NARS Pierre Hardy Duo – Ethno Run

self purchased



Woo hoo Friday! Oh, wait…I work tomorrow. Womp womp! I’m hoping that at least it won’t be too busy tomorrow, but knowing my luck, I’ll probably be slammed with work. If that’s the case, at least the day will go by a lot faster. I’ve been so incredibly tired lately, and I have no idea why. I’ve been trying to go to sleep a lot earlier, but I don’t always succeed because I start working on blog posts or reading other blogs and before I know it, it’s 10:00 pm and I’m fucked.Β  It really sucks having to wake up at 3:30 every morning, but I think I’m finally barely starting to get used to it after 4 months. It’s funny what your body and mind can start to get used to after months of torture.

Anyway, today I have the NARS Pierre Hardy Duo – Ethno Run which consists of an orange polish and a navy blue polish. When I was trying to decide what duo to purchase, this is the one that Daniel picked for me when we were celebrating “his birthday.”Β  Let’s look at my new NARS babies.








This orange shade is called Ethno Run Left. It is a very pigmented color, but it applied a little streaky at first. I recommend making sure that the first coat is dry before you apply the second coat because you can cause some polish dragging. This is a nice orange polish but not as saturated as some of my other favorite orange polishes since this is a yellow-leaning orange. It dries very shiny and glossy–so pretty!








Ethno Run Right is the other shade in this duo. Damn it’s dark and sultry! I did not notice that my application was a little uneven until I downloaded the pictures–you can see some lighter areas where the color of the polish really shines through. It’s such a glossy beauty that I can imagine this looking amazing in the Fall. I applied two thin coats here, but I think 2 thick coats would have been better. Sorry about the weird changing skin tone: every time I photograph a super dark polish, my camera makes my skin look a lot lighter than it actually is and I try not to mess with color correction so I leave it as is.


So what do you think about this pretty duo? I picked mine up at Sephora where they retail for $29 which is kind of a steal when you realize that each NARS polish will set you back $19 so you’re actually SAVING money. See how well I delude myself? Anyway, I hope you have a great weekend–have fun and be safe. Talk to you soon!

24 thoughts on “NARS Pierre Hardy Duo – Ethno Run

  1. 24 May, 2013 at 6:21 pm

    omg these are fucking gorgeous. I really really dislike it when orange and blue are paired together, but these are so insanely pretty. At first I really wanted the orange, then I scrolled down and I love me some vampy shades and now I’m really drooling over Ethno Run Right. Hmmm…I wonder if they sell these separately or if they’re only available in duos. Do you know if its limited edition? …. look at what you just did to me, I hate your enabling πŸ˜›
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    1. 25 May, 2013 at 10:46 pm

      As far as I know, they are limited edition and they are not sold separately. Since this is the duo that Daniel picked out for me, I’ll call it my favorite but I’m itching to get at least another duo. I do have my 10% VIB renewal discount and I’m waiting for ebates to do 8% cash back for Sephora so I’ll get them at 18% off….I may splurge, but I also try to get the best deals possible all the time.

      1. 26 May, 2013 at 7:20 pm

        I got kicked out of the VIB club for the first time since I haven’t been spending enough at Sephora. πŸ™ bastards.
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        1. 27 May, 2013 at 4:25 pm

          Ahh…poop. That sucks. I re-qualified in April for the year. Should I be proud or horrified?

  2. 24 May, 2013 at 6:49 pm

    Great duo! Both colors are pretty and I love anything with a creme finish too πŸ™‚
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    1. 25 May, 2013 at 10:36 pm

      Great minds think alike! πŸ˜‰

  3. 25 May, 2013 at 2:03 am

    That blue jelly is to die for! Like shut-the-front-door to die for!! I need it in my life ASAP hahaha
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    1. 25 May, 2013 at 10:33 pm

      lol…I love that description. It really is beautiful.

  4. 25 May, 2013 at 2:30 am

    omg the colours are amazing!

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    1. 25 May, 2013 at 10:33 pm

      Yes, they are! I think they look great together too.

  5. 25 May, 2013 at 4:23 am

    This is so gorgeous!

    1. 25 May, 2013 at 10:33 pm

      Thank you! They really are a great pairing.

  6. Nicole
    26 May, 2013 at 3:11 am

    I really love that orange and would actually like to see some nails art w the two combined! Do you take requests. I have one. Wanna hear it. It’s kinda different. Well do you? Let me wait five days and then I’ll tell you what it is. I hear you’re into that. But first I’ll ask everyone else, too. Anyway- nice Happy Bday Daniel to Cynthia present!! Oh and since it’s almost 3:30 (well only 3:10 but whatever-) Good Morning!!! Although isn’t Sunday the other day you have off?? Oh well, if so just read this the next day.

    1. 27 May, 2013 at 7:58 pm

      LOL…Omg I was dying over here reading that comment. It’s like you really are her. hahahahahahaha I’m going to have to try to do some nail art combining both of them because they are just meant to go together. And yes, don’t you just love how everything just ends up being about ME?

      1. 5 June, 2013 at 1:34 am

        It’s all about you! That’s the perks of guy friends, if you ask me πŸ˜‰
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        1. 5 June, 2013 at 6:22 pm

          Yep–all about ME! lol

  7. 27 May, 2013 at 7:49 pm

    Gah, I wish I liked orange. I hate orange polishes. Haha. Your swatches are awesome (as always) but orange gives me hives (or something). But that blue? I’m totally dying over here! πŸ™‚
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    1. 27 May, 2013 at 7:54 pm

      That’s funny! Why don’t you like orange? I am seriously obsessed with super hot orange polish…this one I like but it’s not as bright and deep as I normally like. The blue…yeah….ahhh….so pretty. I am fighting myself super hard not to order a few other duos. I’m trying really hard to be good.

      1. 27 May, 2013 at 8:01 pm

        I’m not sure, it’s just one of those things, I suppose. I think I have maybe 2 orange polishes out of almost 400? LOL. And is it bad that I’m buying a ton of polishes before June because in June I’m going on a no-buy? πŸ˜›
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        1. 27 May, 2013 at 8:03 pm

          LOL!!!! Good luck with that although maybe all your binge purchasing now makes up for the polish you might have purchased in June? I actually tried going on no-buys a couple of times but I always caved. I just can’t do it. I mean, if I have to as in “it’s either polish or rent” I will stop, but if it’s “polish or food” I might go hungry for a little bit. HAHA!

  8. Lesley
    28 May, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    UGH…that navy blue jelly is just ridiculously sexual.
    Nice picks, Daniel! πŸ˜‰

    1. 29 May, 2013 at 11:19 am

      Yes, he chose well. πŸ™‚

  9. 1 June, 2013 at 8:40 am

    ok i don’t know if i like this orange or not… i’m leaning to not right now… i duno just doesn’t work for me.
    HOWEVER, the blue! YES MAMA YES!! I like it on you, i like the colour and I’ll toot my own horn and say this would look nice on me πŸ˜›
    also i don’t care that it’s uneven in places, i still love it. I’m too lazy to put in caps where they’re supposed to be, forgive me πŸ˜‰
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    1. 1 June, 2013 at 8:41 am

      no wait I do like the orange… just not as much as the blue.

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