For spring, NARS is going on an aquatic adventure filled with gold, turquoise and aquamarine shades. I love anything related to water so I’ve got my eye on the China Seas Duo of golden turquoise and iridescent plum shadows. When it comes to nails, the NARS High Seize collection includes a ripe cantaloup- inspired shade, Wind Dancer.
Formula & Application
NARS nail polishes are 4-Free (Formaldehyde, DBP, Toluene and Formaldehyde Resin). The squat square bottles are topped with a somewhat rubberized cap that houses a short, round brush. Unlike a lot of prestige brands that have a removable outer cap, the NARS cap is one solid piece. The bristles are pretty flexible, though they are kind of sparse and don’t fan out easily.
Wind Dancer is a semi-sheer jelly based polish. It flows freely on the nail with no streaking and it self levels so you don’t need to worry about an uneven finish. As with all jelly polishes, it has a lucite or Jello-esque appearance so after three coats you can still see the nail through it.
NARS Wind Dancer is a cantaloupe orange as I mentioned above. It has that squishy look that we love about jelly polishes and while it’s not pigmented in terms of opacity, the coloring is rich.
Given that I hate, HATE, how my detached nails look wearing sheers, I decided to create a jelly sandwich using Sally Hansen CSM Twinkle Toes-ty. The hex sequins in TT are usually holographic but with Wind Dancer layered over top, it’s more mellow. If this doesn’t scream sunny summer day, I don’t know what does.
Get The Look: Begin with two coats of Wind Dancer. Add a layer of Twinkle Toes-ty, another coat of Wind Dancer and repeat.
Bottom Line: Wind Dancer will appeal to the jelly polish lovers out there. The formula applies extremely well and it dries super glossy. Since I only like to wear jellies when they are layered, at this price point, Wind Dancer wouldn’t be worth picking up for me.
NARS Wind Dancer and the rest of the Spring 2014 High Seize collection is available now at NARSCosmetics.com and NARS counters nationwide including Nordstrom.com. NARS nail polish retails for $19/ea for a .5oz bottle.
Are you a fan of jelly nail polish? What do you think of Wind Dancer? Do you plan to pick this one up?Disclosure: Product samples were provided by reps for NARS. Affiliate links appear in this post. When you purchase through an affiliate link, you help support this site. For more info view my Disclosure Policy.