In my last Lacquer Lundi post, I professed my love for metallic polishes. This inspired me to go through my stash and dig out some of my untried metallic polishes and give them a go.
So, on to the pretties:
GOSH - Golden Brown
- purchased at Shoppers (chain drug store) for $6.00 CDN
The name says it all: Golden brown is indeed golden brown - that is, a medium brown base with a golden shimmer. What the name doesn't say is how pretty this polish is on the nail.
Golden Brown applies beautifully - nice and smooth - and it dries quickly. The coverage is good as well - two coats to get bottle colour. The polish held up well - only minor tip wear over two days.
I wish I could get my hands on more GOSH polishes - the few that I have, I really like. Although, there is a local source for a wide array of GOSH makeup, I have only found a smattering of polish in the displays.
Orly - Glitz & Nfu-Oh - #45
- Orly purchased at Sally Beauty Supply for $5.99 CDN
- Nfu Oh purchased at fabuloustreet.com for $8.50 US
I love Orly polishes and Glitz (photo to the left) is another winner. Admittedly, the golden (with a very slight orange tinge) metallic colour may not be for every one due to skin tone. However, I am smitten.
And, just to make a good thing better, I layered Nfu -Oh #45 over Glitz (photo to the right). The base of #45 is a deep flame orange that is packed with orange flakies, that flash lime green at certain angles. It is simply stunning!
Both polishes applied nicely. I used two coats of Glitz and one coat of #45. I can't comment on the wear of Glitz alone, as I immediately applied the #45 over top. The wear of the two polishes together was resonable however, minor tip wear after two days.
Revlon - Steel-her Heart
- purchased at Shoppers (chain drug store) for $6.29 CDN
Looking for a dark charcoal metallic? Then Steel-her Heart may be the one for you. The gray trend was going strong last fall/winter season and it still appears to be a fashion force. If you haven't worn dark colours in the past, but are looking to try one, Steel-her Heart may be the one for you. It reads as dark, but not "goth" - just fashionable.
This polish applied nicely and covered opaquely in two coats. It wore well - only minor tip wear after two days. My only issue with this polish is the same issue I have with all Revlon polishes - dry time. I find Revlon polishes take longer to dry on me than most of my other polishes. I'm not sure if it's a body chemistry thing unique to me or if others have the same problem.
Sally Hansen No Chip 10 Day - Boudoir
- purchased at Shoppers (chain drug store) for $6.49 CDN
Boudoir is pure brown in some lighting and olive-brown in others. However, regardless of the lighting, it is a beautiful metallic polish. Often I will change an outfit because it clashes with my polish. I didn't need to be concerned with Boudoir - it looks great with many different clothing colours - it's a real chameleon.
Boudoir applied nicely and covered well in two coats. The wear was okay - I didn't have any chips, but the tip wear was appreciable after two days.