Bourjois 15

Two coats, sunlight

Oh Bourjois, why have I only discovered you now? This is my very first polish from Bourjois and it was bought on a whim. I’m very glad I did because I love this hot pink! It’s quite a Barbie doll fuschia-pink colour, don’t you think? At first glance, it looks like a simple creme but there is subtle shimmer going on, which you can’t really see in the photo, but trust me it’s there.

A “Pink Diamond” Barbie Doll

The application was lovely and this polish came with a special slanted brush. At first, it was a bit confusing, especially when it came to painting the left hand, as I was used to the wide OPI brushes, but it was easy to get used to. The polish claims to be chip-free for 10 days. I’m not sure how true that is as I haven’t worn it for 10 days yet. But I have worn it for a couple of days now and it seems quite sturdy. A strange thing about this polish is that it doesn’t have a name. So I think it’s called “15” because there is a number at the back of the bottle.

With China Glaze Sugar High, two coats, sunlight

China Glaze Sugar High is the closest to a hot pink that I own, which as you can tell, isn’t very similar at all. Sugar High is paler and has a softness to it that the bold Bourjois polish doesn’t have.

iPhone photo, sunlight

Here is the manicure I’m spotting right now. It is a combination of three pinks. The one that is more purple looking is Zoya Moxie, another of my favourite polishes. This is not very striking apparently. Nobody has commented on this look!

On a side note, I’m clutching a homemade green smoothie that I bring to work every morning. I bought a blender recently because reading raw food blogs inspired me to eat more raw greens.


China Glaze Zombie Zest

Three coats, sunlight

So… it appears I’m about two years late with this nail polish. Never mind! Halloween is just round the corner again and here we visit an old polish from China Glaze’s 2010 Halloween collection. Zombie Zest (don’t you just love the name.. Rawr Rawr) is a green/olive jelly filled with mainly yellow shimmer. I love this shade of green. It’s quite a murky Swamp Thing colour. What’s the Swamp Thing I hear? Behold:

I’m not sure if anyone remembers the Swamp Thing but I remember watching this on television about this plant/human character. I’m not even what his superpowers are anymore but surely he has some since he’s part of the DC Comics universe.

2 coats, sunlight

But back to the polish. As you can see, three coats are needed because you can still see my nail after two coats. I guess all jellies seem to require more than two coats for opacity.

With NARS Zulu, sunlight

Here I paired Zombie Zest with another jelly, the cult favourite NARS Zulu. Like Zombie Zest, Zulu is a jelly and I painted three coats for this look. I really liked this pairing and wore it for one whole week. This also received compliments from people who thought the combination was interesting.