Bourjois Violine Chic

I seriously haven’t done my nails in over a week which feels super strange. Because I’ve been feeling dumpy, as I have previously discussed, I guess doing my nails hasn’t been on my list of priorities. Well, you know what? Fuck feeling in the dumps. I’ve been keeping myself super busy so I don’t have time to wallow in self-pity. Since I suddenly felt like doing my nails, I wanted to dig into my untrieds stash and pick one of those polishes. I ended up choosing Bourjois Violine Chic which is a polish that Sabrina sent to me a while back. (Sabrina has a great blog called Polish In Paris so check it out!)

Bourjois Violine Chic Swatch

Bourjois Violine Chic is one of those super vampy shades that I love wearing when I have super short nails. This particular line of Bourjois polishes has vinyl in the formula and it’s supposed to last 7 days. I can’t verify the claims of longevity since I just applied this polish today, but I do have to say that I was a little confused by the formula. The color seemed deceptively thin when I applied it yet the formula is kind of goopy at the same time. So strange! I ended up applying 3 coats to cover up the streakiness and random bald spots. One thing I learned is that it is essential to let the layers dry between each coat or else you will end up with a mess.

Silly Lilly Halloween 2012

This lovely glitter is Silly Lily Halloween 2012. I bought this a few months ago and never got around to using it until today. Let me just say that I am in freaking love with all the colors in this polish and I love how it looks over Bourjois Violine Chic. As with  most glitter explosion polishes, I had to work with it by dabbing the glitter so I could get even distribution. Even though this is technically a Halloween polish, I wouldn’t hesitate to wear it year round! You should head on over to Lily’s Etsy shop so you can see all the unique and interesting items she sells. In fact, she has a big clearance section right now and has a promo where you can get a freebie when you make a purchase of $15 or more. One of the things a lot of you suggested when I asked what you would like to see more on my blog was more indie/glitter polishes so here is a start! I plan on doing more indie polish posts next year because there are so many amazing and unique creations out there AAANNND I think it’s important to support the little guys!

Thanks to so many of you who came and checked out my blog sale! I have sold around 60 bottles of polish in the last few days which kept me super busy with answering emails and wrapping all my babies to go to their new homes. I hope no one thought I was being whiney and was trying to guilt you into buying my polish!!! That was the last thing I wanted to convey. Thank you for all your purchases and for all the wonderful messages of support that I received–they all helped to lift my spirits!

I hope that you are all doing well and that you are excited about welcoming the new year. What are your plans for new year’s eve?


17 thoughts on “Bourjois Violine Chic

  1. Jessica
    30 December, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    Looking at this beautiful swatch you’d never be able to tell there were weird formula issues, AND its a beautiful vampy color! I did a little bit of a double take when I read there was vinyl in he formula… What exactly is it supposed to do??
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    1. 1 January, 2013 at 6:51 pm

      I have absolutely no idea what it’s supposed to do but I imagine it’s supposed to help make the polish last longer?? It is one of those super awesome vampy polishes–so cold weather appropriate!
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  2. Kysbel S
    31 December, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    Ooooh so beautiful! I hope you feel better, being in the dumps or having the blues isn’t fun.

    1. 1 January, 2013 at 6:52 pm

      Thank you! Things will look up. Just have to stay positive. 🙂
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  3. 31 December, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    That is such a pretty vampy color! I’m glad you’re starting to feel better. It always sucks being down around the holidays!
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    1. 1 January, 2013 at 6:53 pm

      Thanks! So many people end up feeling dumpy around the holidays but I’m glad they are behind us. Yay for the new year.
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  4. 31 December, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    Lovely! Doing my nails always makes me feel better.

    1. 1 January, 2013 at 6:54 pm

      Thanks, Tina! I’m glad that painting my nails helps me feel a little better–such an easy pick-me-up. 🙂
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  5. 31 December, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    Wow i’m simply amazed by this color. Bourjois Violine Chic seems like something i can imagine wearing all year around.
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    1. 1 January, 2013 at 6:54 pm

      It is a great color for sure. I’ll be sporting it all the time. 🙂
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  6. 1 January, 2013 at 5:29 pm

    Did you redo your blog layout? I usually read yours on my phone but I sometimes am on my laptop like today and it looks so weird. Am I the crazy one? Anyway- I love this pairing!! That base color is so pretty (too bad it was a mess tho) and the glitter looks awesome on top. I don’t know what it is about those colors together but they just look great. So cohesive but yet you can see all the colors of the glitter. Idk.. it’s awesome.
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    1. 1 January, 2013 at 6:56 pm

      Yes, I did redo the layout! I thought: New year, new layout. Ok, so do you mean it looks weird like different or weird like ugly? I’m asking cause I know how mean you are. 😛 I totally agree about the color combo too…they just go so well together.
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      1. 2 January, 2013 at 9:46 pm

        I like it. It looks like a newspaper! Pshhh like you should talk miss mean girl.
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        1. 2 January, 2013 at 9:58 pm

          hahaha! You’re the meanest ever.

  7. 2 January, 2013 at 9:35 am

    después de esta entrada quiero ir a pintarme las uñas con esmaltes escarchados!!
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  8. Lesley
    2 January, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    That is a great vampy shade!
    OMG. I clicked the link to Silly Lily and didn’t even look at the whole page because I wanted everything I laid my eyes on! I may have to re-visit with the intention of editing my choices!
    Congrats on your blog sale success! I don’t think it’s because you were “whiny” (which you were not) – it is because you added some seriously cool stuff! I knew I would regret not nabbing ChG Rodeo Queen!

  9. 11 April, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    Wow, beautiful shade <3 I'm in love!
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