Rumoured to be the cornflower polish seen in Rihanna’s “What’s My Name” music video, the moment I saw this I knew I HAD to have it. So eBay produced the goods 😀
Lapis of Luxury is part of the Resort Collection, released last summer, and all four polishes are still available on eBay. I (well, my Mum) paid £9 for this, all 15ml, with free postage, and she gave it to me for Christmas!
I am still consumed by a whirlwind love affair with this colour. I honestly haven’t seen anything quite like it. It has that perfect slightly-sheer finish, while the colour is still rich and eye-catching. It’s a blue with just a hint of lilac, not enough to really call it real ‘cornflower’ but in my eyes, prettier.
I only have two problems. The first is the dry time. After applying 2 coats overnight and a third the next day, 12hrs after my third application I went to sleep, thinking it was fully dry, and woke up with the most horrendous sheet marks! I mean really… as a ‘high end’ polish, you would think it’d be dry after 12hrs… My second issue is finding clothes to wear with it! I have now settled for a tasteful clash with this polish. I really don’t have anything that goes with this so I just hope that what I wear looks okay with it! Haha. I love the colour too much to not wear it.
I am now mourning the loss of what must be about 3ml, after just 3 wears. 1ml a wear?! Aargh. I think this I will save for long-term wears, i.e. more than 2 days, as the wear is quite good.
The gains outweigh the losses!
From the collection, I am desperate to get my hands on Turquoise & Caicos, but even more desperate to find a dupe that will hopefully be cheaper and faster-drying!
Hope you like the colour as much as I do 😀
Disclaimer: Everything mentioned in this blog post was either bought by myself with my own money, or given to me as a gift from friends/relatives. All opinions expressed here are my own.