Sunday, 18 December 2011

Adorned Nails: Stage Extreme


I wrote about Stage Cosmetics back in May when I featured one of its eyeshadow palettes. I was on holiday last year and along with the eyeshadow palette, I also bought this bottle of nail polish. Of all the polishes on display in the store, I thought this was the only one which stood out. The rest seemed, well, ordinary.

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This bottle of Stage nail polish has been christened Extreme. I just checked the brand's website and it appears that all the polishes have been given single-worded names, adjectives eg: Delicate, Luscious, Fascinating, Majestic, Innocent.....you get the idea. So, really, compared to the rest, this polish I've got would be considered pretty "off the charts".

I've got two coats on here and I really like the formula. The polish applied very well.


I would describe Extreme as a very dark brown crème dense with fine brassy golden shimmer. I have to say, Extreme bears some resemblance to Catrice Welcome To The Jungle. It's almost a dupe. Extreme glows green-brassy-gold and while Welcome To The Jungle has a similar colour, its shimmers are somewhat subdued compared to those of Extreme. Essence Gold Old Buffy could also be Extreme's cousin but the former looks more rugged with bigger specks of shimmer/micro glitters.


If I recall correctly, I paid the equivalent of about €9 for this 11ml bottle of polish. You probably would have noticed - the bottle has a double-cap, like Chanel polishes.


More information:
My posts on Brand: Stage
Stage Cosmetics website

7 comments:

Jossie said...

Superb!!!

Girlie Blogger said...

The olive tone is brilliant.

MissDoll said...

When I saw it, my first thought was that this one looks similar to Essence GOB, but you already ruled that out, it still looks lovely but I prefer Essence one ;)

Anonymous said...

AWESOME COLOR! Really beautiful!

I love this shade, I think it is quite unique. "KTee"xx

Anonymous said...

I can see why this one stood out. Simply beautiful! It looks very classy on your nails, my dear. it's a very gorgeous shade.

I don't get that double cap thing. They put on an extra cap, probably just for the looks, but it makes the bottle more expensive. Take care, Nicole x

Witoxicity said...

@Jossie
@Girlie Blogger
It's gorgeous and I'm pleased you agree! :)

@MissDoll
Gold Old Buffy still rules! Haha! Extreme is an attractive one (and more expensive) but Gold Old Buffy is better value and it is a very intriguing polish. :)

@KTee
Yay! It sure isn't your run-of-the-mill shade and I love its brassy-gold glow in sunshine. :)

@Nicole
I'm glad you like it! The outer cap completes the whole look of the bottle but the inner cap is a lot easier and more convenient to hold (and turn) as you paint your nails. It's ergonomically better. :)

Anutka said...

Beautiful! This color looks so good on your long sleek nails :)