So a few months ago, I would have told you that I was never going to buy any Lynnderella polishes... that her brand of crazy overrode my lemmings. Then the crazy died down and my lemming for Salad Days just did not go away. So when I saw a BIN listing on eBay for 3 Lynnderellas for $66 (directly from her), I cringed and then hit "buy". LOL. I chose 3 of my list of about 10 Lynnderellas, Salad Days, When the Moon was a Star, and today's post... A Neutral Party...
This is 2 coats of A Neutral Party over 2 coats of Essie Gym Dandy, a deep taupe from this Fall's Yogaga collection. I also used 2 coats of Sally Hansen Insta-Dri, one over the base color and one over the glitter.
A Neutral Party was the one I kept waffling on in my selections. And even after I sent my order, I was kicking myself for not ordering One Nutty Fruitcake instead (especially since it appears that it is now OOS). However, once I put on A Neutral Party, all the kicking stopped. I have had this on all day and I can't stop looking at my nails. LOL. I absolutely love it over Gym Dandy, though I can't wait to wear it over darker shades, like a dark red.
This is the first Lynnderella I have used, so I was really surprised at the myriad of glitter shapes, colors, and sizes compared to some of the other indie glitters I own. Even with this one being a pretty simple color palette, there is a lot going on, so I will do my best to describe it. It's a clear base loaded with golden micro-shimmer, and hex, square, and round glitter in copper, silver, gold, brown, white, and gunmetal. There is also black bar glitter, though you can only see one in my swatch and that is slightly hidden by the flash on my ring finger. I think my favorite thing about this polish is the square glitter, because frankly... square glitter had me at hello. :)
A Neutral Party applied very well and I had no issues with getting the glitter on to the nail. It also was almost completely smooth after just one coat of topcoat. I would have done a second coat to completely even it out, but my bottle of Insta-Dri is gloopy and hard to use, so I just did the one.
One thing I did notice is that these are a bit stinky. When I first got them, they were very smelly, almost like Kleancolors, but after being in my house for a couple of days, that has died down somewhat, but they still smell like they are chocked full of chemicals. I'm sure that I have lost many, many brain cells to nail polish fumes over the years, so the smell, while present, didn't really bother me while I applied this.
Current Lynnderellas are available through her eBay store for the $23 for singles and (when available) $22 each when you purchase them in multiples (the LE and "one-ofs" are auctions and go for much more). Yes, that is crazy for nail polish, but sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do. :P
Lynnderella A Neutral Party was purchased by me and Essie Gym Dandy was sent to me for review.