For Christmas, one of my friends bought everyone in our close group of girlfriends a bottle of wine as part of their gift. However, she knows that I don’t drink, so she bought me a champagne bottle…of nail polish! What a cute idea for her to get me “alcohol” just like everyone else, but that’s not really alcohol.
This is the Formula X Bottle Service set, which contains 5 minis from their permanent collection, as well as 5 minis of shades that were exclusive to this set. When I saw this at Sephora during the holidays, I eyed it a couple of times because I’ve always wanted to try the Formula X polishes, but I refrained because I couldn’t justify buying more polishes when I already have so many to get through. Well, now that I’ve been given them as a gift, I guess I have no choice but to use them! 😛 I like that these are minis, because I don’t think I’ve ever been able to finish a full sized polish before it dries out on me!
I thought about doing a post with all the shades at once, but I think I might share the shades as I use them instead.
This week I decided to use Thrilling, a medium cool toned grey-beige. I used to wear all kinds of crazy shades to work, but now I feel rather uncomfortable doing that in my new position, so I think I will have to wear neutral shades at least for the next while *sigh*
Anyways, the initial coat of Thrilling was streaky, which I find happens with a lot of neutral polishes (or maybe I’m just bad at applying nail polishes). I think two coats of this shade would suffice, but I used three to get to this opacity. As a top coat, I used my usual, which is the Sally Hansen Insta-Dri.
Does this shade make my hands look like corpse hands? I can’t really decide, but I like it regardless!