I first discovered these black holes of time and money on a trip to Tokyo. They offer cheap and chic... well, everything - slippers, lunch boxes, umbrellas, costumes, and most relevantly, cosmetics - at a flat rate. Unfortunately, I recently discovered that a late-night branch of Daiso had opened up next to a train station I frequent 3 nights a week. While the standard price of $2.80 is a far cry from the $1.25 that 100¥ works out to be, it's a low enough price that I sometimes catch myself buying stuff just for the lulz, which is not conducive to a student budget. Alas! But the nail polish selection is generally quite interesting, if a bit heavy on the fairy princess with shimmer and iridescence.
This is Winmax Delicia #12. It's a fine iridescent glitter dispersed in a black base, and the least frou-frou in the series. In the bottle it looks amazing, but it's disappointingly sheer, more of a topcoat than anything. The iridescence is amazing though, and layering over a black creme gives a good approximation of how it looks in the bottle, kind of hard to see the shimmer unless you enlarge it:
I'm a little in love with the iridescence, and I'd buy more if the other Delicias weren't shimmery and pastel, and positively sweet Lolita.
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