Paul and Joe Nail Polish in 03 Lampshade – NOTD

Posted by Lipglossiping On August - 6 - 2010

I will continue to coo over how pretty these bottles are… Paul & Joe just ‘get it’ don’t they?

I picked up this P&J polish a few weeks ago from the clearance section somewhere in central London, I’ve forgotten which store.  This is by no means indicative of how much I spent or how many stores I visited.  No it isn’t.

Lampshade is an opalescent warm nude that gave me a few problems.  It needed 4 coats for full opacity.  This, I can handle so long as it’s a fast drier.  Lapshade is not a fast drier.

Can you see how it’s kinda lumpy on a my ring finger?  That happened 5 hours after I’d finished painting (and seche viteing!).  I slid my hand under my thigh whilst watching TV and the nail got pressed into the sofa and emerged 20 seconds later looking like someone had taken a blow torch to it.  I wasn’t amused.  Especially not after 4 coats.

Otherwise, it’s a pretty polish… very girly, very feminine and soft.

Paul & Joe nail polishes retail for around £9 each.


5 Responses to “Paul and Joe Nail Polish in 03 Lampshade – NOTD”

  1. Naty says:

    aw, it’s a shame about the problems, it’s a gorgeous shade!

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  2. Reeree says:

    What a pretty bottle and shade!

    Too bad about how slow it dries. I hate when that happens.

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  3. Katie says:

    Its really stunning, as is the bottle, shame about the drying time though, you’d think they’d have invented an ingredient to dry nail polishes in super fast time by now, huh! X

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  4. liloo says:

    Not mad about the shade once applied, preferring the tangerine shade you have, but i agree, paul and joe nailed the presentation once again. hands down, the prettiest package of all the beauty products out there. i didnt even know of paul and joe before your blog xx

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  5. redtiger21 says:

    Very pretty bottle, but i’m not overawed with the shade, although Lampshade is a good name for it!

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

Leave a Reply

RANDOM

Estee Lauder NEW Invisible Fluid Makeup Foundation Review

I’ve been a little bit too obsessed with tracking down and swatching recent Western brand’s attempts at B.B. Creams (still not great) resulting in having …

The Mavala That's My Colour Set

You may remember earlier this year when Mavala launched the That’s My Colour campaign, inviting members of the general public (that’s you and me!) to …

The Lipstick League – week of 31.12.12

Question of the Week – What’s your least expensive yet most effective beauty tip/product? Answer – Ooooh, good question!  My favourite eyebrow brush (that I …

I would Benefit from some questions please!

ho ho ho…. or not. I have been given the green light to ask a bonafide (and rather lovely) Benefit counter manager some questions about …

Fudge Head Polish - Review

I have had the same hairstyle for the last 10 years – well, not really a hairstyle, it’s just down to the middle of my …

Blogging at Carmine

My first article for Carmine went live this week!  In it, take the opportunity to talk about some of the makeup crimes most of us …

Get uplifted with Douvall's All-in-one Argan Oil Cleanser

I wouldn’t go so far as to call myself a cleansing oil connoisseur, but I’ve been a fan of them for a little while now …

Advent Giveaway – Day 8

Collection 2000 Eyeshadow (woo!) BarryM Lip Gloss Leave a comment to enter. Giveaway closes at 23:59GMT on 8th December.  Comments made after this time will …

Red Lips Day 3: MAC Russian Red

Day 3 brings a classic – MAC Russian Red. It’s the truest red of the lot so far… and the most matte.  I chose to …

Leighton Denny – Embellish Me NOTD

Leighton Denny’s Embellish Me is a dark, inky purple that’s perfect for Autumn/Winter.  A smooth creme, it’s not the most exciting or original shade out …

POPULAR

CLOSED: Competition Time: Givenchy Very Irresistible L'eau en Rose Perfume!

Want to really spoil Mum this Mother’s Day?  Or perhaps you just want to spoil yourself?  It’s ok… I won’t judge… there are plenty of …

CLOSED - Win it! The Body Shop Expert Brush Collection

I don’t know about you, but I woke up this morning with a distinct “Hello Monday morning, I’ve been expecting you…” kinda feeling.  Maybe it’s …

Win a gorgeous "glow" trio with prizes from Urban Decay, New CID, & Arbonne!

COMPETITION NOW CLOSED! WINNER IS: “IZABELLA” (COMMENT #96045) – WINNER HAS BEEN EMAILED!   It’s still January, the MET office have just issued yet another …

Hello? Is this thing on?

Phew, that was a little unexpected. For those of you who haven’t had the misfortune of reading my hand-wringing tweets and woe-ridden facebook updates, let …

Big savings on French Pharmacy brands, win my Escentual.com top picks!

I’m of the firm opinion that for the money, French pharmacy brands offer some of the best solutions for diffcult skin-types. Escentual.com have long been …

Win it! 3 EcoTools Bamboo Bronzer Brushes to win!

I’ve written about these before, you know I love them, I want you to love them too! So why not have a go at winning …

FOTD Busting out of the comfort zone!

You may recall my bitter moans last week about how when presented with a rare opportunity to spend an indecent amount of time playing with …

Dear Obesity...

We have been together for over 20 years, our lives so entwined that I’ve never been sure how to live without you.  I would like …

Urban Decay The Black Palette - Photos & Swatches

The soon-to-be-released Black Palette from US eyeshadow maestro’s Urban Decay is an altogether darker affair than the recent Naked set… The Black Palette includes 6, …

Avoid the brush off with Oral-B Pro-Expert

There’s a new toothpaste in town. It’s lean, mean and err not very minty as it happens.  Featuring the revolutionary bacteria-busting ingredient Stabilised Stannous Flouride, …

  • Categories

  • Archives

  • Admin

  • Ads