Breakfast at Tiffany's, Anyone?

♫ Taylor Swift - Enchanted

If only...

It's not often that I blog about nail polish, or even done a NOTD post. The only other post I've done about nail polish is Polishing Up The Collection, where I finally decided to organize and re-arrange all my nail polish and nail art stuff because they were all over the place.

Which is actually kind of ironic, because as much as I love eyeliners and eyeshadows and other facial cosmetic stuff, my biggest obsession is with - you guessed it - nail polish!

Anyway, I just had to share this particular nail polish with you all because it's just so, so pretty - and it's not even pink! Coming from me, that is quite amazing, because you can be sure that most of my stash is made up of pinks and reds.

China Glaze "For Audrey"
This particular nail polish by China Glaze is named "For Audrey" in honour of Audrey Hepburn and her famous role in Breakfast at Tiffany's, hence the Tiffany blue colour. It's not a dead-on match to the famous Tiffany & Co. colour (because it's trademarked), but it's said to be the closest you can get, and you seriously have to see it on your nails to believe how pretty it is.

Seche Vite fast dry top coat and China Glaze "For Audrey"
China Glaze isn't available in Malaysia, so I had to order it from a nail polish spree. I've used her service a couple of times now, so I can tell you that she's a really good and reliable seller. The pre-orders do take a while to arrive though, so you gotta be patient. :)

Under direct sunlight

In the pictures above, I applied a base coat (The Face Shop), 2 coats of "For Audrey" and a coat of Seche Vite. The formula seemed okay when picked up using the brush, but it applied really thickly so I had to add some nail polish thinner to make it more manageable. As you can see, the colour varies from different angles and in different lights. On my nails, I see it tends to lean towards blue, but in pictures it shows up more green. The last picture has the greatest resemblance to the colour on the bottle.

It's quite a bright pastel shade, so it might not be to everybody's preference, although to be honest, how often do you get to have Tiffany-esque nails, right? :P It's no wonder this particular nail polish is such a cult favourite. Just search for it on Google Images, and you'll get a ton of results.

These two are my absolute favourites from the blogosphere:

Milan & Vanaily's blog
Dorolimited's flickr


Hilda Milda™ said...

So pretty! (: I think it's somewhat similar to turquoise colour, definitely a must for a nail polish colour.

Xue Ren said...

nice colour! love it! :)

Charmaine Pua said...

OMG it's beautiful! Love the color!

Ana Petrović said...

love this one! it's on my wishlist :)

little miss smexy said...

haha, I have this colour on my nails now :D PRETTIEEE <3

LauraLeia said...

Hilda: Yup, it's a pretty bright but pastel turquoise colour. (Okay, that desscription sucks, lol) I can't help but think of it as Tiffany blue for this particular nail polish though, because of the name.

Xue Ren: Thanks! I love it too. :D

Charmaine: Thank you~ ^^

Anibani: Hope you'll get it soon! It's still easily found if you live in the US or UK, i think. :)

peacemusicbabe: Yay! IKR it's just such a gorgeous colour~

Camy said...

nice colour! like it!

LauraLeia said...

Camy: Thanks! :D There are now a lot of similar minty/turquoise nail polishes out there if you like the colour. ^^