I am lucky to have met a fabulous NARS SA who lets me play with the displays until I'm blue in the face. Oh how I have longed for an SA who was patient enough to let me try before I buy without making me rush. Let's face it, I'm a beauty product junkie so I always come back and buy. I just like to play and sample first when I can. It keeps me from having too many... Impulsive Beauty Escpades. Womp womp! (cheesy joke) LOL.
I was able to paint my entire hand on this particular day. My SA (sales associate) was helping some other ladies who wanted feedback and opinions on everything they touched (unlike me, I like to swatch first and ask talk later). So she told me to have fun trying on colors and even gave me polish remover.
I was really curious about was Vestale. They were all sold out but I knew that I could order it elsewhere. So I took the opportunity to try the tester to see if this polish would be worth ordering. I was able to do two coats in the store with top coat. You didn't believe me when I told you that this SA is awesome did you? LOL!!
The formula applied nicely. The first coat was a little streaky so I proceeded with a second coat. Perfect! It was a good thing that I had time because if I just stopped at the first coat I would have been disappointed.
The color is not a huge standout. It's conservative and understated. A nice neutral but perfect for a business setting or for those who don't like to bother with overstated nails. On the other hand it could be a bit boring for those that like attention grabbing colors.
I liked it a lot but kept thinking that it may not be original enough to justify purchasing. Rescue Beauty Lounge Plie and CND Perfectly Bare come to mind. They are not exact dupes but still in that same color family. I'm on the fence about this one because it seems a tad bit more warm and complementary to my skin tone than the above mentioned colors.
Vestale was originally released as a Nordstrom exclusive but can now be found on the NARS website. NARS online currently has free 2 day shipping.