Sorry if that’s a deceptively exciting title – I meant the wait is over for me! I have been hunting high and low for the Accessorize makeup range near me ever since it was supposed to have come out but to no avail. Couldn’t find it in any of the Superdrugs near me, and the Accessorize stores just had a few manky boring brown creme nail polishes by the tills. And I didn’t want to order online ’cause I wanted to have a good look at the products in the flesh first!
I knew I desperately wanted Aztec, Pink Spice and Bronze nail polishes. I knew that Aztec and Pink Spice would be perfect dupes of the fails that were MAC Mean and Green and Bad Fairy – you can see my Mean and Green rant here. At only half the price of MAC polishes, I wouldn’t have minded so much if they didn’t turn out how I expected.
So anyway, I finally got my hands on a few bits. Turns out it’s being stocked in the smaller, crappier Superdrug in Chelmsford which I hadn’t even thought of checking, to be honest! I’d just been constantly checking the larger one. Fail. They didn’t have Pink Spice, which was disappointing, but I got Bronze and Aztec polishes and also the blush in Pretty Pink (which is more like a highlighter – that’s what I’ve been using it for anyway).
Bronze is displayed in its delicious duochrome glory above. It was pretty much opaque in two coats but I applied a third just because this polish was so lovely to apply! Each layer was touch dry within a few minutes, but I can’t comment on the full drying time as I am never without a quick-dry topcoat.
I decided to jazz it up a wee bit with some Konad. I used China Glaze Passion and a design from plate M77. Have you ever noticed how the vast majority of Konad designs I do are stamped with ChG Passion? Haha.
To summarise, I’m absolutely thrilled to finally have access to the Accessorize line. I want to try some of everything! But I’ll be holding off buying any more for the rest of the month (hopefully… no promises) ’cause I’m trying desperately to save my meagre pennies for IMATS.
Oh, and I’m pleased to report that Aztec is a perfect dupe for (well, it’s better than) MAC Mean and Green. Wahey!