This is an absolutely fabulous nail polish that I hunted down like a rabid hyena. First, I saw a swatch of it on a blog and thought it was fantastic, because I love these kind of vampy colors but don’t actually own any. I went to the beauty store I always go to and checked when the polishes would be coming in. Yes, I totally stalked that beauty place!
Then, as the week of that date came about, I totally went there and reserved the color. Name on a list and everything. I waited so, so impatiently for them to call me. It seemed like forever, even though in reality it would only be 4 days.
So then, the weekend before the polish was coming toward me like a glorious token of love from the heavens, I saw it swatched on another blog and found out that I’d accidentally reserved the wrong polish because the names had accidentally been reversed. Yes, that’s right, I’d ordered German-icure instead of Oktoberfest. I was so scared I might not be able to get it! Also, a little annoyed.
It also happened to be the same day I finally got a call-back for the first job I’d interviewed for. Like, the first job that called me after 7 months of applications. It was an on-call replacement position at the University I’d attended where I would be working in the residential cafeterias (if and when they needed a replacement); I’d literally qualified for this job by graduating from High School. 12 years ago. Overqualified much? Anyway, I was desperate for employment. And then the woman who interviewed me called and said she wasn’t retaining my candidature because I lived too far away.
It was a bad, bad day. But then I went to Wallmart with my mother and ate a hamburger and bought a metallic nail polish, and felt a bit better.
Finally, I went to the beauty store hoping they had my nail polish even though I reserved the wrong one. And they DID! The lovely woman who manages the store had saved me both, because they were both dark colors. Score! There was a deal of 2-for-19$, but I didn’t have money for both so I just got my lemming. Ever since, I’ve been stroking the bottle and referring to it as ‘my precious.’ To be honest, I’m surprised it took me this long to try it out. I was going to wait for colder weather, but that didn’t happen.
Thus endeth the longest nail polish preface EVER.
Here it is in the sun:
Seriously though, my pictures are terrible: if you like this color, look it up on-line to see better ones.
The polish went on very smoothly at 2-coats, and was almost a one-coater for me! It’s a blackened base with the most amazing burgundy (purple/red) shimmer that gives it a lot of depth and shimmer. I’ve been wearing it since Monday and only have minor tip-wear. It is definitely going in my top-10 polishes of all time! I put it on sandwiched between Start-to-Finish OPI base and top coat, which I always use because it’s the only one I own. Ha!
Now, some more barely-adequate photos which do not capture the full glory of My Precious:
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