Thursday, June 6, 2013

From the Unusual Vault: L'Oreal VIP Status

Hey everybody!  Okay, show of hands:  Who out there feels like they just don't fit in?  You're just a square peg in a round hole?  You're just always going to be an outsider who doesn't belong in any specific group?  You're not alone.  Meet this charming young lady...L'Oreal VIP Status.

L'Oreal VIP Status

L'Oreal VIP Status was released in early 2012 as part of the Color Riche Trend Setter Collection.  What is it about me and trendsetting?  Next I'll be sporting suspenders and a bow tie.

L'Oreal VIP Status

As you all know, VIP means "very important person."  In this case, VIP should mean "very inconclusive polish."  I mean, help me out here...what color is it?  I'm serious.  What color is this polish?  I have read it described as blackened teal...as dark steel blue...as bluish-gray.  What do you think?

It IS teal.  Or is it?  It's charcoal gray!  Well, maybe not?

Let's go with what we do know...VIP Status is a frost.  And it is a very attractive frost.  It has a shimmery look about it.  You can turn your hand one way, and the polish is sorta green.  Turn it another way, and it's kinda black.  Wiggle your fingers and it bursts into flames!!  Just seeing if you were still paying attention. :)

Can't put a label on this baby!

I used 2 coats of VIP Status for the photos.  The formula was a bit thin, but I like that because it makes it easier for me to work with...and I like L'Oreal's little flat, pseudo-stiff brush too. :)

So there you have it...a polish that marches to the beat of its own drum.  And it just goes to show you that sometimes the misfits are the most interesting ones around. ;)

Thanks for stopping by, and have a lovely evening!

20 comments:

  1. Lisa nailed it, it's totally a gunmetal (and be still my heart, a beautiful frost)! BUT if suspenders and bow ties make you a trendsetter, does that make Steve Urkel a pioneer? I shudder at the thought!

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    1. Two for gunmetal...and of COURSE Urkel was a pioneer! :P

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  2. I'd say gunmetal too. This one is really pretty!

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    1. Wow...three for gunmetal! :) It is really pretty too.

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  3. i would consider this grey with blue understones. an unusual color for sure but very pretty.

    the painted ninja

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  4. Gunmetal with blue-ish undertones? Either way, it's still really pretty!

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    1. It is really pretty...but see how confusing it is? :)

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  5. Gunmetal with teal shimmer and a slight green duochrome? Whatever you call it, this is stunning.

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    1. Thank you! :) I'm about to the point to just enjoy it for being weirdly pretty.

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  6. This color looks great on you! I love colors like this - very unique. :)

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    1. Thank you Liz! :) I am always drawn to unique colors.

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  7. You would LOVE a-england "King Arthur" Mel! Totally similar to this one! Remind me to do a blog post about it lol :)

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  8. This is a really unique polish. I looks beautiful though.

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  9. I really like this colour! I really want something like this now :P Great blog x

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