I started a poll the other week asking if you splurge on a nail polish brand that is over $10 what brand would you splurge on and would you even splurge? Here are the results.
Nfu Oh: 28%
Deborah Lippmann 17%
Wouldn't Splurge- 4%
Before I get into more chit chat. If you are new to this blog you may not know that I only will review nail products that are under $10. This is just my philosophy on nail polish from personal standpoint. As a college student higher end nail polish isn't something I can really purchase because of the price, and I don't think you get any less of an amazing nail polish experience without purchasing higher end polishes. I'm not against people who purchase or want to have higher end polish. I just don't want anyone one in my position to feel they need to buy a higher end brand because it maybe a current fad.
I think this was the issue I didn't present clearly in my previous Chanel Paradoxal Rant. My issue with it was I didn't really want people who don't feel they need to spend extra money on nail polish or really can't spend extra money on nail polish feeling as if they need to buy a particular polish because it is the current trend. I did try and franken Paradoxal as challenge to my argument.
My argument with higher end polishes was that many of them are dupable by frankening or finding a cheaper brand. If, that's not the case usually a lesser expensive brand will creative a similar color. This of course is not true for every polish though. I made note of Deborah Lippmann glittery polishes and Nfu-Oh flakie polishes being a good example of a brand I could understand people may want to spend some extra cash on because they are so unique and would be more difficult to dupe. That all being said I think I was a little harsh on Paradoxal lovers. I still do not want Paradoxal or do not plan on purchasing it, but I didn't make note that I think even if you're in my financial situation that I think it's ok to splurge once in awhile and buy a bottle of something that you wouldn't normally purchase.
I sound like I'm backpeddling and hypocritical now don't I? Ugh. The reason is I splurged. I committed bargain buying sin. Instead of having almost 400 bottles of nail polish under $10 I now I have one that is over $10. I must admit from the standpoint of this blog I feel guilty for purchasing it. However, I will not review it on this blog or endorse it as must have, because it isn't. It's just a color a really liked and felt why not? It's a rare occasion that will probably only happen once or twice a year. In fact in my almost 2 years of collecting it's my first over $10. LOL, I'm so defensive! So, with that being said I apologize to those Paradoxal fans I was so hard on and I apologize to my readers who may feel I'm being hypocritical purchasing a polish outside of my under $10 theme.
I still stand strong towards my under $10 philosophy. As I said before all except one bottle of polish I have is under $10. I still do not think you need to spend outside your means or more than you think is worth spending for amazing nail polish. That will continue to be the theme of this blog. I will not put any product over $10 on this blog. At the same time I don't see the harm in occasional splurging if you're in similar case as mine or just don't like to spend a lot on nail polish. I'm no the rule setter here and there are no guidelines it just depends on the person. For me my occasional splurging will probably be a once or twice a year event while others it maybe monthly. My main thing here is don't feel like you need to spend beyond your means or what you feel comfortable spending unless it's something you genuinely love versus what everyone else is buying.
That all being said, I'm sure those of you still with me are wondering what the culprit polish was that I splurged on. Well, the culprit polish is Deborah Lippman Across the Universe. It was treat for my birthday, but regardless of the timing that it came out I probably would of purchased it anyways. $18 is REALLY steep for me in terms of nail polish. I cringe just thinking about it now. I feel so guilty guys I really do!!! I hope you all don't hate me for this :P.
What polish brand would you splurge on? Would you even splurge at all? Do you find me a hypocrite for splurging? :(