Erica is one of my best friends from college. She is as make-up obsessed as I am, and always knows which products are receiving rave reviews. We had many lovely Sephora/coffee dates when we both lived in New York, and even though we're in different countries now - she's still sharing the make-up love. She sent me the cutest little package in the mail the other day:
here and here - and have also encountered the streakiness problem with the other pink polish I tried (although "Plum's the Word" applies like a dream). Since this is a thick polish that requires several coats, you have to allow a LOT of drying time in between to reduce the risk of imprints and smudges.
Revlon Polish in "Perplex" is a dupe for Chanel's Paradoxal. I now own 2 Paradoxal dupes - this one and the Barry M "Dusky Mauve" that was sent to me last year. I don't own the Chanel original - so I can't compare them to it...but I did compare them to each other. The Barry M one has a slightly greyer undertone, while the Revlon formula is creamier and more pigmented - it only requires 2 coats. However, the Barry M lasts longer and shows less tip wear. I couldn't really choose one formula over the other - but you probably don't need to buy both! Still, I'm grateful for my 2 bottles since I'm in love with this colour, it looks very dark and sophisticated on my nails.
toddler shoe box container has reached maximum capacity! I can't accumulate any new polishes before using up or giving away some of my existing stash.
Penne a la Betsy". I made this before here, this time I used fibre-rich fusilli instead of penne. For some reason my tomato paste and cream sauce always comes out looking neon!
Disclaimer: I was sent the Barry M nail polish, but was not paid to review it. All thoughts shared on it are my honest opinions - and are not affected by the fact that the item was given to me.