Thursday, February 24, 2011

NARS Pokerface

I'm going to warn you, if you're aware of the Lady Gaga song of the same name, this polish will create an earworm that wiggles its way through your brain every time you look at this manicure. Or maybe it's just me. Oh, well - I'll just suck it up because I love this color.

P-P-P-Pokerface P-P-Pokerface (muh muh muh muh) 

This was my first foray into NARS nail colors. I have frequently had the Orgasm nail polish in my basket, but always put it back for some reason. I adore the Orgasm blush (oh, I can't wait to see what kind of Google hits this post will get), but never pulled the trigger on the nail polish. This one jumped at me right away. It could be my weakness for all shades of purple polish.

I had just applied peppermint cuticle oil, that's why my fingers are so shiny.

The color is a pastel lavender with a very subtle blue-white microshimmer. The shimmer is only visible in the proper lighting. I had no real problems with the formula, although it was a bit on the thick side. It applied nearly opaque in the first coat, but the second coat evened it out beautifully. Although I did have to be careful because it seemed like if I used too many brushstrokes, it could get clumpy. I don't know if I'm still stuffy, but I didn't notice as much of a smell as I do with other polishes. I really liked that.

The one complaint I do have about this polish is the bottle. Well, more precisely, the cap. It's a square cap, and unlike Chanel, Dior and Illamasqua (which also have square caps) this one does not slide off to reveal a cylindrical cap underneath. The square cap make is a bit uncomfortable to paint my nails. As long as I was careful and polished slowly, it looked fine but it was uncomfortable. This is definitely not a polish to pick if you need to be out the door in 15 minutes as you will need to take your time.

After wearing this manicure for a day, I decided to do something that is VERY unlike me. I decided to add an accent nail.

Revlon Galaxy with a coat of Northern Lights

Now, I know I've said before, I'm a little bit OCD. Nothing too bad, but there are little things that bug me. Asymmetrical things bug me. I hate different color accent walls in rooms. If there's a pillow on the right side of a couch, the must be a matching one on the left side of a couch, things like that. So, an accent nail is actually pretty far out of my normal. I wanted to try and break out of that mold, though, so I tried it. I added a coat of Revlon Galaxy (clear jelly base with regular and hex glitter) topped by a coat of Northern Lights (all shaken up, of course).

I'm not sure how I feel about it. I want to keep it, but I have a feeling that I may need to remove it tomorrow. It depends on how much I stare at my nails. It does look cute, though.

Hey, we all have our thing, right?


  1. That's a very pretty lilac polish! I love NARS nail colours, I actually have this in my stash but I haven't tried it yet!
    I love the accent nail, it looks very cute and glittery ^_^

  2. I'm pretty sure I have this one but I know I haven't tried it yet if I do. (Umm sign I have too many polishes? haha) It looks so pretty!

  3. Ha! It looks like we all have waaaaay to many polishes in our stashes! I have had this one staring at me for weeks.

  4. I love this color. Plus, everytime I hear Poker Face I think of the Kinect and the dance moves...LOL


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