I’m embarrassed to admit I paid $18 for NARS Zulu. It was a cult favorite, a legend among nail polishes, and I grabbed a bottle when it was re-issued. I’m….not impressed. It’s certainly not a bad color, but it is such a dark green jelly that it looks black in most lights. It is streaky and prone to getting baldy spots if not carefully applied. This was 3 coats but I should have done a fourth. Yikes.
This is looking very green since the photo is flooded with light, but it does appear almost black in most indoor situations. Kind of murky and intriguing but not $18 worth.
I played around with it and added some MAC Reflects Pearl glitter…and got something that looks an awful lot like China Glaze Emerald Sparkle (which at $3, is 1/6 the price of the NARS and still has a superior formula.)
This looked hopelessy Christmas-like, so I used one of my Fauxnads to stamp a leaf pattern on it in hopes that it would look like a jungle rather than a really early Christmas manicure.
Oh well, you can’t win them all. The Zulu wasn’t bad, but for $18 it should be something outrageously special. I got the Zulu and its blue version, Midnight Express, but I think I’m done with NARS after this.