Monday, July 30, 2012

NARS Storm Bird

Good morning!!  I'm pretty stoked today because I got to quash my first fall lemming.
I went into Sephora-in-Penney yesterday for some blush, and came out with Nars's new polish for fall, the devastatingly gorgeous Storm Bird.  On a whim, I asked the gal at the counter if they carried Nars nail polish apart from the Orgasm line (which apparently is being heavily promoted this summer... guess which blush I was after?).  She said not usually, because her store is so small, but they might have the new grey one in, just not put out on display yet, and would I like her to check.  Um, yeah!  If they had it, I wasn't leaving without it!  My heart was actually racing a little with excitement when she brought it out. 




Storm Bird is a dark grey creme with a perfect in two coats application and a ridiculously glossy finish (I always wear topcoat, as I am here, and the gloss factor is maybe slightly higher with topcoat).  The polish in the bottle has a swirly, nimbus clouds gathering look to it, which is very cool.  It also reminds me of the coziest grey chunky knit sweater, one you'd totally bundle up in with such a storm brewing overhead.  On the nail, it looks purple-grey, then blue-grey, then true grey, depending on the lighting.  It's an awesome color, one I'll be wearing a lot this fall.  The formula is lovely-- we're talking minimal cleanup on my dominant hand.  I had a few air bubbles, but that's probably more user error than anything. 
Storm Bird retails for $18 and is available on the Nars website and at Sephora.



16 comments:

  1. Ooooh this is so pretty! I love all shades of gray and this one is no exception. Looks like I've got a new polish to add to my wishlist!

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    1. I really like how dark this one is! Storm is a very appropriate name.

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  2. Oh wow, a splurge! I would love a Nars polish some day:) This is so pretty. Grey has to be my favorite color to wear. So did you get your blush? Did you get Orgasm? I've heard good things about that blush:) I love how you named your Sephora-in-Penney :)

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    1. I did get Orgasm and I'm going to attempt to do a post on it, lol. I can't take credit for Sephora-in-Penney; I've seen it called that on some perfume fora. And yes, I was totally not expecting to leave with a blush and a polish, but like I said, I wasn't leaving without it! It is a splurge, but it's worth it. Everything good I've heard about this brand is true, in regards to this polish, at least.

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  3. I can see why you'd be so excited! This is gorgeous! I don't usually wear a lot of grey because I think it makes my skintone look washed out, but it looks super lovely on you! :D

    ~ Yun

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    1. Thanks, Yun, I see myself wearing this a LOT this fall. It's my first grey creme-- I've got the grey OPI jelly, My Pointe Exactly, but that looks terrible on me. :p

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  4. I need someone to swatch this next to Deborah Lippmann Stormy Weather! It looks great on you and if it's not a dupe, I'm so getting it!

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    1. Polish Police has a post on it. She couldn't get her Stormy Weather open to swatch, but points out that they look significantly different in the bottle.

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  5. I need it! I had to franken a grey because I couldn't find a nice one but this one looks on point! I hope my sephora will have it

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    1. We seem to be the last to get anything in my neck of the woods, so if my tiny Sephora has it, I think there's a good chance yours will, too. ;)

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  6. I love your header! It's super cute. And that polish is pretty.

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    1. Thanks, C, I like them both, too! :) The polish did not last through an apple picking/peeling/slicing session, fyi. ;)

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  7. Very nice color and photos. I don't think I have 1 grayish polish in my stash, might have to change that!

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    1. Thanks, Krystle! It's my second grey. The minute I saw it swatched I knew it would be mine. lol. ;)

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