Misa Living On The Fast Lane Spring 2009 Collection

Overall, this has been an excellent season for nail polish. Even so, of all the Spring collections I’ve been able to get my hands on so far, Misa Living on the Fast Lane is by far my favorite. First and foremost, a collection of all cremes – you guys know how I feel about cremes. Sorry shimmer lovers; creme is forever king on The Polish Addict. Second, although I wouldn’t necessarily call most of these colors unique, as I have some dupish colors in my stash already, I truly, truly love the entire collection. I actually really wanted to wear all these colors as opposed to just swatching or wearing them for the sake of posting. Finally, all the colors were well pigmented and applied exquisitely. Misa is stepping up the game as far as quality goes, that’s for sure.


Misa On the Edge is a very stunning dark royal blue. It’s much darker than Essie Mesmerize, and very similar to OPI Dating a Royal but slightly deeper, darker, and more opaque. My picture is not accurate in terms of the depth and darkness of the blue. It’s definitely a darker blue in person. This is 3 coats, but it looked good with 2 coats.


Misa Dirty Sexy Money is a grayed out aqua… perhaps turquoise? It has the honor of being called my absolute favorite color of the season. I simply do not have the words to describe how much I love this color. Unique, edgy, yet chic. And I think it really suits my skin-tone. It’s perfect in 2 coats. This one is definitely taking a spot in next year’s top 20. (I promise, I will finish this year’s top 20!!)


Misa Push Upon It is a marooned raspberry. It’s a very elegant, sexy shade, with perfect application in two coats. It’s a tad lighter than OPI Miami Beet which I have yet to swatch. Push Upon It is actually pretty similar to Zoya Moxie.


Misa Right Here Now, No More Later is a bright sky blue. Applied well at two coats but this swatch is 3. I haven’t done a side by side swatch but in the bottle, the color is practically identical to Zoya Yummy and OPI Just Groovy. The one difference is that both Yummy and Just Groovy have finicky applications while RHN,NML applied very well.


Misa Speed of Life is a bright tangerine orange. Like all the others it applied well, this is 3 coats. This color was actually pretty surprising. I was expecting a bright but dusty light orange because of the way the color looks in the bottle but it’s actually a very bright orange-y orange… if that makes sense.


Misa Stop Rewinding, Just Fast Forward is a bright mango-y red. Again, great application, this is 3 coats but it looked good at 2 coats. Like Speed of Life, this color looked dusty to me in the bottle but it’s pretty bright on the nail.



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


24 Responses to “Misa Living On The Fast Lane Spring 2009 Collection”

  1. Nora Says:

    These are all fantastic colors, I currently have one Misa and it was good with just one coat I loved it, I am a complete snob with polish love Chanel, but Misa is such good quality that I need some more. Your nails and pictures, as always, are gorgeous!!

  2. Penny Says:

    Great swatches! I’ve got Speed of Life. Now I want Dirty Sexy Money and Stop Rewinding Just Fast Forward! :)

  3. Lackoholic Says:

    Oh, I love the entire collection! Great swatces!

  4. Sussi Says:

    I’m wearing On the edge right now. Love it. It’s a one coater. However I find the color much darker than your picture. Goes well with spots of Hey get in lime ;)

  5. Alexlyndra Says:

    Wow, you swatch of Push Upon It made me feel even more secure to order it!

  6. Dara Says:

    Great swatches…It’s nice to have you back! Even if it’s only for a moment. :)

  7. sedgie-loo Says:

    I loved this collection too. I have four of them but should like to own them all, usually I wouldn’t say that about an entire collection. PS I am DYING to read the rest of your top 20 for 2008 I seem to share your taste so it’s been really inspiring to see so far!

  8. Little Fairy Says:

    Great swatches ! All of these color look awesome on your nails.
    I only have DSM of this collex, and love it !

  9. Lucy Says:

    Thanks for letting us know about dupes, etc. I have Miami Beet so I can skip Push Upon It. I love Dirty, Sexy Money. Even though I have most of this collection, your nails and photos are so beautiful I want to buy them again!

  10. Lina-Elvira Says:

    Eeeeek your swatches are soooo awesome :D

  11. Scrangie Says:

    Yeah, this was one kick-ass collection. The formula is sooooo good on these, it’s almost unreal. Great pics and immaculate nails, as always :)

  12. Zetar Says:

    You always have the best ‘light lines’!

  13. Amanda Says:

    The only one I got from this collection was DSM, but after seeing your pics I think I want that orange and the blues!!!

  14. Dana Cerise Says:

    I thought the name of this collection was kinda off. The expression is “Living life IN the fast lane.” I’m a geek I guess.

  15. sggomg Says:

    I loved this whole collection, except DSM.

    Your blog is amazing. I really wish you would post more often! :(

  16. vbie3714 Says:

    Your pictures are always awesome! I feel like they’re always color accurate! TYFP!

  17. Lydia Says:

    Wow these are so freaking gorgeous, I have never had any misa polish but dirty sexy money looks like something im gonna have to get!

  18. Yuli Says:

    Those are some loud colors! XD
    I Have a recommendation for you of a polish you might like- Revlon’s number 360. I can’t make out the name, but it’s a beautiful peacock douchrome (green/purple). it only cost me two buck!

  19. Jessica Says:

    It might just be the picture, but RHN,NML is a dead ringer for OPI No Room For The Blues.

  20. Polish Earthgirl Says:

    I love this collection. Dies!! The only color that does not stand out to me is stop rewinding just fast forward. It looks a lot like many other colors this season.

  21. Camila Says:

    Hi! I’m from Brazil, and I woulçd love to know if there’s any website that can deliver these nail polishes here! =[

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  23. emmakins888 Says:

    So slick and glossy. Gorgeous nails-well done! :)

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