Happy Saturday everyone! Hope you had a nice one-- the weather was beautiful here in Seattle today. My husband took our kids to visit his parents this weekend, so I have the whole house to myself (our au pair is at Coachella, which makes me feel particularly old, hah). I went to one of the Julep parlors and got a pedicure and then had a nice long lunch with my former boss. When I got home I worked on some reviews and am working on cleaning up my DVR. Ahhh, it's so nice.
Tonight, unfortunately, I have a polish that is a bit of a disappointment to me. This is Deborah Lippmann Pseudo Silk Kimono, which was from her Holiday 2013 collection, a group of polishes with a silk finish. This was on sale at 6pm.com, so I snagged it. It was on sale, I was curious about it, so why not right? Of course, since it's a silk finish, that was probably what drew me in. I knew going in there might be issues, but ugh... this baby was troublesome. First of all, there is pearly shimmer to this which means brushstrokes! Secondly, with the matte finish, this polish dries quickly and you are liable to drag the polish away from your cuticles if you go back over any areas. Personally, I had a lot of issues applying this and finally resorted to using a sponge to even out the finish because it was driving me crazy. I am pretty sure in my photos I used 4 coats-- 3 applied normally, with a fourth sponged on.
It's a real shame I struggled so much with application of Pseudo Silk Kimono, because I like the silk finish and I like the white color of this polish. But four coats (having to sponge the last one on, no less) is annoying and too much work.
Artificial light (flash):
Generally I don't comment on wear because pretty much all polish chips on me fairly quickly, no matter what I do. But the wear on this was particularly bad, even for me-- I had giant pieces flaking off less than 24 hours after I applied it. Overall, sadly, I wasn't that impressed with this polish, which is sad because I think this is a really gorgeous polish. Frustrating! Also, I will admit that I wasn't at my most patient when I applied this, so perhaps it would be better upon a second, more careful application.