You know how when you're craving a certain food, when you finally eat it it's so satisfying? I feel that way about NARS Night Out. It's been a good long while since I've worn a true blue on my nails and I was itching for the perfect bright cream blue that wasn't too navy or green. I've gotta say when this one came in the mail I was immediately smitten. Summertime sadness nails? Ohhh yes please!
NARS just recently reformulated their polishes and I can definitely tell. Upon first layer, I was rather unhappy with how goopy and uneven the polish applied. Not wanting to be wholly disappointed, I kept on and by the second coat I noticed how the polish was smoothing itself out. I could probably have stopped there but went ahead and did my usual 3 coats for absolute polish perfection. You guys, this polish looks like I got gel nails professionally done. WOW.
I used a base of OPI Nail Envy, 3 coats of NARS Night Out, and a topcoat of Seche Vite to give it that extra glossy look. One thing I did notice about this polish is that the color got darker as I wore it longer, going from this vibrant, nearly purplish blue to a more solid, blue m&m shade after the 4th day or so. I'll have to keep this in mind and see if the color change is a trend with future NARS polishes like it is with Essie polish.
Overall, I have to say that this was a huge unexpected love. I can tell this will be on my nails repeatedly this summer and I've already gotten a lot of compliments on this shade from people asking if they were "real" or not. Definitely real, and definitely can't take credit for them looking extra awesome. ;)
Readers, have you ever been pleasantly surprised by a polish you thought would apply badly but ended up nice? What is your favorite blue polish? Let me know in the comments!