Wednesday, May 11, 2011

In the News: StrangeBeautiful Scented Nail Polish

I have been captivated and intrigued by StrangeBeautiful polishes for a couple of years now, and read a little piece in the March issue of Allure Magazine that may just push me over the edge to finally add this brand to my collection. According to Melissa Green, who is a beauty buyer at Anthropologie, "StrangeBeautiful has a new way to wear scent: a nail polish that has a gorgeous violet fragrance with leather undertones that lasts for about a day. It gives off a gentle aroma, especially if you talk with your hands." Leather undertones? Now that sounds interesting to me!

Google doesn't provide me with any additional information about this polish, but I'm guessing that because the source is a buyer for Anthropologie, this may be one of the exclusives that are offered at their stores, rather than something in the StrangeBeautiful "volumes" of color. This mention I read about in Allure was in an article called Trends: The Next Big Things, so I'm not even sure if this has been released yet.

Reading about StrangeBeautiful recently has brought them to mind again...for some reason, I guess because I don't hear too much about the brand, I keep forgetting about them altogether. I've heard good things about their formula, and I think Jane Schub, the creator behind the line, has a very unique perspective on color and what inspires her to create the various shades. I always enjoy reading the detailed description of each Library of Color.

The price of the volumes runs $79.00 each, which when broken down, is less than $10.00 a bottle. A little on the high side, but there are plenty of other brands out there that get more than that from me for one bottle. I don't have access to an Anthropologie store, and I don't see those exclusives on line.

Do any of you have StrangeBeautiful polishes? What are your thoughts about them? I think the reason I've resisted is simply because of the total "volume/book" price, but logically (is there anything logical about this obsession of ours?!!), less than $10.00 each isn't that outrageous at all.

9 comments:

  1. I'm sensitive to scents so I may pass on this, especially the leather one. I gag when I'm in a leather store unfortunately. :/

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  2. those seem really interesting and I've seen them too, but for me, seeing the price of 70 dollars is way too much for me as being a student haha. I do really like scented things if the scent is nice and how cool would it be to even have nice smelling nails! But I gag too when I walk in a leather store.. maybe the other colors smell better.

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  4. I found a double ended StrangeBeautiful at Anthropologie a while back. The colors were Vertigris and Cheap Foundation. I only tried the Vertigris, but it had one of the best formulas I've ever tried. One coat, smooth application, and shiny finish.

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  5. I love the scent of violets, so I am very intrigued. I only have the Lincoln log duo from Anthropologie, but I can say that the formula rivals the best. IIRC, they were offered online too and were recently in the sale category, but they've since sold out.

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  6. I have the first two set. I was looking through the Neiman Marcus seb site and saw the first set. I couldn't resist the. I loved the shades. I also like the lucite case they came in. They are pricey when you have to buy them all. We do buy polishes that are much more expensive. I love this brand. I haven't seen them anymore. Guess I'll have to check Anthropologie for these new ones. I adore the scent of violets

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  7. That scent description reminds me of how I've heard the scent of Paul & Joe polish described. Don't know, though, I've never tried it.

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  8. The colors interest me. So, can these sets be purchased at the Anthropologie store?

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  9. The way I understand it, the volumes or larger sets cannot be purchased at Anthropologie, just the small pairs are available there.

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