I helped organise a blogger Secret Santa involving over 50 bloggers, and I was paired up with Stacey who very kindly sent me two beautiful pieces of Marc Jacob Beauty. I received the Marc Jacobs Beauty Enamored Hi-Shine Lacquer in the shade Oui! (118). The Marc Jacobs Beauty line isn’t available here in the UK yet so I was very excited to be able to try a couple of things out thanks to Stacey. The Marc Jacobs Beauty Oui Enamored Hi-Shine Lacquer retails at $18 (£11) each, with 24 different shades in the collection; each one to represent one of Marc Jacobs favourite films. If I had chosen a shade from the 24 I would have 100% picked Oui! so Stacey made an excellent choice. Marc Jacobs Beauty Oui is a beautiful ‘magenta-purple’ with a shimmery finish, that is quite unique to anything else in my nail polish collection. I love the curvaceous, bubble-like bottle with chrome banding on the lid. The large plastic lid pulls off to reveal the screw cap similar to Butter London polishes.
The brush is really quite narrow which I find creates a more streakier finish than a wide brush. Marc Jacobs Oui! has quite a thin formula, with three generous coats needed for an opaque near streak-free finish. Although even with four coats, streaks are still evident.
The Marc Jacobs Enamored Hi-Shine Lacquers are described as having a wet look, plasticised finish which I have to agree wholeheartedly with.. such a glossy and shiny finish which I love. This polish never seems to chip, it just suffers from tip wear – quite quickly too unfortunately.
The tip wear that can be seen here is after 24 hours.. which isn’t fantastic, however the colour is so stunning that it won’t stop me wearing this pretty much 24/7 as the colour is absolutely gorgeous and I love it so much. I can’t wait to wear this stunning shade on my toes in the Summer with sandals as it’ll look very pretty..