Something is very wrong with me lately – I have next to no interest in buying any new nail polish! Even most of the Spring shades that are cropping up here and there hold no real allure for me. So unlike me! My dedication to wearing polish hasn’t waned, but buying it sure has. I think it might be due to the fact that within the next 10 months, I have plans to travel to Jamaica (just booked – we’re going to the Sandals Whitehouse!!), possibly Vancouver, possibly Montreal, possibly Alaska/Yukon, Newfoundland, and New Zealand (for five weeks!!!!). So….yeah. Looks like my priority this year is travel, with cosmetics taking a (slight) backburner – though don’t fret, it just means my purchases will be more thoughtful, and by extension, totally awesome ANYWAY (I apologize for my tendency to ramble lol). I have unworn/unswatched shades to show you, that will tide you (and me) over until that day comes when I once again feel the call of the polish (wow, I’m dramatic tonight, aren’t I?!). Let’s see what I got!
The first polish I’m going to show you is Essence My Boyfriend’s Jeans, from the Denim Wanted collection last year, which had I think three shades. I first mentioned this polish when I finally got my hands on Lippmann’s Across the Universe. Essence is a very reasonably priced nail polish company that’s made in Scotland (though I think it is a German brand) – you can buy it at Shoppers Drug Mart for between $1.99-4.99. My Boyfriend’s Jeans is a medium blue creme with a slight teal leaning. Almost fully opaque in one coat, it has an easy flowing formula, with good consistency that’s not too thick or thin. It’s fairly shiny on it’s own, as you can see below (no top coat was used). Two coats and you’re good to go!
L.A. Girls Color Addict in Idol was a shade I picked up way back, when I was desperately on the hunt for a shade similar to Dior’s Bond Street, a beautiful dark slate-blue. This doesn’t really compare, but is still pretty nonetheless. It’s a dusky, muted, grayed-out deep blue with golden shimmer. It’s also quite opaque, with a slightly thick formula that isn’t really problematic. If you were in a rush you could get away with one coat (I’ve got just one on the pinky nail for reference), but I don’t recommend that kind of application as it can chip much faster. It’s also pretty glossy without any top coat (as shown below).I appreciate that the shimmer in this polish is readily apparent, and you don’t have to get it at certain angles, or in sunlight, to make it show up. It’s a rather unique shade and I like that the golden shimmer in a cool-toned base make it wearable for warmer and cooler skintones. L.A. Girls polishes retail at Lawtons for around $4-5CAD, so it’s a pretty good deal too.
I quite like both of these polishes, maybe more so the L.A. Girls due to it’s uniqueness, and they’ll be sticking around in my stash for a while. Yay to polishes I like! Blue is definitely one of my favorite shades, I just find it works with just about everything and anyone.
Is anyone else on a polish hiatus? What do you think causes this phenomenon? Any suggestions on how I can get out of it??