Hiya guys. I'm so pumped and excited about today's blog post and swatches. Last week I received some hard news that has spun my mind out of control. Austin (my husband) wanted to give me something else to focus on, so he surprised me with the Louboutin Scarabée II Violet Blue polish! I got myself a good man, he obviously knows how to stun me like no other. I will preface this post by saying I'm by no means a luxurious person nor do I live a glamorous lifestyle. This was a really special gift from my beloved because he knows what my anxiety is putting me through the last few weeks. Enough talking though, let's see the swatches!
So far this makes three Louboutin polishes in my collection and my first limited edition one. The Scarabée Collection by Christian Louboutin consists of three LE polishes, each one retailing at $50.
Christian Louboutin found his muse in a key piece of Egyptian iconography, the scarab beetle. The iridescent beauty and wonder of this creature sacred to the Pharaohs, inspired three new shades of nail colour – the Scarabée Limited Edition Collection. “They can look beautiful and reflective under the bright sun but also look like a precious jewel by night” says the designer. (source)
Considering my other two Louboutin polishes are both cremes, this duo-chrome unicorn is absolutely irresistible. I'd be lying if I didn't say I was already scheming up a way of getting the other two in this collection.
And what swatch session would be complete if I didn't include some macro action. You can clearly see the duo-chrome action in the macro photo. It is such a strong shift with only the slightest angle movement.
Realistically speaking, do you need this polish in order to have a flawless duo-chrome?
Of course not.
There are plenty of other polishes (especially in the indie world) that accomplish the same finish. I own a few of them myself! When you're buying this polish, you're buying the brand name and the prestige associated with it. All I'll say is that I'm not here to pass judgement on what we should or shouldn't buy. At the end of the day, this was a generous and beautiful gift from my husband. Some women get flowers, others get jewelry, and this girl right here gets nail polish.
So tell me guys, what do you think of this polish? Do you own any luxury polishes like this Louboutin beauty?