Thursday, August 7, 2014

Do I Need a Loub-otomy? Christian Louboutin Rouge Louboutin Swatches & Review

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Yeah. I did it. I didn't mean to, it just sort of...happened. I feel a little nauseated, a little giddy, and a little guilty. I just wanted to look at it. To hold it. I shouldn't have brought my purse. When I reached the apex of that moving sidewalk in front of the Venetian Sephora, my heart skipped a beat...maybe two. I was within feet of having my hands on a bottle of the first nail polish from fabulous shoe designer Christian Louboutin. You know, to hold. Not to buy.

My first mistake was applying it to a single nail...at first. Then I found my way to the Nail Studio...I had to try this stuff on naked nails, surely it couldn't be a one coat red, could it? I removed the Elevation Polish Yeti Finds an Oasis that I've had on my nails for the last couple of days and sped back toward the entrance, where there was a glorious display of those spiked bottles of red awesomeness. I don't think I have to tell you the rest of the story, I think it's fairly obvious where this is going! :-P

If you've been reading my blog for any length of time, you know I'm not partial to reds. There are a few standouts, but on the whole, I'd rather spend my money on other colors. So why, you ask, was I so entranced by this red? I'm not going to lie. It was the packaging. I'm SUCH a sucker for great packaging, and this is GREAT packaging. It's sexy, dangerous, and sleek, and is a polish that is definitely not going to live inside a Helmer (not to mention the fact that it wouldn't really fit!).

I will admit, that even with the astronomical price tag, I was expecting a microscopic bottle. I was wrong, it's a fairly decent sized bottle which contains .4 fl oz of polish vs. a .5 fl oz bottle of Seche. The formula, as I mentioned above, is quite opaque, and I was able to obtain full coverage in one coat. For the pictures in this post I used one coat of polish and NO top coat. It is REALLY that shiny.






Let's address the price. Yes, it's expensive. Yes, it should paint my nails, and then buy me dinner for that price. I'll be the first to admit that I probably shouldn't have purchased it, but I have little to no willpower, especially when two of my favorite things collide–nail polish and shoes. Who knows, I may have buyer's remorse when I wake up tomorrow at 4:45 am for work, but maybe not, because dammit, I'm worth it.

This nail lacquer can be purchased at select Sephora stores and at Sephora.com, as well as Saks 5th Avenue, and Christian Louboutin boutiques for $50 USD.

What do you think? Would you have splurged on it? HAVE you splurged on it? Do I need a 'loub'-otomy? Tell me in the comments below!

19 comments:

  1. i'm sucker for pretty packaging too but i just cant justify myself spending $50 on a bottle of ed nail polish.

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    1. It was a serious stretch for me too. Luckily, Sephora carries it, so I was able to get my employee discount, but it is still my more expensive polish by far! :)

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  2. It looks beautiful!!!! I say buy it if it makes you happy. What's the point in working hard if you don't splurge on yourself!!!!!

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  3. Damn. That bottle is actually way larger than I thought it would be. Looks like it's got some heft!

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    1. Right?! I thought for sure it was going to be dinky and delicate. It's a monster. An AWESOME monster!

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  4. I actually love the shade! It's awesome!

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    1. Me too, and I'm not usually a huge fan of reds!

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  5. The bottle is bigger than I thought it would be, for sure. Hey, why not? I hope you don't feel so bad that you don't enjoy it! I'm not a red/creme fan either, so I am safe here, but gotta admit, it is great packaging. :)

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    1. Look out for when they release the other fantastic looking colors later this year!! lol You'll be in trouble maybe?!

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  6. It's gorgeous! I own a fair share of CL's myself and I definitely foresee this polish making its way into my collection eventually!

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    1. Lol, I think this is the closest I'll ever get to a pair of Louboutins!

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  7. I'm dying. It looks awesome! I actually just bought it too, I can't wait for my bottle to arrive!

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    1. You're going to love it. It's so pretty.

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  8. I'm curious to know what the wear time was. Did it last a few days or did it chip quickly?

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    1. I've only been wearing it since yesterday afternoon, but without a topcoat or basecoat- and only one coat of polish. I am recovery at Sephora (shipment, cleaning, etc) and it made it through a shift this morning with only minor tip wear on one finger! :) I'm pleased so far!

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  9. Dude if it makes you happy GO FOR IT! :) Plus, it looks so fab on you.

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  10. That is a nice bottle, I understand why you needed it! I have bought polishes for their bottles many times, but this looks like a great red too.

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