Tom Ford Black Sugar




If you’re reading this, it appears that you have survived the gluttonfest known as Thanksgiving. I had a pretty uneventful day with the fam which involved eating, talking, eating, playing with my nephew, eating, watching movies and finally eating some more. Did I mention we ate a lot? Since I haven’t been playing with nail polish much lately, I was super excited to finally get to try out and share Tom Ford Black Sugar with you. Let’s take a look, shall we?

Tom Ford Black Sugar 1Tom Ford Black Sugar 2Tom Ford Black Sugar 3Tom Ford Black Sugar 4What can I say about Tom Ford Black Sugar? It looks creamy and glossy like melted milk chocolate…and that’s all the nice things I have to say about it. I feel thoroughly deceived by this polish. Do you remember how much I pined for it? I went to the mall about 4 separate times just to look for this polish and came home empty-handed every time. I think that this made me want it even more. This whole thing reminds me of James. James was this cute guy in my American Literature class who had this quiet and mysterious allure. Maybe it was the way he wore his Chuck Taylors or the way he looked at me when I presented my paper comparing the heroines of Jean Anouilh’s Antigone and Kate Chopin’s The Awakening…I was intrigued by his perceived intelligence and his nerdy aloofness. I admired him from afar until we ran into each other at the student union and we had lunch together. Let me tell you that after spending an hour with him, I wanted to swallow poison just to get away from him.Β  He wasn’t interesting at all…in fact he was dull and disappointing. Anyway, this is how I feel about about Black Sugar: thoroughly disappointed and bamboozled.The formula is…not good. It appeared thick, but it was very streaky and would not apply smoothly. I decided to use thin coats and build it up but after 3 coats, I still didn’t think it looked good. I applied a 4th and that seemed to smooth it out enough and give me full coverage. The beautiful shimmer that you see in the bottle completely disappears on the nail and can only be seen at certain angles…in the sunlight. I haven’t had such a disappointing polish experience in a long time, so let me take a moment to swallow down this thirty-two dollar bitter pill.

Besides the polish disappointment, I have had a pretty awesome week. I’ll have 4 days off this week so I’m enjoying being absolutely lazy. It feels delicious. I had a really great time with my family yesterday and thoroughly enjoyed spending time with our little peanut. He is getting so big!

bbIsn’t he just the cutest little thing ever?? I know it looks posed, but he totally did this on his own. I am grateful for so many things in my life…even the ones that aren’t “perfect.” I hope that you all had a great Thanksgiving and that you enjoy the rest of your weekend.


19 thoughts on “Tom Ford Black Sugar

  1. Dominique
    29 November, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    Not impressed by Tom this time around. However, your nephew is adorable. πŸ™‚

    1. 1 December, 2013 at 6:54 am

      I know! It was such a letdown..and thank you about my nephew. πŸ™‚

  2. 29 November, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    SO disapponting re; those gorgeous disappearing shimmers πŸ™

    1. 1 December, 2013 at 6:55 am

      Why, Tom Ford?? Whyyyy??? I knew the shimmer was going to be hidden, but not this much.

  3. 29 November, 2013 at 5:29 pm

    Happy thanksgiving to you! I saw this come up in my inbox and was all “OMG! Cynthia got Black Sugar, so epic!” I was so sad to read you didn’t like it at all. Can you take it back? Did you grb it at Sephora? Their return policy is awesome.

    Also, that kid = the most cutest kid ever. I want to kiss his little nose and pinch his little cheeks. Gah!
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  4. Jennifer
    29 November, 2013 at 5:34 pm

    I ordered it, i know what I am getting into and that’s just how it goes. Might need to franken it and add extra shimmers

  5. Shoppingshon
    29 November, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    I love the color, however, I know it’d look horrible with my skin complexion. Anyways, “peanut” is so sweet!!! He looks like a little man!!! Kiss him for us cyber friends!

  6. kayce.
    29 November, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    i think it’s gorgeous as-is (or as-pictured, anyway)! i will totally buy it off you lmao.

  7. Kammi
    29 November, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    I fell in love with it when you posted a picture of the bottle, it was that shimmer in that base. I am glad you posted saying the shimmer doesn’t translate to the nail, it saved me heartache of finding out myself.

  8. Lorraine
    29 November, 2013 at 10:32 pm

    Bummer! Sorry you were so let down by this polish after all that. I KWYM about the shimmer. I enjoyed this polish a lot but then again I enjoy super hidden shimmer. I call it “personal Shimmer”. It does look fantastic in your swatch photos, though. Very flattering on you. If you are looking for a similar effect with more apparent shimmer, try SOPI Metro Too Chic. Still available on ebay for pretty reasonable prices. Maybe you can return the Tom Ford? I’d try if you bought at full price – most high end dept stores will take them back without a hassle. I hope you are able to get something you love instead.

  9. 29 November, 2013 at 11:27 pm

    $32?! Geez, and to think, I have a polish practically identical in color (it doesn’t have the shimmer, but obviously that doesn’t really matter) from NYC that was only $1.99… sorry for your loss (of money).

  10. 30 November, 2013 at 7:35 am

    Oh man, this is so disappointing! As I was scrolling past each picture, I’m screaming at myself: ” But where is the shimmer?!” Sorry you had such a disappointing experience, but thank you for the pic of the cutie patootie to cheer me up!! πŸ˜€
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  11. 30 November, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    Lovely colour but 5 thumbs down for no shimmer, bad formula and 4 coats! WTH!

    1. 1 December, 2013 at 4:15 pm

      I want to love it so much, but it was such a let down. Still, I am glad I got it because you know how much I talked about it.

  12. 1 December, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    At first I thought that the polish was stunning, then I read the story about James πŸ˜€ and the polish PITA formula.
    Your nephew is so cute πŸ™‚
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    1. 1 December, 2013 at 4:14 pm

      It was such a disappointment, yet I would still buy it again. Even though it’s a pain to deal with, it’s still pretty. I don’t make any sense–I guess that’s why I am a true and crazy addict. I love my little peanut so thank you for saying he’s cute. πŸ˜€

  13. 1 December, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    After all I heard about Tom Ford Black Sugar for what seemed like weeks all I can do is shake my head…. lol
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    1. 1 December, 2013 at 4:11 pm

      Shut up, betch. Don’t make me feel even worse about this polish fail. lol I was kind of expecting it because that always happens when I build up a polish like this. Second TF polish…second fail. You’d think that would deter me from wanting more, right?

  14. AuttyW
    9 December, 2013 at 8:17 pm

    Wow! I’m really bummed out about this polish! πŸ™ I so wanted to get this, but now I’m not so sure πŸ™ Your nephew it SO cute though! It totally makes the lack of shimmer much better!

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