Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Ludurana Aurora Boreal - Admirável

It's been a pretty hectic work week, so I've got a quick post for you today. I won this polish in a Llarowe giveaway a while back & never got around to using it. I finally pulled it out of my un-trieds & I'm so glad that I did! Ludurana Aurora Boreal Admirável is a gorgeous multichrome that flashes mostly emerald green, gold & a lighter green. There is also a tiny bit of purple & blue at some angles. Also, unlike its near-dupe Ozotic 503, it's opaque in 2-3 coats!

Of course I couldn't capture all of the amazing color shift on camera, because that would be too perfect, but here are a bunch of pics I took during my attempt! As always, click the photos to enlarge.

In some of these photos it doesn't even look like the same polish! Oh man, I love it. The photos above are 2 coats of Admirável with a coat of NYC Grand Central Station (the newest quick dry top coat that I'm experimenting with) on top. It honestly could have used another coat of polish, but I was in a bit of a hurry & therefore was satisfied with 2 coats. Formula was thin but good, dry time was super fast. The only thing that took my by surprise with this polish, mostly because I didn't fully read the bottle that says "perfumado" on the label, was that it's scented. Like, smells like men's cologne kind of scented. It's not a bad smell, but it is a little strong so best be prepared. It does fade pretty quickly, though, so your nails won't smell like a middle school boy for too long.

I can't believe that I left this polish un-tried for so long! It's a beautiful color & I do love a good multichrome. This is also my first Ludurana (or Brazilian in general, I believe) polish, so hopefully I can try out more in the future. They can be purchased from Llarowe & Ninja Polish!

Have you tried Admirável? Or Ludurana in general? What are your thoughts??