My apologies for my apparent screaming at you, no one likes all caps coming at them, but YOU GUYS. Do you even have any idea how long I’ve been looking for MY gold nail polish? Not just one that I like, because there are a handful of gorgeous gold polishes out there, but one that looks DAMN GOOD on my skintone. Do you remember this? Blah. And this? Aggressive! And how about my Chanel debacle (who would have ever though a Chanel polish would let me down)?
Well, NO MORE. YES, I am making a grand sweeping statement and STILL USING CAPS to exclaim that I have found it. The One. MY PRECIOUS.
OPI’s Dazzled by Gold. There are no words (or there are lots, but I am going to stop yelling now).
And let me just say – I totally knew that if I ever got my hands on this (it was an Ulta exclusive from Holiday 2009), it would end my search for the ultimate gold polish (see, no yelling :) I could just *tell* that this glorious glittering shade would just right. It doesn’t lean too warm (for a gold) nor too cool; it’s not bronze rather than gold; it’s not too yellow, too pale, too dark, too orange….it is PERFECT (sorry…but it is!).
You want to see some swatches now, right? Or…maybe you don’t, since it’s not available anymore, and it’s pretty hard to come by. I stalked it on Makeup Alley for months, possibly years, and there were only about three people offering it up – and they were not letting it go easy. Then, of course, as things go – once I stopped looking, there it was.
I had messaged a gal on the site to ask for her Ambering Rose blush by MAC (I’m on a big MAC kick as well as a swap kick, but more on that another time *soon*). She was interested in my NARS Habanera Duo (which I’ve been struggling with to make work for years), which was great except it was a bit uneven. When I browsed through the rest of her list, BAM!! Dazzled by Gold. Really!?!? I couldn’t believe my luck.
The deal was made, and earlier this week my package came. I eagerly ripped off the bubble wrap and immediately tried it on. And well – you’re seeing the results! Is it not absolutely amazing!?!?!?!?!?!?!
The polish, as you can see, has little flecks of silver in there too, which is probably why it looks flattering on me – I wear silver jewelry much better than gold. It reminds me a bit of Warm & Fozzie from OPI’s Muppets collection, but again – that one was too bronze and not what I was looking for. The formula of Dazzled by Gold is a bit thin, so this is four coats – but who the heck cares with this fabulosity!?! And this is without top coat, so it’s really that shiny all on it’s own. Dazzled, indeed.
I’m sorry to post about an LE item, but I just had to share this with you guys!! And I’m willing to bet you’ve all found ‘your’ gold shade anyway, no one else seems to have trouble with gold polish like I do. So now I can join you and be happy :P If you DO love it, well – I highly recommend trying to find it, if you can – keep your eyes open! You just never know when it may fall into your lap
Anyone else have any beauty success stories like this one to share?? Do tell! And – what’s your favorite gold polish?