Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Geek Looks: julep october nail polishes

classic with a twist
sierra with a frosty finish

3 out of 5 stars

The picture here makes the polish come out way redder than it is, thanks largely to that flash. The colour on my nails is really much closer to the colour as it appears in the bottle, a rich and sparkly brown that gives it a touch of shock and awe to the style.

It does a great amount of justice to the changing foliage of the season and as it is much closer to being a neutral than anything else, it really does go with anything I have in my closet (well, almost)

In short, I love it. It applied fairly smooth and easily and dried very fast, even when I put on a thicker layer in order to bring out a stronger punch of the colour.

So why only 3 stars?

The applicator brush that came with the bottle of polish the company sent me was defective. The bristles are bent and do not lie straight and really did a good job of impeding and preventing a truly clean application of the polish on my nails. It was hard to judge how smooth it applied as a result and also required a fair amount of clean up using nail polish remover on my cuticles after application, which given the polish itself, I should have no problems.

So regardless of how much I like the colour and the polish itself, it loses two stars for the time wasted because of the brush alone.

classic with a twist
pink with a sheer finish

1 out of 5 stars

I'm not even going to take a picture of the polish with my nails, because it is essentially a clear polish that looks like... I did nothing to my nails. I mean, it does give my nails a nice shiny sheen to it, but it doesn't even look like I have polish on.

I get that there is a time and place and reason to have clear nail polish... and for that it works fine. But when I wear polish, I wear polish, which means I like for my nails to look like it has polish on it.

So it really didn't impress me.

And this ruling is as much a personal preference than anything else.

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