I’m new to nail polish. I wrote at length the other day about my troubles with nail-biting over the years, and while it’s still a nasty habit I haven’t quite shaken just yet, I’ve accepted a temporary solution of sticking with artificial nails to keep up appearances and open the door to playing with even more cosmetics!

And so a love affair with nail polish has begun to blossom. I was excited to try the new NARS nail polish in Bad Influence because in the bottle you can see it’s a beautiful, chic taupe and it’s coming from a trusted beauty brand. While the shade is an old favourite, the formula and bottle is new from NARS meaning better polish and easier application.

I opened it up and found the brush to be wider and flatter than a traditional polish brush, making it easy to swipe on the colour without overdoing it. It was easy to apply and build, and with just two coats my tips were adorned with a high-shine, opaque finish that’s perfect for the transition to fall (which, sadly, is just around the corner). To be honest, the colour kind of reminds me of chocolate milk – the kind you used to make with regular milk and some Nesquik.

The entire line of updated and new polishes are available August 1st at $23 CAD, and this shade is available exclusively at Holt Renfrew. Other shades in the reformulated line are also available at NARS retailers like The Bay, Sephora, Murale and of course, www.narscosmetics.com.


Disclosure: This product was sent to the BP team for editorial consideration. Reviews are 100% honest and our own!