Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Trying pink: GOSH frou frou & giveaway winner






First things first: in the giveaway there were 122 entries, 116 of which were valid (couple of double posts and some after time). I punched that into random.org and this was what came out. Number 58 was meipinggg, who said:

'hmm, i think that i'd usually end up with coral nail polishes )': i have like 3 nearly identical ones? AND THEY DONT EVEN LOOK GOOD WITH MY SKIN COLOUR D:'

Congrats Mei, I've emailed you! Thank you to everyone who entered, I loved reading your comments.

My favourite was this one from Laurawire:

The number of indentikit brown leather handbags in my wardrobe is so far past the amusing point that I'm beginning to wonder how many I need to have to open a store. Or get sectioned. One of the two.

Laura, if you see this, drop me an email and I'll sort you out a runner up prize.

Abyway, continuing with GOSH, after my last attempt with one of their polishes, which was less than fruitful, I decided to try this one. This is very far out of my comfort zone - it's a shimmery metallic pink, which is about as un-me as it's possible to get - but I saw it in Superdrug and my instant reaction was 'Ooooooooh, shiny!'.

Look at the shiny! Just look at it!

This applies like most of the slightly flaky metallics I own, and the finish is much the same as, say, China Glaze's holiday metallics. The first coat is a total hot mess of patchy glitter, and a second coat evens it out. I stopped at two coats, although there is very slight VNL in bright sunlight, so I can imagine some might want to do three. The brush is pretty average, but drying time is fast. I left it five minutes between coats, and it was dry. This lasted five days before I got bored and took it off, and the chips were really minor (and not noticable because the colour's such a good match on me). Into the lazy pile it goes.

Sorry about the cat hair...

Overall, I really like this. Any suggestions for other pinks I should try?


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6 comments:

Lucy said...

That's a beauty and a real keeper. I love metallics. This looks like a foil. Sweet!

Kathryn said...

What's it called?

Olivia Frescura said...

very pretty polish! so sad I don't have gosh holographic though D: hahaha

Gina said...
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Gina said...

That color is making me drool! And on your beautiful nails it's even more gorgeous. I wish I could easily get Gosh in the States. I'd buy this one in a minute. I love metallics and foils the best of all the finishes. And a pink metallic? Sign me up, even if I know it won't look as stunning on my nails as it does on yours!

Oh, and never apologize for cat hair! Kitties have their way of working their presence into everywhere, and that's what's so great about them. No matter how I clean, there's always some evidence of my three babies around. And I like it that way.

ilexica said...

@Lucy - me too (although in all fairness it doesn't take much to get me thinking of food). I have another polish that I'll post in a couple of weeks which is really similar in colour but a chrome. Also yummy!

@Kathryn - frou frou, sorry, put it in the header and forgot to mention it in the post!

@Olivia - thanks :) me too, so sad they discontinued it.

@Gina - aww, thank you! :) I think this is a really versatile colour, would look lovely on short nails too. My furries are semi-longhairs and it's shedding season at the moment, so even with twice-weekly hoovering I'm still covered in fluff. My camera LCD is too small to see stuff like that, so it's only when I upload it that I realise the great, in-focus picture has cat hair in it. Story of my life!!

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