NARS Algonquin Nail Polish for Holiday 2014

December 8, 2014

Just as I’m missing a good purple polish for this holiday 2014, NARS turned out something quite beautiful and unexpected.

NARS Algonquin Nail Polish

NARS Algonquin Nail Polish is part of the Laced With Edge Holiday 2014 Collection.  It is a cool silvery lilac with multi-hued shimmers.  I see pink, purple, blue, green……  As a result of the silvery sheen to the polish, Algonquin has a dual-chrome cast to it and is very difficult to photograph accurately.

NARS Algonquin Nail Polish swatch

Although stunning in the bottle, Algonquin is not an easy one to love.  The formula is thick and goopy, and yet it applied with a translucency that takes up to 3 coats to be opaque (sometimes I almost felt like it could do with 4!).  At the same time, this did not dry as quickly as I liked, and for all the work, it did not last at all.  I applied my polish at night (which is the only time I have to do such stuff), and by the next morning at the first decent light to take a shot, it has already worn off at the edges.  And by the end of the 2nd day, it has chipped in so many places I needed to take it all off.

A little disappointing for an otherwise stunning, complex shade.  But perhaps Algonquin would last longer on someone who is much gentler on her nails?

xo Linda

6 responses to “NARS Algonquin Nail Polish for Holiday 2014”

  1. Noodles says:

    It certainly is a beautiful shade! Sad to hear the formula is such a let down, surprising as I think Nars have been doing well in the polish department recently.

  2. Sunny says:

    Beautiful shade, but it sounds like the formula is a bummer! I say look into Rescue Beauty Lounge Pretty Gritty if you’re still looking for a good purple this season 🙂

    • silverkis says:

      i want to Sunny!! AFter you post on them! But i can’t get them here in Singapore…. 🙁

      • Hi Linda, RBL website ships worldwide, have you checked?

        I own almost no Nars nail polishes because at some point I have experienced that they are a hit or a miss. We don’t have a counter here so I wouldn’t like to take chances on that. Too bad this one was in the miss list.

        • silverkis says:

          Yes i saw, but for some reason i have no luck ordering nail polishes online. They never seem to come across the way I think they should against my skin tone. But i just might… very soon…

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