Hello again! It has been too long since my last post! I missed painting my nails, damn work! Speaking of work, I was looking at random swatches in my break, as you do, and came across You Don't Know Jacques. This was released as part of OPI's Fall 2008 Collection and is still in their permanent range (Mum wouldn't have found it otherwise, hallelujah!) I knew immediately I just had to have it and Mum happened to be in town the same day. I rang her and said if you happen to be near any OPI stands (hint hint) can you get this for me? :D I wasn't hopeful as we have a very limited and expensive ($20 a bottle for OPI) range here but when I got home there was a little bag on the table and she found it! What better way to celebrate finishing work for the day than with a new polish. You Don't Know Jacques is a slightly dark brown colour - a little like milk chocolate - that has the most fabulous application ever. I have quite a few pictures for you all!
I had heard lots about this polish and how fantastic it was and I am so glad I have experienced that for myself. This was 2 coats of lacquer with my trusty Sally Hansen Insta Dri Top Coat. To be honest, it was just as shiny without the top coat (Yes!), I just added that for lasting power.
Mum was slightly horrified at this colour before I applied it. She said she asked the lady for it and when she brought it out mum thought ugh why does she want that colour, it looks like dirt. Haha! Well once I showed it to her on my nails it was a completely different story! She now wants to steal it for her toes :P
Lots of photos but I can't get enough of this shade. I love it on the nails and in the bottle, it transfers exactly the same colour onto the nail by the way. I think you could funk it up or leave it how it is for a more sophisticated look. It seems "nude" enough that it could be an office colour as well, so many uses!
I had been looking for a nice milk chocolate brown for a while and the few I found had almost a black base. I wasn't even looking at this for the chocolately colour but it looks quite like milk chocolate to me! Yum!
OPI have bigger brushes than Essie and other brands but this one just seemed to like me. I had such a great time applying this, I didn't have to do any clean up! Yay! It was like painting melted chocolate onto the nail. I must stop looking at my nails now, it makes me want chocolate every-time.
I know there are probably hundreds of swatches of You Don't Know Jacques but what do you think? If my swatches can tempt you into buying this polish then I have succeeded. I would have such a larger OPI collection if they weren't so incredibly expensive here. This is the first one I have owned for a couple of years and I am not disappointed in the least. I could wear this over and over it is that delicious. Hope you enjoyed this post, now off you go, go and eat some chocolate, you know you want to :D Thanks Mum for doing the groundwork and snapping this up for me!
Have a wonderful weekend, Em x