Okay, on to my post.
Last year when I was in the market for a new car, I did what any normal person does. I went out and bought nail polish to match the car I wanted.
|2011 Mini Cooper Hardtop in British Racing Green- Courtesy of MiniUSA.com|
|butter LONDON- British Racing Green|
So I went to Walgreens to see what I could find. Enter SinfulColors- Last Chance. As far as I could tell, it was the same exact color as BRG for $1.99.
Should I cancel my Ulta order? No, because this color isn’t actually called British Racing Green. I obviously needed them both. I had my priorities in the right place.
I painted my nails with Last Chance, went to the dealership and drove away in my new British Racing Green Mini Cooper. I think it goes without saying that my nails were painted green for pretty much the entire first 2 months I owned my car.
Now for the side by side. Both of these colors are the same dark hunter green. The only real difference is that BRG has a subtle silver/green shimmer in it that matches the car’s paint job. Last Chance is a true crème.
|The shimmer in BRG is more obvious in the bottle but sort of gets lost on the nail|
Last Chance has a much thinner formula than BRG. I was able to get pretty much full coverage in two semi-thick coats of Last Chance but I did find a bald spot once I got outside in the sun. Next time I’ll use three coats.
BRG actually applied a little goopy. I used two coats. I don’t remember the formula being so thick so maybe some of you guys have experience with a newer bottle. I have used this polish a lot so plenty of air has ended up in the bottle and could definitely be the cause. I added some thinner after I was done for next time.
Once dry, I had a moment of panic where I couldn’t remember which nails had which polish on them. They are that similar. I had to go to the window to find the shimmer in BRG.
|BRG's shimmer is much less obvious in lower light|
I used Essie's Protein Base Coat and SV as a top coat. Within a few minutes of applying the SV, the tips of my Last Chance nails shrunk.
|Last Chance shrinkage!|
|Extreme shrinkage close up|
|When my nails match my car, what else is there to do but go for a drive?|
|There's that ring finger bald spot from Last Chance|
Overall, I love both of these polishes. I gravitate more towards the butter LONDON because it's a true match to my car. But it's pretty obvious that Last Chance isn't very far off.