Manicure Monday: Urban Decay Vice9:00 AM
Happy Manicure Monday everyone! Today I wanted to share a polish in preparation for Fall: Urban Decay nail color in Vice. If you know anything about Urban Decay's history you'll know that nail polish was one of the original core products to the line and UD has never shied away from bringing bold, edgy colors to the table. Because of this (and of course the very cool packaging) I was super excited to try out this first of two shades from their Fall collection.
Vice is a deep, shimmery amethyst that is blackened at the edges. It's dark enough that it's easy to pair with a variety of outfits but not so dark it doesn't clearly show as being purple. Here I used a base of OPI Nail Envy, 2 coats of Urban Decay Vice, and Seche Vite as a top coat.
Although this easily covered in 2 coats, the formula was not very "self-leveling" and it was a bit tricky to get a perfectly even coat. I even took the extra steps of wrapping the tips (applying polish to nail's free edge) and using top coat, but still I began to see tip wear within a day. The next time I wear this I will probably use 2 coats of my base to even out the ridges on my nails which show through with this polish.
As you can see, the polish in the bottle looks really stunning with the promise of some special duo-chrome action in reds, oranges, and lime green but disappointingly none of that showed up on the nails. This isn't necessarily uncommon to see, but I'd still have loved for that fire to show through after application.
In true Urban Decay fashion, the packaging is totally rockstar with a skull on top of the handle and brand name debossed on the side. All in all, a cool product but not necessarily unique as far as polishes go. If interested, you can pick this up for $15 at Sephora, Macy's, and beauty.com.
Readers, are you a fan of purple polish? What Fall colors are you looking forward to wearing on your nails? Let me know in the comments!
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