Last Sunday (not yesterday) I got to see my best friend as we went out for the afternoon to go and watch The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug as she hadn’t seen it yet and we’d both gone to see the The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey when it first came out.
As I hadn’t seen her since just before Christmas she hadn’t yet been able to give me my birthday present, so no time like the present (ha!) she brought it with her to give to me before we went to watch the film and it’s one of the loveliest presents I could have received!
She said to me as she handed it to me, “I looked at your blog for some inspiration so I hope you like it!” and when I opened the two gifts in the bag I discovered a gorgeous MAC make up bag from the Archie’s Girls collection as well as the product I will be reviewing today, Double Trouble nail lacquer, also from the Archie’s Girls collection!
Back in February last year when the collection came out, I picked up Daddy’s Little Girl lipstick (review here) and to this day it is one of my favourites to wear and now I have another two Archie’s Girls pieces to add to my collection!
Like all of the Archie’s Girls pieces, Double Trouble comes in this lovely white packaging with a picture of Archie and the two girls Veronica and Betty on the front of the box and the name of the product on the top. The packaging is gorgeous and I know I’ll be keeping the nail lacquer in the actual box!
The bottle itself is probably one of the loveliest I’ve ever come to use so far. OPI polishes have lovely packaging, but bloody hell do MAC do a good job! The lid it white and on the bottle there is a picture of Veronica, whose shades were all dark in the Archie’s Girls collection, whilst Betty’s were all lighter and more natural looking shades.
When I go to open the polish itself the top screws off lovely, which I know isn’t exactly a selling point, but something I noticed and rather liked… I am a nail polish and lipstick nerd, I apologise!
The brush is also lovely and with a few strokes the whole nail is covered! The brush isn’t too thick, but it isn’t too thin either, a great size and it picks up a lot of product, which is a good selling point to me too, alongside the cap screwing off and on lovely.
Finally, let’s get down to the shade of this polish! It’s a gorgeous dark blue fountain ink pen colour, which I think is beautiful! I love a good dark nail polish, especially a blue colour and this will be gorgeous to wear all year around! MAC described this shade as “deep navy” which is pretty accurate! I don’t know what finish this is, but I have read online in reviews that it is cream based, but personally I can’t see that myself. I would have said it was more of a gel looking polish, but maybe that’s just me! It took two coats to get it looking good and it dried really quick too, which I liked a lot as I was actually in a hurry when I painted this on my nails.
The colour you get in the bottle really does come out that way on the nails, which in some cases I find doesn’t happen with some polishes, which is a shame. I love this nail polish though, it’s a gorgeous dark blue and one that you can wear throughout the year with other shades, as well as with glitter!
As you can see on the pictures, I applied a holographic glitter to my ring finger, this being Snowflakes in the Air by OPI. My Mom bought me this recently in a gorgeous top coat gift set, as well as a mini Mariah Carey gift set, I’ll be showing these off soon in a post.
The glitter itself looks gorgeous applied over the nail and it took a good two coats to get it looking this sparkly! I actually loved wearing these two polishes together and I know I’ll be wearing them again really soon!
My overall thoughts on Double Trouble is nothing but positive! As a MAC fan you probably know that any of the Archie’s Girls collection isn’t available anymore, as the collection came out about a year ago. My best friend picked this up and the make up bag she bought me from an outlet shop. She also picked something up for herself too! I don’t remember what the shop was called, or where she went but she said how it was full of cheap MAC, as well as other high-end brands. I plan to go soon for a look!
Well I hope you enjoyed my review for Double Trouble, if you have any questions, please feel free to leave them in the comments down below.
Also if you own this polish, do you love it, hate it, etc? Let me know your thoughts in the comments too!
Until next time, take care all and I wish you all a good week, seeing as it’s the last in January.