October 22, 2012

Ugly Nailpolish

I would like to nominate a candidate in the "Ugliest Nailpolish" category:


I'm not sure even this ugly photo lets you appreciate just how ugly it was. Maybe another photo is needed, a super close-up:


That's still not QUITE expressing it. I'm not even sorry I didn't do a good job staying in the lines, because I think the bits on the skin give a better feeling for what the color looked like. Nauseating yellow-greenish brown, with chunks. It felt like it ought to come as part of a Halloween costume. A zombie, maybe. Something decaying and dirty.

It's Revlon Nail Art Moon Candy in Cosmic, and I'm so happy I got it on clearance instead of paying full-price:


It's two attached bottles. First you're supposed to put on two coats of what looks in the bottle like a nice dark green but is in fact a streaky algae/mud combination. As I was doing that, I was thinking, "Wow, I wonder how the topcoat is going to transform THIS?"

Then you put on the top coat, which looks like it's going to be a glorious gold with cool shimmery iridescent bits, but in fact ends up adding a "pee" element to the color, as well as being more litter than glitter.

I took the pictures quickly, so I could remove the polish right away---and I NEVER take polish off immediately, even if I think it's meh, because it's discouraging to waste all that work. But I wanted this OFF MY NAILS. (I didn't even wait to take the picture of the bottle, figuring I could do that later; you can see the edge of my thumbnail, which is now a much nicer medium green.)

It was fun to show the kids, though. I was like, "Look at my nails!" and each in turn said "EEEEEEWWWWWWWW GROSS!!"

26 comments:

Mama Bub said...

"More litter than glitter"!

Haaaaa.

d e v a n said...

That really is so ugly. wow!

Elizabelle said...

Oh dear. I am a fan of putties and grays and browns when it comes to nail polish, but this is just...not pretty. It's not even edgy. I have one of the Revlon Moon Candy polishes in, I think, Supernova...not 100% sure of the name...and it's much lovelier than this, kind of a gray with purpley glitter. Sorry you had a bad polish experience! :)

Lawyerish said...

Egads! That is really hideous!

ellbeejay said...

Good to know! I have been searching for the Moon Candy polishes ever since I saw a post up at Style Lush about them. I will be sure to avoid the Cosmic color should I ever actually FIND them (looking at you, Target, Walmart and Walgreens!)

Beylit said...

Ugly doesn't seem to really grasp how awful that is.

Maggie said...

Whoa. What fool approved that for sale? That is some unattractive nail polish. On the other hand, now I know what to buy for my son's zombie costume next week.

Saly said...

That is maybe the worst nail polish I've ever seen.

Clarabella said...

Gosh, that is BAD.
Thank you for being brave & keeping it on long enough to show us how awful it is. UGH.

Erica said...

Gross

Nicole said...

Wow, that really IS ugly!

Swistle said...

ellbeejay- I'll have to go find that Style Lush post! I have two more colors from this line, and I'm hoping they'll be better.

My Target has them tucked away on an endcap, on the bottom shelf. It's a very odd place for a relatively new product. NOW they're on clearance, but they were on the bottom shelf of the endcap even to begin with.

Yo-yo Mama said...

Oh, honey...that really IS hideous. I'm typing this with nails that were also ill-fated and FUBAR within an hour of painting because I decided to put on some gloves to do yardwork this weekend, but even they look better than THAT.

Bratling said...

Let's call it glittery diarrhea, shall we? It looks like a diarrhea diaper that has been undiscovered for an hour and peed in besides. (either that or a swimmy diaper that has been pooped in during water play.)

And now that I've sufficiently grossed everybody out, I think I'll go now and rescue the 18-month-old from her four-year-old sister!@

Gigi said...

I can only imagine how awful it really is if the pictures don't do justice to how gross it is!

I'm glad you got that off pronto and didn't walk around with it on. Ick!

Just Vegas said...

Wow, gross. I was going to say "ogre" but I'll have to go with "zombie" instead. The bits on top look like splinters from clawing your way out of a coffin.

shin ae said...

That is totally horrifying. I like your nail shape, though.

Lippy said...

That is terrible. Who came up with that? Hopefully it was really really cheap.

Heather said...

I have a revlon double ended polish. Mine is bright orange with gold crackle. Nothing was wrong with it, other than the orange became really dull with the gold crackle on top.

Yours? Pretty hideous. Its funny you mentioned it because I looked at the colour in the bottle and thought, that looks nothing like the colour on her nails. No sooner had I thought it than you mentioned it!

cakeburnette said...

I see you didn't need to post a "this is not a compensated post" disclaimer...LOL! But seriously, that is BAD.

Shelly said...

Wow, that is some awful nail polish! But, aren't kids wonderful for those, "hey, look at this!" moments?! I love showing my kids stuff like that - they have such fun reactions.

Tracy said...

Perfect for a scary Halloween costume!

Any chance you can use the "litter" topcoat with a different color bottom coat for a better effect? /grasping at straws

Frondly said...

This made me laugh so hard!

velocibadgergirl said...

Wow, that is bad! Entertaining, though.

Christina said...

Wow, that's incredibly diarrhea looking. Sparkly diarrhea.

CARRIE said...

Why didn't they just call it "Breastfed Newborn Diaper?" That is what I thought of. I'm a marketing genius!