I hate that I haven’t posted in such a long time, but I’ve been in a craptacular frame of mind so I’ve just been laying low. This month I turn 34–holy crap hello mid-30’s! While I am not a person who is afraid of growing older, I am a little jarred by the idea that one more year has gone by and I am still nowhere near where I wish I was at this age. I am working a dead-end job that I abhor, my health is horrid and I haven’t made many improvements in my personal life. I guess I can say that 2013 hasn’t been THAT bad to me as opposed to 2012 or 2011 which have been the most horrible years of my life so far. ANY improvement is already a small victory, right? Besides being annoyed with my life overall, I also can’t get my dang nails to grow. I nubbinized them a couple of weeks ago, and they are basically refusing to grow at all. Since I hate super short nails AND long nails (hey, I’m the Goldilocks of nails!), I haven’t been able to do any swatching. This really bites because now I am extremely behind with all my swatching but there’s no point crying over spilled acetone.
The polish I have for you today is from Michael Kors’ new beauty line. I’ve got to admit that I was super excited when I saw promo imagines because the packaging looked so luxe and decadent. When I got a chance to check everything out at Macy’s, my excitement fizzled.
I’ll be the first one to say that this promo image looks awesome. However, the bottle does not have a substantial feel to it and the cap feels like cheap plastic so it’s definitely not what I would expect from Michael Kors. Now let’s talk about the actual polish, but let me show you some swatches first.
Michael Kors Glam Nail Lacquer Envy was really the only color in the whole line that even slightly interested me…and by slightly interesting me, I mean that it didn’t make me want to fall asleep from boredom. I would have picked up more polishes if the color choice was more interesting. In all honesty, I think that when it comes to major polish fanatics like us, it is very hard to really impress us. I found that the formula was decent. I wouldn’t say it’s problematic, but I did think that it was a little thin which is not something I can really excuse at this price point. I had some slight bubbling issues but I can blame that on the heat and humidity and not necessarily on the polish. The hue is a typical staple color so it’s not anything that I could get too excited about. As far as cremes go, this is a nice one and I did like how shiny and glossy it looked even without topcoat.
I guess I’m not a fan of this polish. When I’m paying $18 for a .3oz bottle, I think I’m expecting something a little more interesting. Maybe if and when the color palette of this line is more interesting, I may be interested in purchasing more. Otherwise, I probably wouldn’t really recommend these polishes unless you’re strictly getting them for the luxury brand appeal. So what do you think? Would you or have you purchased any polishes from this line?
I hope to get back to a regular posting schedule next week so thanks so much for bearing with me. Thanks for stopping by today, and I will talk to you soon!