3.1 Phillip Lim for NARS Nail Polish in WRONG TURN, SHUTTER, & CROSSROADS

29 July, 2014


So late last week I told you about the new Phillip Lim for NARS Nail Collection that will be released on August 1! What I didn’t tell you is that I had a few polishes to give you a sneak peak at them before they are officially released in stores. Secret Squirrel is Secret! In any case, I am bringing you a review and swatches of WRONG TURN, SHUTTER, & CROSSROADS!


Up first we have WRONG TURN which is described as graphite.  I wouldn’t say that this is a graphite really as in my opinion that would imply that this one is much more grey than it is.  To me, this one has more of a blue undertone  (my mother thinks it’s green), but unlike most blue nail polish this one is entirely wearable.  I tend to find most shades of blue nail polish look super juvenile, but not this one.  WRONG TURN is clearly for the grown and sexy and I am clearly going to be rocking this one, even in meetings this Fall!  The formula of this one is pretty amazing.  In the picture below you are looking at one coat of nail polish.  You really don’t need more than that at all.  The polish is seriously opaque and applies like a dream, even on my oddly shaped nails.


3.1 Phillip Lim for NARS in WRONG TURN – Fall 2014

Next we have the very amazing SHUTTER.  This one is described as a black sea green and it is spot on!  Green is also normally a shade I avoid when it comes to nail polish, but not this time.  This time I am all over green like you wouldn’t believe.  SHUTTER is the least opaque of the three shades I tried, but it is still opaque.  In the picture below you are again looking at just one coat  As long as you get a good amount on your brush, you only need one coat.  I think with how dark this one is, if you go with more than one coat, you have the potential to miss the green in this amazing shade!


3.1 Phillip Lim for NARS in SHUTTER

3.1 Phillip Lim for NARS in SHUTTER

And finally we have CROSSROADS.  This is what I would call the ‘sleeper’ of the bunch.  Described as African Violet, CROSSROADS is indeed a deep, dark, rich purple that brings a lot of class and sophistication to your nails this fall.  In the photo below you are once again looking at one coat of nail polish.  CROSSROADS is also very opaque shade and with this one, in order to catch all of its deep purple goodness, less is more!


3.1 Phillip Lim for NARS in CROSSROADS


WRONG TURN, SHUTTER, & CROSSROADS all have fairly large applicators.  Normally I wouldn’t like this at all, but the larger applicator in this case really helps with getting a nice even polish application with just one coat.  Just a tip!  These polishes are really dark and you absolutely need a base coat before applying.  They will stain your nails if you decide to go without it and that is not a cool look at all.

Remember these shades and the remaining 5 shades in the 3.1 Phillip Lim for NARS Nail Collection – Fall 2014 are available beginning August 1 at Holt RenfrewHudson’s BayMuraleSephora and NARS Online

Until next time!

Disclaimer: Products in this post were provided in exchange for an honest review.

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  • Julie

    Crossroads is my fave for many reasons. 1) it’s purple. 2) it’s a name of a Britney Spears movie. 3) it’s the name of a Bone Thugs n Harmony song!

    • Nicole About Town

      Ha! Only you Julie, only you!

  • Andy

    Shutter is so preeeetty, in a goth sort of way (right up my street!). I can’t believe how opaque they look in only one coat…Incredible!

    • Nicole About Town

      You need to pick it up Andy. It is gorgeous. it is dark and vampy and just so good!

  • Megan Joy

    These are nice, I think the WRONG TURN colour is like a metallic seafoam green. It has hints of blue and green, but I agree it’s def not grey!

    • Nicole About Town

      I still say that it is more blue than anything. My mom is insisting that I need my eyes checked because I am apparently colour blind!

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  • Jennifer Monforton

    Ooh, love these! Love the metallic finish of Wrong Turn and Shutter is such a unique green- I don’t own anything like it! xo

  • Sarah M

    Those look gorgeous! And the coverage is awesome.