It has been a while since I posted an Inglot polish, hasn’t it? This is one that I acquired at IMATS a couple of years ago, when I went on a bit of an Inglot bender.
Like the rest of the Inglot glass flecked polishes that I’ve tried, this one looks far better in the bottle than it does on the nail. I’ve found them all to be a bit sticky and glutinous and not really cover as well as I’d like. This one does appear better than the reds that I have tried but I think that was mainly due to a truck-load of topcoat. Hmm.
I’ve left the photos a bit blurry here so that you can see the shimmer. It’s very pretty actually and I’m wondering why I didn’t like this one all that much when I first tried it, as looking back on these photos (which are a couple of years old now) I am rather taken with it. Certainly enough to dig it out of my stash and take another look, any way. Hmmm. See, this blog is as helpful to me sometimes as I hope it is to you!
Are you a fan of Inglot products?
We don’t really have bumper stickers in the UK, do we? Not like the way that the US do, with slogans and little comedy routines on the back of their cars and trucks. Instead, we get those tacky”small person on board” / “Mum’s Taxi” / “Daddy’s little princess on board” / “tiny ray of sunshine on board” signs. Like, I was going to casually drive into the back of your car but now I know there’s a child in there I won’t bother, thanks for the reminder. Now, I don’t have children, but I give you full permission to key my car if I ever, ever display one of those things.
I am far more likely to have a Honk If You Love OPI sticker. Because, let’s face it, I do. And here’s the polish of the same name. From OPI’s Touring America collection, this is a perfect piece of Autumnal vampiness. When I first swatched this polish, I did one coat. It was a little bit streaky but looked lovely.
This time I applied three coats, just to see what would happen, and as you can see here, it is far, far darker. This seemed to be the case for all of this collection – light in the bottle but way darker on the nail. In some lights, this appears as dark as other blackened plum shades like Lincoln Park After Dark, but in the light, you can definitely tell it has a purple base.
Applying like a dream, and lasting me a good few days, I really enjoyed wearing this colour. It is one of those “little black dress” (ok, purple, but you know what I mean) shades of nail varnish, as in that it goes with absolutely everything and always looks good. I inevitably select one of these shades when I’m having one of those “I don’t know what to wear” waily moments.
So, what do you think? Are you still a fan of these vampy shades? And what would your bumper sticker say?