|Would buy this product again.||50%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Tan, Neutral Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Black
I love Nars nail polishes in general for the following reasons:
- They paint on so easily (can't comment on the frost finishes though, as I only buy their creme finishes)
- They dry so quickly leaving a very smooth finish. I can use my hands normally within an hour of paining with no risk of damage to the job
- They last an incredibilly long time as long as you use a decent base and top coat (I use a Chanel base coat and Nars top coat). I normally remove the nail polish becase I'm tired of wearing the same colour, rather than because it is scuffed. And I can't stand chips so that's saying alot. Normal wear is about 5 days I'd say.
- The colours!!
These polishes are not perfect though:
- the handle is not ergonomic at all, quite fiddly to hold while painting
Although these polishes seem a little pricey at first (£14), they are not as expensive as Chanel (£25) and last a very long time. For their quality and wearability they are worth every penny in my book.
Now to this particular shade, Lal Mirchi. I adore! The shade is not unique and it probably is dupeable, but there's a big difference between copying a shade and it's translation onto the nail. This is a lovely orangey/red colour, not neon and with enough depth to make it interesting and classic enough for the office too. For all the factors mentioned above and for it's lovely bright orange/pepper red (literal translation) this is one I would purchase again. That brings me to the one gripe I have. For such a classic colour (a great addition to their other red shades) I wish that this wasn't limited edition and only available on the internet (unless you can get to their New York retail outlet).
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This is one of the Thakoon for NARS polishes released for Spring/Summer 2012. I bought this based on several beauty bloggers raves, and since it was available for purchase only on the NARS website and one brick and mortar store, I had to buy it online sight unseen. Based on bloggers' photos, Lal Mirchi appeared to be a saturated orange red that looked very promising. However, on my toes it's not quite as bright as I wouldve hoped. I feel like there are many similar shades from Essie and OPI, that are (dare I say it) a better formula and much cheaper.