Bettina Nail Enamel: Orange, Green and Sunrise


The other day Daniel, whom some of you may know already if you join in on the twitter craziness that sometimes seems to happen, asked me why I hadn’t posted yet about the lovely Bettina polishes that he so graciously got me during his trip to Puerto Rico. (Well, I have to admit that I badgered him about bringing me back some Bettina polishes before he left but that’s beside the point.) Whaaaat? Does that mean that he actually reads my blog? I guess he does even though nail polish is not anything that he really cares about but that’s what you do for friends, right? I mean, you support their hobbies and obsessions no matter how inane you may think they are. Now that’s friendship! So today I am sharing the three lovely Bettina Nail Enamel colors that he brought back for me: Orange, Green and Sunrise.



For those of you who don’t know, Bettina is a brand that is really hard to get a hold of unless you live in Southern Florida which is why I hadn’t been able to get any despite drooling over the colors on other blogs. Well, here I am with my first three Bettinas and let me tell you that I am in love…








This is a dream polish for any orange lover out there. In case you don’t remember, orange polish was super hot last year since Tangerine Tango was the Pantone Color Of The Year. Well, I am still in love with orange polish so I was psyched that Daniel got this one for me. Orange was nearly a one-coater but I had to apply a second coat just to get full even color–and out of habit! You want to know the best part? It doesn’t stain one bit!








I don’t know about you, but I’ve been seeing tons of interesting green polishes come out recently, and I seriously want them all. Green makes me think of freshly cut grass. It took me back to when I was a kid and I would lay in the grass, gaze up at the sky and try to make out shapes in the clouds. Forget about the hours of itchy torture afterwards since grass always made me feel all gross. Green was not as opaque as Orange, but I still only needed two coats for full coverage. I wasn’t expecting any staining issues, and I’m glad to report that there were one.








I am always on the search for the mythical perfect yellow nail polish: a creamy one-coater. Alas, this is not it but it rather pretty. Sunrise is more of an orange leaning yellow that made me think of a more yellow China Glaze Sun Worshiper. I did have to apply three coats of this color which is fairly normal when you’re dealing with yellow polishes.

So, what’s the verdict after my first Bettina experience? I think this may be love–even if it’s going to be a long distance relationship. The formula on all three polishes was really great: it was the perfect consistency which made the polish super easy to control. I liked the brush as well which is always a huge plus for me. Another nail fanatic actually passed along the name of a sales rep from whom I can order Bettina lovelies to my heart’s content. Once I place an order, I’ll let you all know how it works out…and I’m definitely going to be jumping on that polish train like yesterday. Thank you so much to my #1 travel buddy who has been a great friend for the last 16 years–you are only feeding the addiction, my friend.

Thanks so much for stopping by today, and I hope that you have a great Monday. I’ll talk to you soon!


P.S. This is the last week to enter my latest giveaway for a set of OPI Bond Girls Liquid Sand Minis so don’t miss out. Go enter here.


29 thoughts on “Bettina Nail Enamel: Orange, Green and Sunrise

  1. What pretty colors perfect for this warmer weather. I really love that orange on you. The yellow looks like NOPI’s Hit The Lights which I just had to have and then it sits in my untrieds. I love how pretty that sunshiney yellow is. For some reason the thought of NY taxicabs pops into my mind seeing it. Pretty polishes!

  2. I only have one Bettina polish that I got from Let Them Have Polish and I LOVE it! I live in West Florida and definitely need to travel more west to get more! I Looooooove your swatches!

  3. so glad your friend brought you polishes.. and read your blog!! LOL.

    i loved all the colors, the yellow is creamy and bright at the same time.. it reminds me of a yellow polish of a local brand: Masglo. it doesn’t remind me of CG Sun worshiper though.. i’m wearing it right now..
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    1. Yeah, I think Sun Worshiper is a lot more orange, right? I think I had it at one point and probably just got rid of it. I was very surprised when he asked me why I hadn’t posted about the polishes he got me. LOL It was pretty funny.

  4. That orange is just… Gah!!! I think it just made my lemming list!! I have always loved orange, and always will πŸ˜€

  5. Finally! Yes, I had fun as well, Freaky! I thought of Carmen Miranda when I bought these polishes… coz you make me laugh when you sing “MamΓ£e Eu Quero.” πŸ™‚ xoxox

  6. Awwww I think it’s so cute that your Daniel was asking about the polishes he got you! That is so nice. πŸ™‚ I seriously want these soooo bad! When I saw these on Twitter or something I was like HOLY SHIT are they available somewhere out here?!?!?! And now you CRUSH my heart with the news that the answer is a big, fat NO. BOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!! And hahaha you’re so cute, wishing for a one-coater yellow. Awww… you’re a hilarious woman. ;p I love all these colors though and it just made me happy to even look at them. Would you mind DMing me that sales rep’s info? And maybe let me know what the prices are for Bettinas? I really love these. Thanks for sharing! πŸ˜€
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    1. Oh yeah, I’ll send you the info. I think they are pretty cheap too so I’m kind of super excited. I’m going to look into placing an order sometime this week so I’ll have all the details for you. They have some really beautiful colors. I can’t wait to get my hands on them. My first experience with them has been phenomenal so I’m definitely looking forward to trying more of them.
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  7. God, these are great! So bright & saturated! They just look like really great creams! Rather nice of Mr. Blue! AND he even commented! πŸ˜‰
    “I think this may be love–even if it’s going to be a long distance relationship.” Heeheeheehee.
    You have a hook-up??? That’s amazing. I can’t wait to see what else you get!

    1. These are what I always dream about when I see creme polishes. They are just so freaking beautiful, pigmented and just so easy to work with. Yes, this long distance relationship is really going to bankrupt me. lol And can you believe he actually read and commented for once? hahah
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      1. Polishes like these are worth the work you’ll have to put into the relationship, haha. And, obviously, Daniel just needs to buy you more polish so that he visits your site more often. πŸ˜‰

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