While digging through my nail-polish drawers, I came across Misa Girls’ Night Out, which I wore and reviewed in a post from 2011.
When revisiting this nail polish, I also learned that I have changed a bit. My perspective on pinks has softened, and I definitely can now appreciate saturated pinks more than before and also figure out which pinks suit my skin tone more than others.
Back then, I remember being wildly impressed with its flawless formula. Fast forward four years! I was curious to see if it thickened over time, or if it remained as incredible as before. (See the rest of this post to find out how it fared this time around.)
Miss Girls’ Night Out is an oldie, but a goodie, and even though summer is drawing to a close, it doesn’t stop me from whipping out bright shades to suit my mood!
I feel like Misa nail polishes are unfortunately overlooked, but I have had great experiences with them, and I’ve got plenty of their lacquers in my stash from back in the day. (Expect to see more reviews of this brand on here. They deserve more attention!)
Miss Girls’ Night Out Pictures
Misa Girls’ Night Out Swatches
All swatches have:
- OPI Nail Envy Nail Strengthener – Maintenance Version (Used as a base coat)
- 2 coats of Misa Girls’ Night Out
- Rica Glossy Glam Top Coat
Artificial Light Photos
Natural Light Photos
Claim: BUSTED, but Product: TRUSTED
- Neon purple (No)
- Name: Misa Girls’ Night Out
- Amount: 15 mL (0.5 oz.)
- Retail Price: $7.50 USD
- Disclosure: I purchased this nail polish years ago online & it was about $4 CAD.
- Where to Buy: I can’t find it on Misa’s official website, so this shade is probably discontinued. You may be able to find it on eBay. Hmm…I wonder if Trade Secrets carries older Misa nail polishes.
Misa Girls’ Night Out Review
Girls’ Night Out by Misa is a little deceptive because, in the bottle, it initially appears like a purple-leaning pink, but on my nails, it winds up looking more like a mid-tone punchy, berry pink.
Despite this discrepancy, I love how it seems to pop like a firecracker against my skin tone!
Since it has some neon pigment mixed in, the finish dries down to almost a satin, and to make Girls’ Night Out by Misa look its best, you need to wear a glossy top coat. Put it on, and BAM! It comes alive like a dragon breathing fire…if fire was pink.
When you have the top coat on, it’s incredibly shiny!
Application & Formula
With a creme-jelly formula, it has that squishy-gummy-bear appearance, yet it still covers most nail lines.
Here, I used just two coats, and I was pleased with the coverage it gave me. It’s not 100% opaque, but it’s enough to make me feel comfortable leaving it at just two coats.
The consistency was a dream to paint with, even after all these years! I was surprised how it didn’t thicken up over time. Misa, was one of the ingredients in this polish MAGIC?
It’s as smooth as I remember, and it feels like the polish applies itself because it flows onto the nail easily and self-levels. (It’s a great choice for beginner nailphiles, since you won’t wrestle with the formula and can therefore concentrate on your polishing technique.)
Final Verdict: 9.5/10
As in my initial review in 2011 of this polish, I’m once again giving it a near-perfect score!
I was expecting the formula to have thickened up over time, but its smooth consistency remains the same as I remember. Awesome! And the colour is still so much fun to wear! 🙂
P.S. Want to see my original review of this polish in 2011? Click the link! (Hmm…apparently in that post, I explained why I stopped buying Misa nail polishes back then. That reason has now expired, and I no longer feel so strongly about it. In fact, I forgot about it, so I’m glad that I decided to revisit Girls’ Night Out! It’s been several years since their one marketing misstep, and I’m going to move forward and share with you some of the many Misa nail polishes I’ve worn and enjoyed! They make a lot of great shades, so it’s surprising how I don’t hear too much about them. Time to change that on here!)
What are your favourite Misa nail polishes? Will you be wearing darker colours, now that autumn is nearly here? What’s your ideal girls’ night out?
Such a pretty color and it looks great on you Mary! Thanks for sharing it with us! 🙂
Thanks! 🙂 I was thrilled that the formula was just as amazing as I remember it being years ago. (More Misa reviews are coming soon, as I have quite a lot in my collection from back in the day.)
Can’t wait to see them! 🙂
So pretty! I haven’t gotten any new Misas in so long…
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Same! But that will change…hehe! I rekindled my love for Misa. Expect plenty of more reviews on the ones I currently own. I have a lot, and it boggles my mind how I never showed them on here before. Tsk tsk!
Tank you for this lovely review!
I love this shade,the perfect color for me!
And I love your nails too,my nails are a real catastroph!
Aww, don’t be so hard on yourself. I’m sure your nails are very beautiful! 🙂
I have also grown fond of pink over the years 😀 When I started out nail blogging I had a knee-jerk “NO” reaction to anything in the pink family, even purples that were too close to pink. I think maybe it was a resistance to being a stereotypical girly girl. But lately I find myself reaching for pink hues more and more. Even the dreaded pastel pink!
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I can relate to what you said about wanting to avoid being stereotypically girly with pink nail polish. I also used to avoid wearing red because, at the time, I thought it was predictable and boring. Haha, but now I love a good red, and sometimes, I actually crave one because it’s classic and bold.