In 2011, near my birthday, I happened to come across it on eBay. It was the first bottle I had seen after searching for 2 years. I was determined to get that bottle of polish. I bid on it. I was outbid. I kept bidding. I won the auction at $36. I felt like I won the lottery. The next day something really depressing happened. The same seller I won that auction from, put up 10+ bottles of No Way Jose with starting bids of $10. There was only one bottle listed at the time I bid. No other bottle since mine has sold for probably over $15. The same seller still has more bottles of No Way Jose. That is the most I've ever spent on a bottle of nail polish and ever will.
Was it worth the $36 dollars...?
No Way Jose
Collection: China Glaze Tequila Toes Collection 2006
Color: This color isn't entirely what I had expected. I wish it was more pigmented and bit more blue toned. That's not to say it's not pretty. It's a beautiful color and that glass fleck glitter is stunning. It's just with my skin tone this color doesn't really stand out and blends in with the pinky tones of my skin.
Formula: This formula is sheer, but buildable. I used 4 coat above. This applied easily.
Price: The same seller I bought it from for $36, 4 years ago has it now for $8.95 "Buy It Now" on eBay.
Overall: Was it worth $36? Definitely not. It's a pretty polish, but knowing that seller was just testing the waters and really had the entire world's stock on No Way Jose to make a chunk off cash on me leaves me bitter. I know better now for sure, and realizing the color clashed with my skin tone leaves me very disappointed and unimpressed. Again, not a bad polish, but I'm just bitter.
My Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Paint Splatters