I’m not sure if this is just an Aussie colloquialism, but over here we refer to cheap wines (and cheap alcoholic drinks in general) as two buck chuck. Because it costs a few bucks and will ultimately end up with you riding the porcelain bus. HEEE EXPLAININ’ JOKES. The Australian people are a classy bunch, in case you didn’t realise. Occasionally, although very rare, you’ll be able to find a cheap bit of plonk that doesn’t fall into the “chuck” category. (Hello Gossips Sweet Lips Moscato $3.79 a bottle ooooh yeah) Where I am going with this long winded analogy, is that these two buck foils are not of the “two buck chuck” variety like most cheap polishes on the market. These foils are nothing short of AMAZING.
I found these at a beauty supply in the DFO outlet at Jindalee while holidaying in the Brisbane area. They had a whole stand of them, and I of course raided anything resembling a blue, green or purple. Then I found the pink and the black which I really couldn’t pass on either. They have no names or numbers or distinguishing bottle features, so I’m pretty sure that is brand is as budget as they come. They also stink to high hell, which probably points to them being manufactured in China. Also, the labels are applied unevenly.
I have to say, I was actually doubting spending ten bucks on these as I took my purchases to the counter. Every factor outside seemed to point to them being of questionable quality, but I am SO FREAKING GLAD I took a chance on these bad boys. WHO LOVES FOILS? THIS GIRL DOES, THAT’S WHO.
Let’s break out the big guns right off the bat, OH YEAH. PURPLE. Fabulous medium purple that’s not too blue or red and so damn foily that it will foil your pants off. Hands up who still has pants on? NOT ME.
The next shade is a tad more reserved than it’s purple counterpart, but this green foil still packs a mighty minty kermit booger punch. Sorry about that, I was just listing green things off the top of my head. It’s the fumes of these polishes I think. Or maybe the Sweet Lips Moscato.
Speaking of Muppets, as much as the last shade brought Kermit to mind, this one makes me think of Miss Piggy. It also reminds me of a much foilier (is that a word?) version of the much sought after OPI Classic – Star-ring The Rockettes. Not sure what Suzi was going for with that hyphen, but I am not sure what Suzi is doing half the time with her names. Probably huffing black label OPI fumes. DELISHUS.
Oh be still my thundering heart will you get a load of this blue! BLUEST FOIL EVER. BLUER THAN THAT NEW COLOR CLUB ONE. OKAY WELL, I DON’T HAVE IT TO COMPARE BUT I ASSUME THIS IS BLUER. ALSO, WHY AM I STILL YELLING?
Yeah, that’s right. BLACK FOIL. Well, as close as one could get to a black foil anyway. I’LL TAKE IT.
By now you can probably see why I am excited over getting these for two bucks each. I also bought a couple of jellies with glass fleck from the same brand (a blue and a purple that resemble those scented fizz Revlons) but they were sheer and gross and let’s never speak of them again.
You can probably gather from this entry I am back to blogging at my
worst finest and that I have also had way too much caffiene. See you all tomorrow for the first Saturday Swatch Party of the YEAR! WOOOOO!