Way back when (and I do mean way back), there was a certain issue of a Archie comic book that came out that that has stuck with me all my life. In this issue, a large ice cream chain came to Riverdale, jeapordizing Pop Tate’s shop. Pop Tate came up with the brilliant idea to come out with one special ice cream flavor a week to attract back his customers. He used Jughead to taste test the flavors and and when his rating of a particular flavor sent off the flavor alarms, that was the flavor chosen for the week. All was going well until Jughead taste tested the ice cream that which was the flavor of his absolutely favorite food in the world: hamburgers.
Now, I’m sure you are wondering what the hell this has to do with polish. Nars reminds me of Pop Tate’s once a week ice cream flavors, minus the hamburger one. Nars doesn’t have an extensive line of colors and they don’t release them once a week, but it seems that the ones they do come out with have something special about them.
Platoon is an older color that’s pretty hard to get your hands on. It’s a beautiful spring green, despite it’s military title. (Am I the only one that’s noticed that Nars uses alot of military terms in naming their polishes?) This, like all the other colors here, is three coats. Orgasm is probably the best known polish in the Nars line, having won several awards. However, I think you’d find most hard core polish buffs would argue that Zulu, a dark green jelly polish, is the most famous and sought after color. Regardless, Orgasm is a not quite sheer peach with strong gold shimmer.
Adelita is a sheer that would have probably looked excellent over a darker color, but I think it’s strong enough to wear solo. It has great peach and gold flashes. Blue Lagoon is an older color that was recently re-released. I didn’t waste any time picking it up. It’s a great light blue with blue flash. It’s slightly sheer, but 3 coats minimizes the Visible Nail Line (VNL).
Ziggy is a color that I came across by happenstance, never having heard or seen it before. It’s not only a very cheerful color, it has minimal streaking, something that is very prevelant with yellows. It’s also one of the few yellow shades that looks good on me. Bohemia is a light peachy-pink duochrome that turns gold at the right angle.