NARS Versailles Nail Polish: Summer’s Pearly Lemon Gold

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The only thing that came close to getting Glee off my mind today was the lovely NARS Versailles nail polish ($16) from Francois’ collection for summer 2010.


NARS made this pearly lemon gold so easy peasy to work with that I can’t believe it’s not butter. It dries quickly, doesn’t streak and has a nice glossy shine I won’t soon forget.


That’s two coats in the swatch up top…

Methinks Versailles is a much cooler color (as in color temp) than the other golden polish that made a big splash with me this summer, Chanel’s Gold Lamé (with its warmer, almost peachy orange undertones).

I haven’t tried many NARS nail polish shades before, but I’ve liked the ones I’ve tried (with the possible exception of streaky Tallulah). I can’t wait to get Versailles on my tootsies under a pair of strappy black sandals this summer. 🙂 Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: A

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  1. mmm reminds me of lemon meringue pies. NARS makes a polish called Tallulah? What does it look like? Have you tried Zoya Tallulah? It’s a very pretty medium blue with green shimmer and purple shimmer depending on the angle. One of my fave polishes
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  2. DonnaN says:

    ooh, pretty…..I that’s saying alot, as yellow is my LEAST favorite color. Will this be available at Sephora? I don’t know where else to purchase NARS…….

  3. Lee says:

    Thats a really nice colour 🙂

    What do u think is the best drugstore brand for polishes?

  4. Lee says:

    i know this is off topic, but how do i get a pic up in my box? lol

  5. lexi says:

    i actually like the Chanel, Gold Lame better….hmmm

  6. Catherine says:

    Oooh. I totally wasn’t that excited about the polish until you wrote about pairing it up on the toes with black strappy sandals. That would be SO CUTE!
    .-= Catherine’s last blog post… Fake Mascara from eBay =/ =-.

  7. marisol says:

    I kinda like both but then I am not sure how they would look on my skintone. Not like I can buy them…lol

    The only NARS polish I had was Orgasm and I didn’t like it. I ended up giving it away.
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  8. Lindsay says:

    I like the nars color a lot. Very pretty!
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  9. amy says:

    I would have to see this in person. I thought I would be all over this because I love soft golden shimmery yellow shades but I am not loving it so far.
    .-= amy’s last blog post… A LBD for Your Eyes? EOTD Stila Smudge Pot in Little Black Dress =-.

  10. Karen B says:

    Pie? Now you make me want to make pie. Ah well.
    It’s quite funny how many different golds there are. I have a darker, more like antiqued gold. It’s pretty old but I still love it, somehow it’s pretty neutral…
    .-= Karen B’s last blog post… Country Ladies =-.

  11. Kim says:

    Totally agree – the NARS definitely seems like a better summer gold. Chanel’s is a bit to orangey… and streaky.

  12. gio says:

    That’s a beautiful shade. 🙂
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  13. Angel says:

    Well that looks lovely on your skintone, but I don’t think it would work on me. Looks like I’m sticking with china glaze lemon fizz for my summer fun yellow nail color.

  14. Scientific Housewife says:

    What a fun color!

  15. Toni says:

    Oooooh, I like the NARS nail polish – that would work so much better for me than the Chanel one. So pretty!

  16. NINA says:

    That color looks yummy! 🙂

  17. Shannon says:

    oh, love! That’s such a pretty color. Hurry up, summer!

  18. Erin says:

    Ooo I like this! I don’t have anything this color either! When I first saw the promo pics of this, I thought it was a shimmery nude, and thought it was really boring. But this is sweet!
    .-= Erin’s last blog post… Polish of the Week: China Glaze DV8 =-.

  19. Jackie says:

    Thank you so much for comparing the two polishes.
    Unfortunately for my wallet I will now have to get Versailles too!
    It is a gorgeous color!

  20. Naiyana says:

    WOw, they are both really pretty. Decision decision…
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  22. Daya says:

    I love that the Lemon is different, but not sure if it would go with my skintone either. Of course if it goes on my toes, I probably won’t care lol

  23. Judy says:

    I think the Nars nail polish is “divine” and will go beautifully with a nice 2 carat or bigger diamond ring! I also think it would look gorgeous on a pair of dark suntanned feet with a blingy toe ring or two!

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