ALMONDINE!!!!!

Author: marta  //  Category: Borghese, China Glaze

Hello Lovely Ladies,

Today’s post may seem ‘plain and simple’ at first sight, but it is a post that I never thought would happen ;)

You see, EONS ago, I saw a post on Nails and Noms on Borhese Almondine and have been lusting after this Limited Edition / Discontinued shade ever since.  Almondine was (notice past tense ;) ) on my wishlist, and I frequently checked eBay thinking that one day it would pop up…

Well, two weeks ago Jasmine from Colour Coated sent me a package with this beauty inside!!!!!!!

BORGHESE ALMONDINE!!!!

Almondine is this gorgeous nude cream shade… but what makes it special are these dust-fine black ‘grits’ that look like super fine sand, but are ultra smooth to the touch.  In addition, Almondine has a subtle pink shimmer (that would NOT photograph for me)

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The two accent nails are China Glaze I’m Not Lion.

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I cannot find the words to thank Jasmine for sending Almondine my way.

Sometimes less is more when it comes to words; Jasmine “DZIEKUJE SERDECZNIE”, that is my sincere thank you in Polish.

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Is there a discontinued/hard to find/limited edition shade on YOUR wishlist?

Do you have a nail polish fairy, like Jasmine, that recently sent you a wishlist polish?

THANK YOU FOR READING!

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  • Juliana

    So beautiful!!

    • http://www.chitchatnails.com/ Marta

      Thank you- both of these shades are actually quite pretty :D

  • Leisel Clayton

    I remember that post… it had me drooling, too. Such a cool, unique polish.

    • http://www.chitchatnails.com/ Marta

      I think Rie’s post had all of us drooling…. I remember her posting an
      ebay link to a seller who had a few bottles, by the time I made it to a
      computer to buy it the inventory was cleared out lol :D

  • http://pink-purpledots.blogspot.com/ Lynette

    Isn’t Jasmine just the sweetest ?? This shade looks fantastic on you !And yet again another gorgeous mani, China Glaze I’m not Lion complements the colour really well. ♥

    • http://www.chitchatnails.com/ Marta

      Yes she is; she totally floored me AND because, she said, that Almondine didn’t want
      to fly alone, she also sent me Finger Paints Twisted (another one of my
      lemmings).
      I’m Not Lion is another one of those shades that everyone should have

  • Carrie B

    For me it’s Essie Starry Starry Night

    • http://www.chitchatnails.com/ Marta

      Oh that is a pretty one- I don’t own that one either :D

  • Stacy Plowman-Pennock

    Yay, lucky you Marta!!! I remember when Rie posted that and I was gaga for it then too!

    • http://www.chitchatnails.com/ Marta

      I think Rie’s post had all of us drooling…. I remember her posting an ebay link to a seller who had a few bottles, by the time I made it to a computer to buy it the inventory was cleared out lol :D

  • Kayla Angus

    This is such a simple and classy look. Perfect.

    • http://www.chitchatnails.com/ Marta

      Thank you :D I wore it when we went away to Niagara Falls (I have a few printed bathing suits, so this way I could still be matchy-matchy) lol

  • Helly – NailNewbie

    Aw Jasmine is so lovely :) Almondine looks beautiful on you x

    • http://www.chitchatnails.com/ Marta

      She totally floored me AND because, she said, that Almondine didn’t want to fly alone, she also sent me Finger Paints Twisted (another one of my lemmings)

  • MariJo Nails

    Such a gorgeous nude!! Love the addition of the glitter!

    • http://www.chitchatnails.com/ Marta

      Thank you, it just gives it a little ‘edge/soft bling”

  • coraline humbert

    pretty combo !

    • http://www.chitchatnails.com/ Marta

      Thank you- a simple one, but really pretty right!?

  • http://glittericity.blogspot.com/ Amanda | Glittericity

    That polish is so YOU! :) Glad you got it!
    I have no wishlist polishes or IRL friends who are as obsessed as myself, so I compensate by trying not to have too big of a wishlist xD or stalking Amazon/Ebay just to see if certain things pop up one day…

    • http://www.chitchatnails.com/ Marta

      I do really enjoy it (I wore it for our mini Niagara Falls getaway :D ).
      I also don’t have many IRL friends who are as goo-goo over nail polish, though they ARE quite tolerant of my obsession and accept hand-me-down shades ;) lol

  • http://glitterandunicorns-angiebee.blogspot.com/ Angie of Glitter and Unicorns

    *sigh* I love a good nude, and this one looks gorgeous! I want it now!! lol

    • http://www.chitchatnails.com/ Marta

      Thank you. I am always hesitant on posting hard to find shades because I know others might now add it to their lemming list (and my wait was filled with so much anticipation). The closest to this shade would be Cult Nails Cruisin’ nude (but that one doesn’t have the black gritty bits)

  • Christine Steiner

    Oh you Lucky duck!!! How wonderful you finally got this beauty in your stash – it is amazing!!! And the two glitter nails just amplifies the elegance and classiness!!!

    • http://www.chitchatnails.com/ Marta

      Thank you! It was one of those shades I would always type into the ebay search engine- hoping that one day it would show up ;) And Jasmine sent it to me out of the kindness of her heart- :D Glad you like the simple but glittery look

  • http://www.lovevarnish.com/ Deborah

    Love this polish so much! And this manicure looks awesome :) .

    • http://www.chitchatnails.com/ Marta

      Do you have a bottle of this pretty shade? (I can’t remember)

      It is soooo neat to look at up close- it is one of those shades with a personal hidden piece of fun for the wearer ;)

      • http://www.lovevarnish.com/ Deborah

        Nope! Too bad, but maybe it’ll cross my path some day.

  • http://twitter.com/NailsandNoms Rie

    YESSSSSSSSSs!! I’m so happy you finally got your hands on Almondine! It’s such a badass polish. Definitely my favorite punched up neutral. ^_^

    • http://www.chitchatnails.com/ Marta

      I honestly can admit that I dreamt of this polish. When you put up your post I was still new at the Lemming thing and this was my first “wow, I would cross the world and back to get a bottle of it” polish :D *phew* I can sleep at night, and I have hired extra security for my helmer ;)

  • http://www.facebook.com/preciouspearlmakeup Precious Pearl

    pretty :)

    • http://www.chitchatnails.com/ Marta

      Thank you!