Happy Weekend! What are you up to? It's kind of overcast here and since the boyfriend is riding in the 5 Borough Bike Tour tomorrow, we're having a relaxing day in.
Did you know GAP is selling nail polish again? Next time you stop by, look for little squarish bottles either by the counter or in clear round containers placed around the store. While there are lots of creme shades, there is one polish that stands out and will basically blow your mind.
Gold Rush is essentially a dupe for Chanel Peridot in all regards except for price. It was Carly's review on Lacquered Lover that convinced me I needed this polish in my life!
The shift from golden orange to cool cobalt reminds me of "thermochromism: the property of substances to change color due to a change in temperature" (source: wikipedia.org) I just learned that word, but you know the concept. Like a mood ring. Or, this.
Goose from Goose's Glitter photographs her duochrome polishes underwater, so I thought I'd give it a try :) Don't you just love how the duochrome pops in the water?
Gold Rush wore well - for me, that was (3) good days with no chipping and very minimal tip wear. If I wasn't itching to try out my new Layla holo I would have kept it on for longer ;) The finish is somewhat of a cross between a chrome and a foil and brush strokes were not an issue. I used (2) coats.
If you're interested in seeing how Gold Rush compares to Chanel Peridot and others, check out Carly's post: http://www.lacqueredlover.com/2012/04/battle-of-chanel-peridot-dupes.html
GAP polishes can be purchased at the GAP for $6. You probably already know where your closest GAP is, but I will tell you that Gold Rush was sold out at the 59th & Lex and 23rd & 8th locations (although it might be worth seeing if they'll sell you the tester bottle if this shade is calling to you). I found this at 54th & 5th. Alternatively, look for OPI Just Spotted the Lizard.
This reminds me, few "vintage" GAP polishes I should show you sometime...
Keep reading for more duochrome goodness!
In low lighting, Gold Rush takes on a deep bronze tone. Looks like a completely different polish!
Gold Rush is a very reflective polish. Be careful to not look at your nail in direct sunlight ;)
Ahhh my eyes!!!