The new $35 NARS Beautiful Stranger holiday nail polish set, the only nail set in the Guy Bourdin collection, comes with four nail polish minis packed with pigment.
Shameless Red, my favorite of the bunch, could have been called Shameless Coral, and I would have liked that because I have no quarrels with corals. I love coral, and this one feels very tropical to me. It reminds me of hibiscuses.
The purplish shade, Dance Dance Dance, despite its awesome name, is probably my least favorite one. I had to apply three coats because I saw some streakiness after two.
Oh, I’m not wearing a base or top coat with these…only because I didn’t want to take the time. I would for normal wear to eek out as much longevity as possible.
Shameless Red Nail Polish, a bright pink (two coats)
Lost Red Nail Polish, a bright red (two coats)
Dance Dance Dance Nail Polish, a bright purple (three coats)
As for the set overall, which is available now for $35, not bad. Not bad at all. The colors are bold and pigmented — definitely the kinds of colors you can spot on someone’s nails from across a room, and that’s pretty cool.
The set, which sells for $35, is available now.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,