Were you inspired by the previous box featuring colors from the 1910 decade? Time to venture into the 20s – the days of glamorous flappers, art deco, and wild parties.
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The first color is Cocktails & Cigarettes inspired by 1920’s wild parties. It’s a sheer chameleon that can transform flat creme shades into something entirely different, but I prefer to wear it on its own. To get just the right amount of coverage I needed three thin coats – there is something fun and youthful about that pearly iridescent glow! Despite being so sheer, this polish went on very smooth, and didn’t even need a top coat.
The second color is called Style & Speed, and it was inspired by 1921, when riding fancy cars just became popular among the It-crowd, and also the year the famous Morgan Silver Dollar was printed. So yep, this pretty silver microglitter represents all the shiniest moments of that year. The formula goes a tad uneven with one coat, but the second coat evens everything out nicely. I set my mani with a thin layer of glossy top coat to get that mirror-like finish. While I wouldn’t wear it daily, I think this shade has a lot of potential, especially for nail art!
Last but not least we have Art & Deco that represents 1925. If there’s one thing I know about art deco it’s that bronzes and browns are everything. No, seriously, if you take a look at art deco interiors it’s going to be a whole lot of wood, brown leather, bronze, and copper things, so this true bronze metallic is very much appropriate for the occasion. It goes on sheer, so you will need at least 2-3 coats to build up opacity. Word of advice: as with any metallic nail polish, make sure your strokes are straight during the application to ensure streak-less finish.
THE VERDICT: I’m madly in love with Cocktails & Cigarettes and will probably rock it quite often this Spring. While the other two colors seemed less exciting, they definitely fit the spirit of the decade and I couldn’t think of any other color that could belong in this collection.
What about you, do you like wearing polishes that represent decades of the past? What’s your favorite color these days?
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