First, let me tell you that I came to know about this collection from the Polish Police herself, Pam. She's always updated with the latest polish collections. I admit that I instantly fell in love with the Nars Thakoon Collection the moment I read Pam's post on it. At the time, the set was going to be available on May 2012 here in the Philippines and I have planned to get the entire collection for my birthday. Yes, I turned a year older last 25th. :)
I find Nars rather expensive so I decided I'd collect slowly by buying a bottle a month. But I never got to do it because nanay (English: mother) bought 4 bottles for me as a birthday present. I was overwhelmed when nanay handed me the paper bag that contained those bottles.
Thanks, Nay for my Nars Thakoon nail lacquers. They are now sitting pretty on my polish rack. :)
Nanay gave me these shades:
4 out of 6 from the Nars Thakoon Collection
From left: Ratin Jot, Amchoor, Koliary, and Anardana
I didn't know what color to wear first so I decided to wear all 4 shades simultaneously. I needed an idea for the 5th color and using another brand was a no-no for me. I decided to create an accent nail that would showcase all the 4 colors that I had. I was juggling with a few nail design ideas when I decided to do water marbling. This is when I knew I'd be committing a polish sin because marbling can use up a lot of polish. But I figured the idea was forgivable since I'd only be doing 2 accent nails.
This was the result:
Nars Thakoon and Marbling by Simply Rins
Nars Rotin Jot is a light purple shade. Application was good and I reached full opacity with 2 coats.
I used 3 thin coats of Nars Amchoor for complete coverage. Application was streaky as most yellows that I have. Regardless, I love how it finishes to a golden yellow hue. Oh, this polish is quite pigmented. Applying 2 layers of base coat is helpful to avoid stains.
As for Nars Koliary, a cyan blue shade, 2 coats is enough for full opacity. Again, a highly pigmented polish. Be careful during application so as not to stain your cuticles and skin.
Finally, Nars Anardana is a dark pink color. Can be a one coater. I used 2 coats. Application was a breeze.
I'd probably get Lal Mirchi and Kutki just to complete the collection. The former is a bright orange shade and the latter is a light blue color.
I think water marbling is a good accent nail when you want to wear a skittles manicure like this to bring all the colors that you used together. It actually came as a surprise that the Nars Thakoon polishes were very workable for marbling! Probably because they are very pigmented. And I know that you'll agree with me that the colors really look well together. I'm happy with how this turned out and I'm enjoying the last days of summer season here in the Philippines wearing this manicure. It's starting to rain and I just don't like the rain. It makes me feel gloomy.
How did you like this collection? Do you have any of the 6 shades? :)