It was the best of colors, it was the worst of applications. This is the tale of two polish experiences. First off, this shade is simply stunning. A warm neon pink coral, no shimmer. Before you add a topcoat, it's frighteningly streaky and dry-looking, but one coat of SV and Wow! Look-at-me nails. "Are those real?" nails. "What kind of polish is that?" nails. Then-the crisis. The first time I tried this I used three coats, no base and SV. Two hours later I washed The Dishes. The next day I took a shower and washed my hair. Enter work, boatloads of compliments, etc. Wait a minute, what's that on the counter? Half of the lovely polish from my right indexie, of course. Everywhere I go I leave a little trail of stunning color. My coworker asks me, "What's that on your neck?" Surprise! (Yeah, I'm still wondering how it got there, too.) So it doesn't turn out fine, so ya giveit anudda chance, right? So I does that. I uses a base coat this time, CG, but funny the color doesn't seem to pop like it did the first time. I use two coats and SV. I think the color still wouldn'a had the same brightness if I'd used three coats. Anyway I do absolutely nothing with my nails, give it plenty of time to dry, and the next day it chips. Probably if you had really short nails, the kind that don't ever touch anything, this wouldn't chip, but I'm growing mine out. I would buy this again because it would probably work decently on my toes, though that's not saying much, because after all what do your toes do? So Flip-Flop Fantasy, fingernail nightmare.
Grace, Princess of Monaco- would she really have worn this? Probably. This polish is fit for royalty. Like, Queen Latifah. Anyway, anyone, royal by title or pseudonym, or just plain Jane Nail Polish Wearer on the street, will enjoy the effect this polish has on their nails. One glance at my pinky ( I always start with my pinky) tipped in swirly lavender glaze, and I was hyperventilating. (No, I wasn't. But you get the idea.) I started polishing my nails five minutes before I left for work, so bumping my nails into the steering wheel did my mani no favors.100% user error. But, hey, it's better to have smudgy nails than be late for work, right? (Awkward pause.) Right? No chips, despite my sloppy application; stayed on for, like, several days. Solid, deserves every single lipstick.
This product is the epitome of two overused words: classy and elegant. Think of a wedding in Newport, the sands in Cabo, iceberg weather on the QEII. Of course, they don't take so many coats to show up, which is why I deducted one. But if you want your nails to look like little pieces of crystallized champagne, and laughter with a Boston accent, this is the way to go.
Rich and Famous is gorgeous! A bluish bright pink that shines even without a top coat. Add a top coat, and don't walk around in the sunlight or you'll cause a huge traffic incident. But my favorite part of R&F is what this stuff did to my nails. Sure, I was skeptical about the hardener claims, but I thought, why not? So I goop this gunk on my nails and they're still thin and sheer as wax paper. I'm only out three bucks. And do you know what? My nails are as unbroken as an island stallion! For real! My fingernails used to do more splits than a break dancer, but know they don't. Even. Think. About it. Buy this stuff, especially if your coloring is like mine.