29 August, 2012

Borghese Rapido Fast Dry Nail Lacquer: Violetto

I've got a few more OPI Germany swatches ready to post but I thought up break it up with a random swatch from a brand I'm not really familiar with - Borghese.

I spotted bottles of Borghese Rapido polish on sale at the discount beauty stall in the concourse at Southern Cross station in Melbourne, which I pass every day on my way to and from work (dangerous)!  Violetto was the most interesting colour to try out and for 4 or 5 bucks why not?  This is a very cool toned silvery violet metallic polish which was a little finicky to apply.  After 2 coats I could still see some sheer patches so I applied 3, and on some nails 4(!), coats to get a fully opaque coverage.  Good news is it lived up to its Rapido name and dried quickly enough, so when I applied it before bed I didn't wake up to the dreaded sheet imprints!  Also, it wasn't horribly streaky as I'd feared it could have been.

I was a bit afraid that this shade would be unflattering but I think I carried it off.  It's an interesting shade of purple but I'm just about ready to start trying more spring appropriate colours as the sun starts to reappear...

Outdoors shade



Sun

Have you tried Borghese nail polish?

That's it for tonight.
Vita :)

12 comments:

  1. Southern Cross you say? hmmmm.... Might have to have a little wander down there on my lunch break and have a lookie. I haven't seen this brand elsewhere, so will be nice to have a little look-see :-D

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    1. Yes, Southern Cross at the Collins Street end. It's one of the little shops right near Hungry J's and WS Smith (newsagent). I try not to go in there too often!!

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  2. Very pretty, and it DOES look good on you!

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    1. Thanks Maria, it's an unusual purple and I didn't know if it was going to work!

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  3. Of course you carried it off :) It looks beautiful on you!

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    1. Neither have I! I'm going to have to Google it and see where it comes from!!

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  5. You actually carried it off REALLY well! :)

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    1. Thanks, I liked this shade much more than I thought I would. :))

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  6. Pale purples don't attract me but they can be very pretty when worn! Looks lovely on you.

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    1. Exactly! I was really dubious about it until I wore it!!

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