working against me to get these swatches done. (I’m about to launch into a tirade here so if you’re not interested scroll down for the polish porn. XD)

I got this collection almost 2 weeks ago but with the move and starting a new job, I just haven’t had a minute to post them yet. Finally, this past Sunday, I sit down and get to business. The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, swatches are progressing on schedule. The article was nearly complete, ready to be posted that same Sunday. And it really would have been posted since everything was going according to plan, until, for no apparent reason at all because there wasn’t one dark cloud in the sky, we get a deluge. And, of course, this happened right as I was about to take the very last swatch photo for this collection. I was planning on doing a holo mani that day because my new job as the assistant for my school’s trial practice program doesn’t restrict my nail bling. So I say to myself, “Well ok, I’ll just put on a strengthening basecoat and wait to finish these swatches tomorrow.”

Monday, not one ray of sunlight all day long. At that point, I thought… crap, if I don’t get my nails painted soon, I foresee a break in my future. I could have just done a Misa Dying Love mani and taken the image the next day but I really don’t like wearing very dark or extravangant colors when my nails are so long, so I decided against it. Instead I opted to wait and added another coat of clear polish. Monday afternoon, as I was driving to the post office to drop off some swaps, to my unspeakable horror, I look down at the steering wheel only to see that my right hand index nail broke. ‘Broke’ is not really the right word, it’s like the nail breakage gnomes took a mini sledge hammer to my nail. It split-peeled in half, horizontally. Yes, imagine that break for a second. Oh, the horror.

There was no saving this one, I had to cut them all off. I’m not bitter about the break this time, it gave me an excuse to rock Misa Dying Love, which I actually got compliments on – believe it or not that is a rare occurrence for me. People really seem to love dark colors on short nails.

Ok enough nail breakage ranting, let’s get down to today’s order of business:

First let me say, that I love the concept behind this collection – Poisoned Passion, um, awesome. Not to mention that I love the names of the actual polishes – A Sin Worth Committing – wow, I would have bought that one for the name alone. Misa gets 5 points for naming creativity.

I thought all the polishes applied well, I do wish the formulas were a little thinner. However, they weren’t so thick as to cause serious application issues. I just prefer to apply very thin coats and it was nearly impossible to do that with these. I needed 3 (as thin as I could get) coats for all of these colors except for Dying Love which was perfect in 2.

Without further delay, here they are:

As a lot of you know I’m not really into shimmer, but man, this color is pretty. Misa Masa says that this shade looks really similar to OPI Yoga-ta Get This Blue. I don’t own that one, shocking, I know, but now I’m glad I never took the plunge because I can’t imagine that it will look or apply any better than A Sin Worth Committing. Plus, the name cannot be beat.

Not sure if this one is called Fatal Attraction or Fatal Affair. It’s a very deep purple with blue microshimmer. This image does not do the color justice. It’s very, dark, like sexy macabre dark.

Misa Forbidden Lust is rumored to be fairly similar to Zoya Yasmeen (Here are Scrangie’s and Misa Masa‘s comparisons). This color really isn’t me, but I can appreciate a color that I know other polish addicts will go go nuts over and I suspect that to be the case with Forbidden Lust.

Misa Love Bite didn’t get as great a reception as the other colors from this collection, but I really like it. That might have a little something to do with the fact that it is a vampy jellyish creme, to which I am partial. Unlike Misa Masa, I didn’t have any trouble with the application. Vampies tend to be streaky, but I didn’t have issues with this one. I also like the name to color relationship: Love Bite – Dark Dried Blood Color – Vampires – Vampy! Get it? Get it? Ha.

Misa Toxic Seduction is, hands down, my favorite from this collection. Shimmery green with a dark gray base, it’s calling my name. L.o.v.e.i.t.

And finally – Misa Dying Love, my mourning color.

Misa Dying Love, my current NOTD, is closer to black than to charcoal, the shimmer is grayish in tone. You really can only see the shimmer in the sunlight, so indoors this shade is like a muted black creme. Surprisingly, I got compliments on this one today. That’s surprising only because I never get compliments and very few people (who aren’t into nail polish as a hobby) can appreciate a good almost black shimmery polish. I really like this one. I think I might make it, and colors similar to it, my official broken nail mourning color. For this mani, I used Misa BACKbone Natural Nail Base Coat and BREAKneck Fast Drying Non-Yellowing Top Coat for the first time. I’ll let you guys know how these worked out for me.

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Disclosure: This collection was sent to me for review by Misa.

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12 Responses to “Misa Poisoned Passion Collection Swatches and the Horrible Tale of How I Broke a Nail”

  1. Melanie Says:

    Your nails look astonishingly like mine, especially when they’re long. Mine are almost as thick as a credit card, so I can count on one hand how often one breaks in a year. I was rockin’ particularly long tips at the grocery store a few months back and broke a nail ON A HAM! How is that even possible?

  2. pretear Says:

    On a ham, oooh it’s definitely possible. lol. I’ve had a remarkable number of nail casualties opening car doors. I now open them so carefully it’s ridiculous.

  3. Love8Brain Says:

    Melanie, you broke your long nails … On. A. Ham? Too many puns. I cannot pick. That’s horrible and yet hilarious at the same time. I’m sorry you broke yor nails on a ham.

    And ES, sorry about the nail breaking gnomes. But I LOVE a good tirade! Or car doors. I love rants! Yay! Bring a me bunch of pretty pretty nail polish colors and a great post about a broken nail! I’m hooked! Where do I sign!?

    Laughed hysterically … don’t know if you are ready for people to laugh at your tragic loss But OMG so funny! Thanks for that! And you call those short nails? They look really nice!

    Watch out for Hams and car doors and nail breaking gnomes. Got it. Lessons learned. …. *my ribs hurt from laughing so hard* TY!

  4. pretear Says:

    lol. It is a tragic loss, but you can laugh. : )

  5. Scrangie Says:

    Ah, how tragic! I had a similar tragedy last week- first the index finger in an unfortunate paring knife accident and then my middle finger on the screen door (AGAIN!! Damn that door!!)

    Anyway, your swatches are lovely and I think all of the colors look awesome on you. Even though you say Forbidden Lust isn’t your type of color, I think that might be my favorite on you!

  6. pretear Says:

    Maybe we need to have a separate page for sad nail breaking stories.

  7. Sanna Says:

    They all looks awesome on you! And I love your shorter nails too.
    They are all pretty.
    The ones I need the most are Forbidden Lust, Love bite and Toxic Seduction

  8. pretear Says:

    Thank you. : ) And you absolutely *need* Toxic Seduction – it’s SO beautiful.

  9. Shana Young Says:

    Sorry about that break, but I just had to say your shorter nail length is just BEAUTIFUL! That length looks great on you.

  10. La-Shaun Says:

    I’m wearing Forbidden lust right now. I felt in love with it the minute the colour touched my nail. Absolutely gorgeous!

  11. La-Shaun Says:

    Fatal Affair is also very nice. I’ll try it for the polish after next (going with something bright and chirpy for my next pedi).

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