I know not all of you will agree with me, but I have to say that Twitter is a wonderful thing. Sheenie refers to it as an emergency service, and I am inclined to agree. Bored on a train journey? There’s always someone there to chat to. Want to know the difference between two very similar lipsticks? Bingo. Looking for some movie recommendations? Twitter is there to help you out. Brilliant.
Indeed, this polish came to me by way of Twitter. Just before Christmas, Katie from My Lips But Better was on the hunt for some UK make-up items (Boots, Barry M, Illamasqua, Sleek and so on), and asked on Twitter whether anyone wanted to set up a swap. So, like a moth to a flame, I readily agreed and off we went. I was given the run of the Transdesign website and was thrilled to see that it listed some nail varnishes that were long time lemmings of mine (lots of discontinued OPIs….but more of those later).
Ingrid is one of the polishes that I knew I needed. I’d been meaning to acquire it for ages and never really got round to it. Plus China Glaze is SO much cheaper in the US, so I happily added this to the swap list. And aren’t I glad I did? This is utterly amazing. I don’t own many of the Vintage Vixen collection but this is definitely the best one out of those that I do have.
Reading previous reviews of Ingrid, I am led to wonder whether China Glaze have tinkered with their formula. People have reported that this is runny and took 3-4 coats, but my bottle was absolutely perfect in two. It’s thick, creamy and applies perfectly.
The colour is an absolute dream as well. An olive tinged brown, it is packed with gold microshimmer that only really comes out to play under electric light. I love it. If I was ever asked to create a nail varnish, it would look something like this. Whilst I can see that Ingrid might not be to everyone’s taste, it’s pretty near perfect for me.
So thankyou Katie for sending this my way! Another lemming realised. Stay tuned to see the other items that I acquired in this swap – believe me, they’re good ones!