Burning like a silver flame
The summit of beauty and love
And Venus was her name
She’s got it
Yeah, baby, she’s got it…
Ok, enough of the Bananarama Venus lyrics, but really the name of this color from Jessica Nail Polish is called Venus Was Her Name. How could I NOT throw in lyrics for good measure?!
Colors like this seem to have love written all over them for me. I was at my nail polish guy last week and I happened to see that he had Jessica Nail Polish. It’s sort of hidden away – it’s on the other side of the shop and behind the counter, on the shelf. Sneaky, very sneaky! I’ve been wanting this color for AGES. Like lusting over it for the past year and a half, long before Paradoxal and Perplex. It came in a two pack – one was the polish and the other was/is the gel of this color! I won’t bore you with how I went to my manicurist and saw they had this duo and how I begged her to sell me the color. Cranky old owner is strange, but whatever. I couldn’t bring myself to purchase this sole color off the Jessica website. I think the nail polish gods decided I had been denied long enough…I now present, Venus Was Her Name…
It doesn’t look so promising here, does it? I mean, it’s dusty and a gorgeous purple but not quite plum shade with a hint of shimmer. Keep on clicking this thumbnail to see the details.
But once this baby was out in the sun, she shined…BIG TIME. While not quite in the same league as Paradoxal or Perplex, she’s still a winner and one I am more than happy to keep in my collection. The shimmer here seems more like microfine glitter. It’s a bit chunkier than Paradoxal or Perplex. To see comparisons, I’ve included a picture at the end of this post of a comparison I did with the Chanel and Revlon versions of this color.
Formula: It was a bit thick and a little difficult to work with, but I figured it out in the end. Drying time was a smidge slower than I’d have preferred. It was streaky going on, and even though I had initially done two medium coats I opted to apply a third one.