Precision – Long Island Ice Tea

I’m a big fan of cocktails. At some point in the past few years, the humble cocktail bar experienced a bit of a resurgence. Gone are the days of the tacky image yuppie Del-Boy style cocktail, and enter a new generation of posh bars serving exotic and delicious concoctions. Yum.

A Long Island Iced Tea, for those not in the know, is a mixture of vodka, rum, tequila and cola. It’s not one of my favourites (I prefer the fruit or vanilla based drinks) but hey – it’s a classic, and if someone else is buying, I won’t say no.

Given the fact that a Long Island Iced Tea is usually kind of brown (or tea) coloured, I’m confused as to why Precision christened this one with the same name. It’s beige. And I’d never drink a cocktail that was this colour!

Name aside, this is a nice work-appropriate shade. It is thinner than I normally like in a nail varnish and I think this was four coats in the end. I had no application issues at all though and it went on beautifully. I dried it with Nubar Diamont and it ended up looking pretty good.

I wore this polish for three days as I had a run of client meetings meaning that I had to be work-appropriate for a fairly lengthy period of time. By the end of the third day, this polish looked as good as if I’d just applied it. I am really happy with the wear and longevity of this, and those of you who want a neutral toned, long lasting nail varnish could certainly do far worse than consider this one.

It might not be the most exciting colour but it served me very well indeed. Strange though – exotic name, boring shade. Still, like I say, not every day has to be a wacky colour or effect, and I was extremely pleased with this.

What do you think? Is it something you’d choose? And tell me – what’s your favourite cocktail (or mocktail?)

This was sent to me for review. Precision Nail Lacquers cost £5.99 and are available to purchase here.

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8 Comments

  1. 16th September 2010 / 9:10 AM

    I quite like this one, if I did wear a neutral shade it would be one like this. Your nails are looking really good Helen.

  2. 16th September 2010 / 6:42 PM

    This is a pretty neutral. I could use one of those drinks right now! Your nails are looking wonderful

  3. 17th September 2010 / 5:13 PM

    It’s a beige, but is it just the lighting, or is there a teeny tiny bit of duochrome in there? I can see this as a nice background for nailstamping! Perhaps behind a bright red metallic, like China Glaze’s Vertical Rush…?

    I haven’t ever seen this brand in the US. Are they only available in the UK or in Europe, do you know?

  4. 19th September 2010 / 1:45 PM

    Mostly I’m not a hard liquor drinker (can’t handle it ) but one of the few drinks I do like is perfect for summer which is coming right up for you. A Skip and Go Naked. There’s one right way and a lot of wrong ways to make one. Take a chimney glass and fill with ice. Add a shot of vodka, 1/2 a shot Roses lime juice (this can be adjusted to suit your desired level of tartness), and fill it up with a mild lager (you don’t want it to taste ‘beer-y’). It tastes like a limeade and when it’s hot out it’s divine. Don’t let the idea of beer as a mixer put you off, it gives it just a bit of fizz without ruining it like soda would.

  5. 20th September 2010 / 6:15 PM

    Margarita (mmmmm, though not the hangover if you drink too many) and Dirty Martinis (vodka) and Cosmopolitans and Champagne Cocktails. I’m a cocktail fan, but not the sweet ones, anything with pineapple or coconut in, yeeuuck

  6. 21st September 2010 / 8:35 AM

    Ooh thankyou all for your cocktail recommendations! It’s a bit early in the morning for hard drinking but I have to say, I’m tempted!

    Helen

  7. 21st September 2010 / 9:13 AM

    I love this Helen! So pretty – I’m not usually a big fan of neutrals but this looks great. As for cocktails, I can’t go past a mojito (boring I know!) or a lovely olivey martini or if I’m in for a big night – long island ice tea! Yum!

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