First things first: I call these nail polishes luxury nail polishes for two reasons. The first, and rather obvious, reason is the price. The second, more personal, reason is my attitude towards shopping for these polishes: I usually buy them on vacation, when I have time to look around and take one or two things home with me. In this case, the “Luxury” part is not applicable to the price of things, but due to the fact that I have time to do as I please. Time is a luxury.
Dolce & Gabbana Stromboli - my first and only Dolce & Gabbana nail polish is a big success. The formula is exemplary (this is 1 coat) and the color is exactly what I like. Golden shimmer, dark but noch black, murky, but such a depth. Without hesitation I’d suggest you all buy this.
Estee Lauder Beautiful Liar – a gift from my brother, who brought this back from a trip with the words, I wanted to get you something nice. You like pink, right? I do, and I like this polish, and wear it, but I wouldn’t know what to say to make it extraordinary; it’s this red-pink color that I like; it’s a creme, it applies nicely. 2 coats.
Estee Lauder Or Extravagant Night – shown here over Zoya Savita. Lovely but sheer dark murky purple polish that is full of tiny glitters. I absolutely love wearing this but I must admit that the picture is not half as pretty as the polish.
Givenchy Acoustic Purple – blue toned purple with intense shimmer and tiny golden glitter sparks. I love the idea of it but I won’t ever wear this again, so I decided to let this one live with my friend M. 1 coat.
Guerlain 00 – sheer white pink jelly, I assume a huge success with the average Austrian woman, who “wears” nail polish. At 1 or even 2 coats it doesn’t matter if you put it on or not. At 4 coats (shown here) I start liking it. It is, however, fabulous for jelly sandwiches.
YSL the brown polish from the 007 duo – here’s the thing. The green polish from this duo is one of my absolute favorite polishes in the world, and, due to it’s size, the only polish I own twice. However, this is the brown one, and I just don’t like brown. So sadly, the green one must live with me and the brown one is up for adoption.
Let me know your favorites! What constitutes a luxury nail polish for you?