Blanc Galactique by YSL
My eyes first laid upon this nail polish on the nails of a workmate of mine. I had to immediately drop everything I was doing and ask her what she was wearing because right then and there, I needed this nail polish in my life. It all sounds so dramatic, but don't deny that you don't go crazy over beauty products! Since owning this nail polish, I've received so many compliments and even my mum is obsessed. She's currently sporting it on her toes, has reapplied it twice on her fingers and cannot stop talking about it. You can see from the bottle just how much we've both used it already. When my best friend saw me wearing this, she said, "That's a Tenneil colour", which is a true testament of our 14 year friendship, I think.
Having never tried YSL nail polishes or hearing much about them, I had no idea what to expect in terms of quality, but I was absolutely blown away. I thought they might be similar to Chanel and as much as I love their nail polishes, I think YSL outshines Chanel here. The most prominent feature is the wide brush, which makes application a fuss-free job. The brush is very similar to the Diffusion Line Essie nail polishes which although weren't released in Australia, I do own a couple which I bought when I was in Germany a year and a half ago. While I can't compare it to any other YSL colours, Blanc Galactique applies opaquely for a smooth, even finish.
As for the colour, isn't it so dreamy? It's an opalescent icy blue/silver colour and even sometimes green. In the sunshine, it's slightly pink/lavender and that's when it's at its most beautiful. I find opalescent and duochrome pastel nail polish colours absolutely stunning and I love the whole hazy, dreamlike vibe about them. It didn't photograph all that amazingly and the colour became a bit washed out when I lightened the photos, but just imagine it a bit more blue/green.
When researching this nail polish, I couldn't find much information on it, but according to SwatchFest, Blanc Galactique is an Asia Exclusive. For the simple fact that I could only find three other blogs that had talked about this nail polish (two Australian and one Japanese), I would confirm this as true. Even when Googling 'La Laque Couture', which is the collection Blanc Galactique is a part of, this shade wasn't specified on US or UK websites. While it is limited edition, my fellow Asia/Pacific folk may still be able to get this in store and it's even still available online at David Jones, though I bought mine from Myer. As for my American and English friends on the other side of the pond, I'm terribly sorry you miss out. But then again, I'm kind of not sorry because there are so many amazing products us poor Australians can't get our hands on too!
Have you ever tried YSL nail polishes before?