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Two Pretty Urban Decay Polishes for the Weekend

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Weekends at MMHQ typically follow this pattern: spend  the entirety of Saturday, and Sunday morning forgetting that school exists—until Sunday night, which I reserve for bemoaning my existence. Happily, the sun is still high in the sky here on the West coast, and I am in complete and utter denial that Monday is looming just over the horizon.

While I prep dinner and edit photos like midterms ain’t even a thing, let’s talk about manicures. Just last week, I dug up these two polishes while rooting around my kit—I’d temporarily forgotten where I’d stashed them, and that is why this post is coming to you weeks and weeks after I’d originally planned to put it up. Really, sometimes I think I should not be allowed to own pretty things.

Wayyyyy back when Urban Decay launched the notorious Naked 3 palette, they also released two limited edition lacquer shades ($15 each), which—miracles do happen!—are still available on sephora.com and urbandecay.com (although for how much longer, I have no idea). Blackheart is a “smokey greige” with burgundy shimmer, a chic twist on the gunmetal nail. My inner magpie tendencies, however, are drawn toward Zodiac, an amazing blackened green filled with swirls of gold, green and blue glitter. If this sounds vaguely familiar to you, it’s because the shade is modeled after their Zodiac Moondust Eyeshadow—wear them together if your life goal is to out-sparkle everyone around you, literally.

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If you haven’t tried Urban Decay’s formula before, they make a pretty killer polish. Both colors flow smoothly on the nail, and the 400-strand brush (is it someone’s job to count  those?!) is a breeze to control. The bottle is classic Urban Decay, with a custom cap topped with rosey-eyed skulls. And of course, both shades are big 3-free (that’s toluene, formaldehyde and DBP). If you’re stuck between shades, I obviously cannot get enough of Zodiac (it’s basically my entire James Whistler-esque manicure in a single bottle). Or….you could always grab ‘em both. 

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What are you wearing on your nails today?

Full disclosure: The products in this post were submitted by PR for editorial consideration. All opinions and inevitable tangents are my own. Additional information concerning my review policy can be found under my disclaimer page.

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16 thoughts on “Two Pretty Urban Decay Polishes for the Weekend

  1. Oooh that Blackheart looks gorgeous! My kind of color! I have nothing on atm but I’m about to do my mani and have no idea which color it’ll be but I’m leaning toward a dark vampy plum. :)

  2. What, I didn’t know UD have polishes! I love blackheart! I have a dark purple polish that I put a sparkly coat on top to get a look like that!

  3. I remember WAY BACK when UD had nail polishes and they were crash shades that nobody before they thought to put on their nails. Glad to see they’re making them again! Although, whether there room for them now will be the question!

  4. Zodiac reminds me of a-England’s Tess d’Urbervilles, which I HATE on me. Sorry! I am not a green polish fan, and it just looks plain bad ~shudders~ But I dig the other one! I was wearing China Glaze’s Ahoy! on my nail this week – I really needed some brights but nothing too summery, and it fit the bill perfectly ;)

    • LOL yes, apparently green polishes are NOT a universally loved phenomenon as I had always thought. Pretty! I don’t wear brights much, but now’s the best time to start right?

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