Monday, September 23, 2013

Manicure Monday: Urban Decay Addiction


As a follow-up to last week's Mani Monday, I wanted to test out the second polish from Urban Decay's Fall release: Addiction. This khaki-green shimmer blast looked like it would be another nice neutral for autumn outfits. Honestly after feeling a bit ho-hum about Vice (the polish, not the amazing palette) I didn't have grand expectations for this one to be as complex on the nail as it is in the bottle. Did this shade impress or did history repeat itself? Find out below!


I'm so happy to report that Addiction indeed was a beautiful polish all-around and very much trumps its sister Vice. The shimmer in this one is just as vibrant as in the bottle and looks like it is loaded with both silver and pale gold glass flecks which warm up the olive green base. This particular green isn't what I'd normally gravitate toward but it ended up being sparkly yet neutral enough to look classy since it doesn't pull too much attention. It should meld perfectly with this season's military trend.


Here I used a base of OPI Nail Envy, 2 coats of Addiction, and topped it off with Seche Vite. I found this polish to be quite smooth and easy to apply and it also had pretty good lasting power as well.


Check out the beautiful skull cap with flower eye sockets. Really a nice, artistic detail. If interested, you can pick this up for $15 at Sephora, Macy's, and beauty.com.

Readers, will you be trying any Fall-release nail polishes? Have you tried military-colored nails? Let me know in the comments!

Disclaimer: This post contains product provided by the company's PR for consideration. For more information please see my review policy. 




26 comments:

  1. Totally pretty!♥♥

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  2. Soooo gorgeous! This kinda reminds me of Topshop metallic nail varnish!

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  3. So beautiful and a color that is right up my alley! Thanks for the review!

    Kristina | Beauty With Compassion

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  4. I picked up this shade right when it came out but have been hesitant to use it - not anymore! That bad boy is getting used this week :)

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  5. That is seriously such a rad (fall) color! I am such a packaging girl; anything with cute or awesome packaging just makes me want to buy it. I really love Urban Decay products but have not tried any of their polishes! I might have to just to order a few colors. I have a similar color on my nails right now - it is a Sephora by OPI metallic-military-ish color I got in one of those kits that they used to sell.

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  7. It's so vibrant! I gravitate to anything with glitter!

    LIVE.IN.LOVE

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  8. I love this color! Although, I love everything about urban decays line so I am a little bias haha. I picked up to OPI polishes the other day that are gorgeous, they are significant other color and up front and personal. You should give them a try :)

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  9. I thought that was a silver polish! I love the packaging for that polish!

    the { cassiepaige }

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  10. Jenn is this a dupe for sephora by opi is she for reel?

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  11. Jenn is this a dupe for sephora by opi is she for reel?

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    1. I don't own that polish myself, but judging by photos, Is She For Reel? is much more of a silver-based color while Addiction is truly an olive green. Both pretty shades!

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  12. How do you select the nail polish color? Do you have any tips to select the colors? Every color looks great on your figers

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    1. I like to experiment with all different colors, but I choose based on my mood and what colors are inspiring me at the moment. For the most part, just go with your gut of colors that you like, but note that warm colors look great on warmer (yellow-undertone) skintones and cool colors look great on those with pinker undertones. Hope that helps!

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    2. Thank you! I will try your suggestions!

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    3. Thank you for your suggestions! I will try it!

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  13. Ohhh I really like this! It totally looks like the expensive nail polish it is! So pretty and chic! I might be trying out these fall release nail polishes, and I haven't, tried the military trend out yet on my nails. BUt looking forward to it! YAH!

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  14. This color looks so cool! It reminds me to attend a night party.
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  15. I totally love the color!

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  16. Hi Jen, i know this is not about this post, but would you be able to let me know if you have tutorial for the photo of your twitter link above (the shhhh one ;) )? thank you xx

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    1. It's the same makeup as in my IU tutorial, I just changed my top. :)

      http://www.frmheadtotoe.com/2011/04/iu-real-good-day-makeup-tutorial.html

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