$20 Dolce & Gabbana Nail Lacquer in Platinum Looks Like a Million Bucks

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Besides its top-shelf pigmentation and oodles of micro-glitter, Dolce & Gabbana’s Nail Lacquer in Platinum ($20) has a nice surprise that makes it stand out from all the other gray polishes showing up at department store counters this spring (see Estee Lauder Wild Violets and Dior Montaigne).


The sole nail color in the new Secret Garden Collection might look like your typical shimmery silver polish in the bottle, but on my nails Platinum subtly flashes from silver to gray to green to taupe depending on the light. Very cool!

Dolce & Gabbana Platinum nail polish swatch

Dolce & Gabbana Platinum nail polish swatch

I haven’t yet tested Platinum for durability since the bottle just came in, but if it’s anything like the Dolce & Gabbana polishes from the last few seasons it should resist chipping with a good base coat.

I applied two coats of Dolce & Gabbana Nail Polish in Midnight on my toes before leaving for a trip last fall (it’s one of my “good luck” nail polishes; do you have any of those?), and being the lazy @ss that I am, I didn’t paint my nails again for a good three weeks after. By the end of the third week, my polish showed a few chips, but the color was almost as vibrant as the first day I put it on.

CAT LADY BONUS: Platinum looks particularly stunning against a backdrop of tabby fur. πŸ™‚

Dolce & Gabbana Platinum nail polish swatch against tabby fur

Dolce & Gabbana Platinum nail polish swatch against tabby fur

PRICE: $20
AVAILABILITY: Coming soon to Dolce & Gabbana counters at Saks Fifth Avenue stores and saksfifthavenue.com

For more on the Dolce & Gabbana Secret Garden Collection, check out…

When Tuesdays Attack!

Didn’t today totally feel like a Monday? Yeesh!

Kinda random, but I’ve been going through a Kate Spade phase and did some shopping last weekend for spring accessories. I was hunting for a cute clutch/pouch that’s small enough to throw into a bigger bag but cute enough to stand on its own. I think I may have found it in the Kate Spade Daycation Large Cosmetic Purse ($75).

I like that it’s roomy enough to hold a phone, cards, chump change, makeup and my camera with room to spare. All that, and the print’s cute too!


Apparently, a lot of women have been feeling this purse because it appears to be sold out of stock online. If you’re interested in it, you might call the stores in your area to see if they they’ll ship. Here’s a listing of store locations and phone numbers, just in case.

Now on to more pressing things, like dinner! What’s on the menu for tonight? I’m craving pasta…

Hope you had a lovely Tuesday πŸ™‚

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Jeannine says:

    It looks like shades of gray (and silver, and gunmetal) seem to be the rage for the season’s nail polishes!
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  2. lovely,must have!!
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  3. oooh, platinum looks absolutely gorgeous!

    and what a cute cosmetics purse! i really love the print.
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  4. Chris25 says:

    Really pretty! I remember I once bought a Sally Hansen n/p that looked similar, but I think it had more silver tones.
    Chris25 recently posted … Red Shimmer Nail Polish Swatches

  5. Stef says:

    Beautiful! Isn’t fun to match your polish to your pet? πŸ™‚

  6. Heidi says:

    That polish is gorgeous! And it’s definitely fun to have kitty fur as a great backdrop for polish colors. Having a black and white kitty, there’s nothing she doesn’t “go” with. Wouldn’t want to have the cat and the nails clashing now, would we?

  7. Christy says:

    Looks lovely, I want! I’ll have to see if I can find it here in Canada. I hope I’ll find it πŸ™‚
    Christy recently posted … NOTD- MAC Cham Pale Very Important Platinum Nail Lacquer Review &amp Swatch

  8. Rae says:

    Ooh! The polish is cute, but that Kate Spade bag steals the show. The print is adorbs!
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  9. gio says:

    That polish is lovely! πŸ™‚
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  10. Olga says:

    Nail polish looks great and Tabs is an amazing model πŸ™‚

    xoxo Olga
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  11. Jen says:

    Hot damn, I need that color. But we don’t have a Saks here, boo! D:

  12. Love the shade – really sophisticated and fun!

  13. Kristen says:

    The nailpolish looks fabulous – and so does the Kate!
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  14. Faye says:

    The polish looks gorgeous! I can’t wait to get it.

  15. Tiffany H. says:

    I really like that color but my stash is littered with greys.
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  16. Nina says:

    that nail polish – i want! im on a nail polish kick these days!

    i <3 your cute clutch … ive always liked how clean the lines are in kate spade's stuff! almost minimalist!

  17. Vonvon says:

    *Gasps* That is a gorgeous shade of nail polish. I don’t think I have seen a nail polish in such shade. So elegant, and pretty.
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  18. steph b says:

    It is easy to look good with such an experienced makeup model assistant! Absolutely lovely shade. Doesn’t look like much in the way of brush strokes either. Sadly, based on your paler model swatch, this would pull too green on me for my taste.

  19. Lucia says:

    Love the nail polish!!
    I have something similar from Rococo in Dollar (the texture is called molten lava) via Space NK.

    Hey, LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE that kate Spade bag, the print makes that bag, isn’t?

    • Karen says:

      Thanks for the heads up on the possible dupe, Lucia!

      Yes, the print is a huge part of the bag. I also like that it’s big — it’s much larger than their usual flat pouches. πŸ™‚

      Are you a kate spade fan too?

  20. Judy says:

    omgosh this post totally inspired me to go to sephora and get something similar! i bought Queen of Everything by O.P.I, don’t know if it’ll last as long but it look reaaally similar though and it was only $12!

  21. lexi says:

    Oh Karen,
    I bought that pink/purple abstract heart Marc Jacobs makeup bag because of you! I did see this Kate Spade makeup bag at the boutique last week and yes, it is adorable but I have to walk away.

    How well does this polish hold up compared to Chanel and Dior – not so lucky with those polishes unfortunately. I dig this color so if it can last longer than 2 days without chipping consider me SOLD!!
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  22. DiBonD says:

    Whoa, metallic nail polish! Can’t wait to see it arriving in Indonesia

  23. Advah says:

    That polish is beauuuutiful! And so’s the tabby cat! πŸ˜›

    Been on a Kate Spade phase myself, hoping to get something during my next trip to the US!

  24. Courtney says:

    How nice that the polish changes color in light. I am hopeing it is a subtle change. Cute cat!

  25. Kim says:

    Very nice! And it certainly is shown to its best advantage against Tabby fur. That should actually be the measure of any polish. πŸ™‚

  26. Alexandra says:

    Omgoshhhh, im more infatuated with the kate spade cosmetic bag! Which department store did you get it at?! πŸ™‚

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