Saturday, August 06, 2011

NOTD - Oh Gosh is that Barry M?

Poor pinky, still traumatised from trolleygate last week

NOTD today is a demonstration of why you should never write off a polish because the colour doesn't immediately wow you. 

Upon realising the blogosphere was losing it's shizz over Barry M's Dusky Mauve, I did the only sane thing and picked it up. It is exactly what it says on the bottle. Dusky Mauve. Some claiming it a dupe for Chanel's Paradoxical. Which, in fairness it is very close to. 

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Yes it's beautiful but just not for me. When low and behold the genius that is Cornflakegirl suggested a Gosh Rainbow topcoat. Gosh's Rainbow is a discontinued lacquer with duochrome flecks in a transparent polish that look like, well, a rainbow.  'Hmm, we'll see' said I, sceptical. But I tried it and guess what? I loves it!

Back from the brink
I'm too sexy for this mo mo

Loving it so much was I that I gave the piggies a go too: 
Orange knuckles. Not just for fingers. 
The gickberry just wouldn't play ball when trying to capture this colour but trust me, it rocks. Yes I am also aware that I have (next to) no pinky nail, I could have been a foot model if it wasn't for that belligerent swine.

I reckon this Rainbow could save many a colour that would otherwise gather dust. 

Have you tried it? Are you a fan of topcoats that morph your polish? 


cornflakegirl said...

I'm so glad you like it, I still think it's amazing and it's probably my favourite polish combination.

Thanks for the mention btw.

blondie said...

Love this. Love seeing the different effects Rainbow has on various colours.Sometimes I think it will belovely over a shade & it's ick, sometimes vice versa.I have a couple of the CND Effects polishes which are designed to change the look of the polishes you use them over, they're lovely.

Nic, Strawberry Blonde said...

Pretty pretty! Must try one of those topcoats!
Nic xx

Dee said...

Omg...pretty! I love Rainbow must dig it out! D x

Unknown said...

Brill idea I don't have gosh rainbow .. Why do they discontinue these things

Sue Jordan said...

Crazy to discontinue Mags, you're right.

If I see it about though will pick you one up.

It happens :)

@blondie I've never tried CND! *googles*

Unknown said...

Such a stunning combo! Raging I don't have Gosh Rainbow cos I have Dusky Mauve - I like it on its own but this is just beautiful!

mammyskitchen said...

Ooh me likey!!