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Hey everyone! How are you? It's freezing in Ljubljana, I had to walk way too much around in this weather, I'd say! Almost fell once, humpf! At least the buses always arrived fast. :) I'm in a chatty mood today! So, you know the drill, put those kettles on, boil some water or milk, get warm tea or hot cocoa and let's talk some nail polish! I'm curious about this topic because I've met so many different opinions on it, I want to hear yours too.
It's about brands and prices of nail-polish. We all know nail-polish can be sooo cheap or so insanely expensive, you halt for a moment, asking yourself if you really just spent so much money on just one bottle. It goes from under 1 euro and all the way up to 30€, even more, if you're searching for rareties on ebay. Of course, with the price comes the name too. And my question to you now is: do you prefer to buy the brand, although for more money or you don't care about it? For instance: Essence has a dupe of Zoya, OPI and Orly, as you all know. Would you prefer the other three just because they're brands and you feel better buying them? Ok, Essence has shitty brush, let's say Catrice dupe of Chanel. Chanel for sure, or are you just happy Catrice has a decent dupe?
Before I start, I feel I must emphasize one point of this chat. It seems as one of those questions, that have the right answer. You know: no, I don't care, I'm not that "posh". Please don't think that. I honestly want your opinion and I do not judge those who prefer brands nor do I look down on people who prefer only cheaper polish. I honestly think it's your money and your choice, you don't need to apologize to anyone about anything. I'm not saying that you do, just that I want your opinion on subject, and I don't want you to think about this as a given, right/wrong answer.
As for me, thing is, if I see beautiful colour, I don't care about the name and most of the time for the price. I'm a total nail-polish junkie, if I want it, I feel like I need it, you know what I mean? But. I do differ my polishes if I prefer the brush of one brand. Essence loses with me just about every single time. But I do love brushes of Catrice and S-he.
I do have a borderline about the price. First, I can't afford, with my student budget, to buy very expensive polish every other day, second, I don't want to. Honestly, Chanel, Dior and so on have prices so high, I don't think they can make colour perfect enough for me to spend that amount of money. But then again, it might be like with Illamasqua - once you try it, you never go back. :)
Second thing that I notice about myself - I appreciate expensiver polish more than the cheaper one. It's silly, but I do. Perhaps because I know I can buy another bottle of S-he anytime I'm near DM, but if I break BB Couture, I'll have to wait for quite a while before I can afford another one. Not to mention some of my jewels were gifts from people close to me. Illamasqua was a birthday gift from my dear Tevta and means the world to me, BB Couture from my BF, I must tell you about this one, it's a new one! And so on and so forth. And I do have favourites, I won't lie. Brands that I prefer over others, but that's because of the amount of really awesome colours, very good brush, and sometimes even bottle shape. I'm a sucker for nice bottles. And in my favourites you have all kind of price range. From Illamasqua to China Glaze to Catrice.
So, where do you stand? Do you have a special polish, that means more to you than others? Even brand? Make this monologue a dialogue, will you? :)
Hope you like the topic and chat away, my darlings!
Thank you for reading!