Saturday, March 20, 2010

Old swatch: Borghese Almondine


I generally avoid the Borghese displays at drugstores because I think they are overpriced for a drugstore polish. True, one of my favorite golds, Trevi Gold, is Borghese but still... $8? Eh. Not so much. But when I saw tons of pictures of Almondine surface, I broke down and spent that $8.

Borghese Almondine



I think this is such an interesting polish! It's an opaque nude creme with brown speckles and secret pink shimmer. (That sounds so weird.) The brown speckles in it makes me think of Haagen Dazs Vanilla Swiss Almond ice cream. With the pink shimmer, it really makes an otherwise boring color look quite nice. This was three coats and pretty easy to apply. I don't think I'm going to run out and buy more Borghese nail polish but I'm very glad I picked this one up.

Close-up of Almondine
See the pink shimmer? And the brown speckles? :)

I'm meeting Piff today! :D What do people think of pictures of Minx pedis? I know some people are super squeamish about feet.


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9 comments:

Caitlin said...

wow, this is a really unique shade! I've never seen anything quite like it with the shimmer and speckles! xo

daydream222 said...

I love this! It never surfaced where I live (or maybe it sold out before I could even find it). :(

Crystaliciousss said...

nice! i should try some borghese too, are they sold online somewhere????

Stephanie said...

Damn, I've been looking for that polish....I was hoping to find it at Ulta yesterday, but no such luck.

ANSTAH said...

so pretty! I love this color.

daydream222 said...

Oh and have fun today! Wish I could be there! Instead I'm stuck indoors reading about history and relations of power and silence with a huge migraine. UGH.

Nicole said...

I was just talking about this, I can't find it anywhere! I was hoping to find it in ULTA as they had a bunch of Borghese on clearance, no luck. Sad. Your swatches of it are lovely and only make me want it more!

SalvagedExpression said...

I almost got it for the speckles but the pink shimmer isn't really my thing. I'm thinknig of frankening something like it.

Arrianne said...

This is so gorgeous...I wish I could find it. I don't mind feet, I'd love to see your guys' Minx pedis.

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