High End Polish Haul!

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I recently picked up some high end nail polishes that I have had my eye on for awhile. Let’s jump into it, shall we?

First, I decided to get two more Marc Jacobs polishes. I had my eye on Jezebel for many moons, so I decided to just pick it up this time. It is a deep vampy red shade with just a touch of brightness. Cora is a shimmering burgundy with rose microglitter. This color is really unique!

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MAC released a bunch of interesting toppers this year in addition to actually lowering their polish prices. I picked up two of them: Too Short Skirt (coral with pink pearl) and Spoonful of Sugar (pink with pink pearl).

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Personally, I find MAC polishes underrated as I have said many times! I love how they wear and I like the color selection.

My big splurge was Dior Lady. I’m a SUCKER for a neutral and natural pink. This is new for spring and every once in awhile I like to splurge on something from Dior if I think it is fantastic, and Lady certainly fits the bill. πŸ™‚

The last thing I picked up was actually with Sephora points perks, and that is the Pink Gel Coat from Perfect Formula. I heard a few raves about this, and since it was a 100 point perk, I decided to give it a try! So far I don’t have any major opinions on it, but I’m anxious to see if it strengthens my nails, since they are pretty weak.

Have you tried any of these shades yet? Coming soon is a comparison post with Lady! πŸ™‚

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Marc Jacobs Midnight in Paris

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Marc Jacobs polishes are a luxurious, guilty pleasure for me. They’re $18, so not the most expensive polishes around, but it’s still a lot for a nail polish. Midnight in Paris is a (still available) limited edition polish that was released during the holidays in 2014. It is more expensive than other shades in the line at $24, but it also comes with special packaging, as it is in a fancy box with velvet and a little booklet.

The big deal here is “never before, never again”. I thought the color was GORGEOUS so I ended up getting it during the VIB sale, so there was a little discount.

This is a beautiful color. It’s an inky deep blue that looks almost black in some lighting. The shine is amazing and the formula is very smooth. It is opaque in one coat, but I always use two thin coats out of habit.

The only bad thing about this polish is that my brush is terrible and I need to cut some of the splayed bristles off. 😦 The brush was really upsetting. If you go through the trouble of building up this polish, only to have a bad brush, what is the point? I would expect a poor brush for a bottle of polish that was under $5, but a $24 polish should NOT have a bad brush.

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Anyway, I do love the color and was able to work around the brush issue. It’s just nail polish anyway, right??

That said, this is a fantastic color and perfect for winter. I love it!

Marc Jacobs Petra

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I’m trying to get around to featuring some polish from brands that I only have one or two of; Petra by Marc Jacobs is one of two shades I have from the brand. I purchased this when the line was fairly new, back in the summer. Petra is a really unique color. It’s described as “dirty bronze metallic shimmer”, but in reality it’s a purple/gray/taupe/brown with a greenish tinge in certain lighting.

This color is PACKED with shimmer. I don’t usually assign seasons to polish, as I wear whatever whenever, but this is definitely something I would reach for more in the fall months.Β  The formula is very smooth and applies easily. I used two coats, but it is nearly opaque in one.

I love the color and how unique it is. This definitely needs a top coat though; I’ve found this line to chip easily, which is frustrating for the price ($18). Still, Petra is a gorgeous color and everyone will have different experiences with how fast something chips; it seems to be something that has no rhyme or reason!

Have you tried this polish line?