Monday, September 28, 2015

Contrary Polish ~ Bal Masqué

Contrary Polish ~ Bal Masqué
Dusty blue with golden shimmer

There are polishes in the box of untrieds who never stand a chance to make it into the Helmers. It’s time to try some of them and then move them on. Bal Masqué is such a polish. It came in “A Box, Indied” in March 2014. I won that box, yay!

Bal Masque doesn’t tick one single box with me. It’s a jelly, which I’m not a fan of. It’s dusty blue, which isn’t my colour. And it has got golden shimmer, and I love silver way more than gold. So this polish doesn’t please me at all.

Here’s two coats in the sun:

This picture shows the shimmer better. If the colours were mine I might have considered keeping it, but no.

I paired it with another polish that I don’t fancy that much. It’s a Pahlish and it’s a mystery polish; You know, one of those polishes where you don’t know what you get. It’s a clear base with gold and black glitters in various shapes and sizes. I applied a coat over the dusty blue, and then a layer of topcoat. Here’s my final mani:

One last shot here:

I think the Pahlish gets to stay in the stash because I don’t have a glitter quite like this. Sometimes it’s nice to have a golden glitter for nail art.

Number of coats: 2 (but I should have used 3)
Drying time: Pretty good
Finish: Jelly with shimmer
Overall impression: Don’t like it very much
Buy again: Never


  1. Dusty blue is not quite my shade but I like it with the glitter! Have a great day and week!

  2. It's also not my cup of tea, but the shimmers are pretty in the sun!

  3. I like the layering :) Unusual glitter.

  4. I think I have to agree with you on this one, it's not a favourite of mine either...

    1. The good thing is that they can't all be favourites :D

  5. Wow love this many is so classy! I like this kind of shades =)

  6. Actually I quite like the dusty blue, go figure. Not sure about the glitter tho.

  7. It's okay, I do like the subtle glitters and the polish you put over is nice too :-)

  8. Dusky blue and golden shimmer can look beautiful (like OPI I have a herring problem), but here the jelly is not so pretty sadly...