Art Deco 275 is one of the nail polishes I bought in Germany. My German friend Andrea had advised me that she would prefer to buy nail polish in the US as she thought that the prices and selection was better. She also told me that glitter polish was popular in Germany. Still I had to buy a few! When I saw this polish I figured it was a glitter. I love purple and I saw a gold/coppery pink flash too, so I thought this might be a bit more interesting than it first appeared.
When I applied this I was surprised to find that it was glass flecked rather than a glitter! I don’t have Zoya’s Mimi, but it looks similar to pictures I have seen on other blogs. I would describe 275 as a grape purple with a lot of dimension. I love this color!
This polish is on the thicker side, so application was a bit gloppy. I almost had opaque coverage in two coats, but I did have a few areas that were still a bit thin. With three coats things were totally opaque, and smoothed out for the most part. I wore this one for 4 days, and found that it held up quite well.
Three coats and a top coat shown.
My husband and I just got back from a two week trip to Germany, Austria and Italy. We visited friends in Munich, and traveled a bit in the surrounding area. Of course I wanted to buy some nail polish while we were in Europe! I asked my friend if there were any special polish I should look for while we were there. She told me she would much rather buy polish in the US! Most of what I saw was the same things that are available in the US such as Chanel, OPI and Essie. The only difference I could see was higher prices. However, I did spot a few things I hadn’t seen before. I did grab a couple of those at Müller (drugstore) and a few more at Karstadt (department store). One interesting thing I noted was that I saw some drugstore type polishes at the department store and vice versa. The product mix was certainly not the same as in the US. We had a lot of fun shopping though, and both Munich and Salzburg had amazing luxury shopping! Salzburg’s old town was especially amazing with all of the old buildings and narrow winding streets.