Friday, January 16, 2009

Love at First Sight - It's All About the Looks - Part I

January is the time of year to make top 10 and 20 and 100 lists. Here is mine:

Packaging - I love it. I love looking at my nail polish bottles from different angles (yeah, it's sick, I know). So obviously the packaging is important. My decision to buy is impacted by the bottle... a lot. There are few things that will turn me off from buying a polish. The most important is shape - I hate squares (guess I have squarephobia). They are ugly and they hurt my eyes. I can live with rounded squares if the rest is awesome. Color: the packaging color has to be classy, not gaudy... yuck.

So here is my list going from craptastic to fantabulous. Today I'll share the bottom 10. Stay tuned for the top.


20. Max Factor - Holy shit. Not only does the content suck, the packaging is hella ugly. Clumsy shape with gold writing and a white and gold cap. Klassy.... :


19. CND - you suck, sorry. In addition to the squareness you also have an ugly cap and an ugly logo. Epic Fail:
18. Misa - Almost as ugly-square as CND:
17. Essie - Square with white cap - disgusting:
16. Color Club - You are square and your logo looks cheap (I sort of like the flower though): 15. Rescue Beauty Lounge - I don't like you. You are square with ugly writing. And you're too expensive: 14. Orly - Your ugly grey cap ruins what could have been decent (and I hate your name - Yarly):

13. Chanel - You are so square I don't even want you. Haha:12. SpaRitual - Very funky. You are round and you have ridges. Thumbs up: 11. MAC - You are not bad, but while you are round, you still manage to look sort of square:

15 comments:

Nixxy said...

LOL! So true...

Steph said...

I like Misas shape, fits well in my box together :D

Brooke said...

lol, I like the square ones, but I hate the big square tops!

Phyrra said...

I think a lot of my Orly's have black caps instead of grey. I don't mind the Orly bottles, or my China Glaze or Finger Paints. I really like the Nubar bottles. I don't like the square bottles at all.

Anonymous said...

i dont like orly and color club bottles, they both look cheap. But i love RBL bottles, they are chic in a modern way

Anne Karin said...

This post made me laugh! :-D And dont ask me why, but it made me think of the movie "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days" (I know, I'm weird *lol*) Looking forward to top 10!

MandyPandy said...

I hate the shape of RBL's bottles; they're so tricky to hold while polishing my nails. Also, I'm not crazy about RBL's formulations; it's not exactly the best polish out there.

Do you have a Top 10 list of favorite nail polish packaging? I've always love the bottles for Bourjois' So Laque varnish.

Kat said...

Hehehe I really like this post! you made me giggle :)
My least favorite bottle shapes are the ones that have the fake square tops (like Chanel and NYC).
Thank you for this funny post!

Heather said...

Haha you make me laugh! What about Zoya?

Pixie said...

Nixxy: lol, I'm horrible about bottles...

Steph: The Misas look like they would be perfect for putting in a box.

Brooke: Arrrrgh. Oh no, the square ones!

Phyrra: I think maybe the black cap ones were a different formula. I liked that cap better.

Anon: I've never seen a RBL bottle in real life. Maybe if I find one cheap at some point!

Anne Karin: I giggled a lot while writing it too. Glad you enjoyed it :)

Mandy: Ohh, more excuses for not buying RBL! Top 10 should be ready in a couple of days!

Kat: The square tops are horrid too. What are those designers thinking!

Heather: Zoya might make an appearance in top 10 (wink wink)

Shadowy Lady said...

You're hilarious! I love this post and totally agree. Can't wait to har the rest

Pixie said...

Shadowy_Lady: Thank you :) Part 2 will be appearing shortly!

itzzzkimmm said...

I actually really like the square polishes.

Michelle said...

Hee, so funny! I like squares the best and triangular-ish (like Revlon, Max Factor) shaped ones the least.

Pixie said...

itzzzkimmm & Michelle: Arrrrgh people who like squares! Hehe. Love that we all have different tastes. Variation!