Friday, July 16, 2010

More Old Forsythes

I have 4 more shades of the old Forsythe polishes I bought from VNS for you today. One is a hit, one is a possible "it's all right, but indecisive", the others--not my favorites!

Above & Below: This would be my "hit" of these four, Blazing Burgundy. It's more of a blood red than a burgundy, and this creme has a jelly finish. I used 2 coats and had very nice coverage and application, especially considering how old these are.
Below: This is the one I'm indecisive about, Glamourose. It's just a little too frosty for me--you haven't seen frost until you see the next two, so compared to those, it's not a bad shade. It's also similar to other shades I have, so it's not really moving me one way or the other. A light cranberry red shimmer, this one seems to have a very slight black base to it. I used 2 coats, as I did on all four shades.
Below: Step away from your monitor if you don't like frosts! Some frosts work for me, some don't. We'll say this one doesn't! Lunar is an off-white shade that didn't cover quite as well as the others. The color itself looks nice in the bottle, with an almost ivory cast, but no. Just no on this one.
Below: The frost-fest continues...this is even worse than Lunar to me. Shimmering Lilac is not only a frost, but it also has a somewhat chrome finish. With this pale silvery lilac shade, that is just not the best combination of color/finish, in my opinion.
Below: Shimmering Lilac did match the flowers on the Hosta plants, but that doesn't make me like it any better!
Well, you win some and you lose some! With the exception of Blazing Burgundy, the other three shades aren't doing much for me. I blame only myself for purchasing them sight unseen, but so far, I have found some of these older Forsythe's to be nice additions to my collection, while others are not so impressive. Heart Strings and Rosy Glow, which I swatched a few weeks ago were my favorites so far, and you can search my Forsythe label here if you're interested in seeing those.


  1. Love Blazing Burgundy could take or leave Glamourose, and as for Shimmering Lilac and Luna...ick. Just ick. I can't stand that much frostiness.

  2. I love Glamorose because of the unusual black base...It looks frosty however, to me it looks like a little on the caramel/cranberry red shimmer. It looks beautiful on your gorgoeus fingernails Mary. Love how you can separate the polish away from your cuticles so perfectly. How do you do that?

    Also, the lilacs are very beautiful flowers but not too crazy about the frosty whites of Shimmering Lilacs and Lunar. Have a great weekend.

  3. That's too bad about Lunar, it looks so pretty in the bottle!

  4. I don't have a problem with frosts and the lilac is actually my fave of the four haha