Monday, 15 November 2010

Monday Manicure: Nars Nail Polish in King Kong

Nars Nail Polish in King Kong - £13
For once the Monday Manicure is being posted on a Monday, miracles really do happen! Today I thought I would try out one of the Nars Vintage Collection polishes. Released back in early October, these shades were originally out in the late 1990s and have returned with the new Nars formula. They are Toluene, Formaldehyde and DBP free. The colours are named after some top Hollywood films and I chose King Kong. Is it wrong to admit that I remember looking at these polishes the first time round?

King Kong is described by Nars as 'copper brown infused with gold'. I am usually quite hard to convince about mid-brown shades as, how can I put this, they tend to remind me of dog shit (sorry, there was no delicate way to put that). However, I thought it was time I tried something new and I like copper so King Kong seemed a good way to go.
Nars Vintage Nail Collection - £13 each

2 coats of Nars King Kong applied + top
Never having used Nars polishes before, I am really surprised at how good they are. Better than both Chanel and OPI in my opinion, and they have been my favourites for a long time. The polish applied smoothly and was perfect with one coat, but I applied the usual two. The finish is like molten Galaxy chocolate, but with a very fine shimmer. It is more subtle than a lot of OPI shimmers.I'm only annoyed that I messed up this lovely finish by applying Seche Vite that seems to have gone off in the last few weeks. I had no problems with it at the beginning and I still have half a bottle left, but it is now quite lumpy and stiff, and is impossible to apply evenly.

I can't believe that I ignored Nars Nail Polish for so long, always got distracted by their eyeshadow duos, but I won't make that mistake again. Having been browsing on their website, they have a fantastic shade selection so maybe Father Christmas might bring me a few.

Nars Nail Polish in King Kong is limited edition and available from for £13.

Finally a quick reminder to everyone that my Tom Ford Private Blend Lipstick giveaway is now open. Just follow my blog and leave a comment on the giveaway post saying which are the top 2 shades you would like to win. It's that simple!

Tom Ford Private Blend Lipstick - £35


  1. I really like this colour. Looks fab on your nails. x

  2. Hi Leanne,
    Thanks for commenting, the colour is definitely growing on me, although am tempted to start over again with it as the messy top coat is drving me insane! Jennifer X

  3. That's really unusual and pretty. Your nails are so long! What do you use as a treatment? x jeanie

  4. Hi Jeanie, I am quite lazy with my nails and hate cutting them, the main reason why they are so long! The only thing I always do is use two coats of OPI's Nail Envy as a base coat whenever I do my nails ( I don't follow the instructions and apply it every other day etc). I try and apply OPI Avoplex cuticle oil whenever I remember but this is quite infrequent. Slightly less impressed with Nars since it has chipped terribly after a bath yesterday, less than 24 hours chip free. Jennifer X