So many brands have already put out their own line of crackle polishes. The end of this fad is nowhere in sight. And I’m glad because it’s fun playing around with different color combinations and having unique cracks on each nail.
When the OPI Silver Shatter polish came out with the OPI Pirates of the Caribbean Collection not long ago, I tried to find it at every beauty store and salon in my local mall.
To my disappointment, the staff told me that they sold out of OPI Silver Shatter in mere hours after putting it on display!
And although I did see it at one salon, I didn’t get it because they had marked up the price to $14.95 CAD when the going price is $9.95 CAD and the polish hasn’t even been discontinued yet!
A short time after this fruitless venture, I received a surprise e-mail from Nail-Anon blogger, Mellinail. She found it and picked up an extra bottle for me! This really made my day, especially because I’ve been very stressed out lately. It was so nice and generous of her! (Thank you, Mellinail!) Continue reading →
** This post was written by Fiona. She no longer blogs for Swatch And Learn. However, Mary still continues to blog and will be happy to reply to your comment. **
NARS Orgasm – it’s a popular color that has spawned an entire collection by the brand. But why is it so popular anyway? To me, it’s glowing happiness…captured in a color that instantly adds a pick-me-up to the complexion. And who wouldn’t want that?
It’s not just Orgasm. It’s NARS The Multiple Orgasm. With a name like that, this multi-purpose stick has many expectations to live up to. Does it? Continue reading →
NARS Zulu nail polish is like a mythical creature. Since I became an obsessed collector of nail lacquer in just the past few years, I have heard so many people gushing about NARS Zulu polish.
Alas, I could only admire this limited-edition on the internet. The inky blackened-green jelly nail lacquer was wildy popular in 1996 when it first came out, and it sold out quickly. But I had no idea since I was still in grade school, wasn’t yet a nail aficionado, and didn’t have money to splurge on NARS Cosmetics nail polish.
After many tears and protests, polish blood was no longer shed to franken this coveted color. It was a glorious day to find out that Zulu would be resurrected for a limited time. You can bet your acetone I rushed to the mall to get it on the release date (October 1st).
So does it live up to the hype? Continue reading →