04 September 2012

Twinsie Tuesday: Fugly Colour

Today's theme for Twinsie Tuesday turned out to be a tricky one: a manicure in a fugly colour. Fugly usually means reeeeeally, really ugly. But were we supposed to pick a polish that's just plain awful, or was the idea to find something that's so weirdly ugly that it somehow manages to be awesome?

I just recently used my best "uglyawesome" polish, China Glaze Zombie Zest, and it was too soon to go back to it already. Then I remembered I had an untried, an impulse, bargain buy I was hoping would also fall into that same category, Love Impact LP32. Unfortunately I think it may be just plain blech. But hey, either way, theme success!

Love Impact LP32


I found all of nothing about this brand online, but the bottle says it's made in Korea. When I picked it up I saw the golden shimmer and possible duochrome and thought, "Eh, for a buck-twenty, I'll give it a shot." And the first coat I laid down was surprisingly pretty, a much grassier green, bright with just the hints of blueish grey and that pretty, gold sparkle. First coats can be so deceiving.

It actually looks like they couldn't decide whether they wanted to dupe Chanel Peridot or Graphite and just dumped both formulas into the same bottle, leaving it looking a little bit like both and nowhere near enough of either.

Love Impact LP32

I don't know if it rises to the level of full-on fug, but it's not one I'm ever likely to wear again. Every few glances I think it's kind of unconventionally cool after all, but if it weren't for the current duochrome trend, if similar polishes weren't "in" right now, I doubt I'd feel the same way.

I feel a little bad for giving this one the big thumbs down, but them's the breaks...they can't all be made of win and skittles!

I'm really curious to see what the other Twinsies picked out for this one...




Amanda at Amandalandish
Anna at Going to the Showing
Anne at Grape Fizz Nails
Ashley at Art Evolve
Brandi at The Collegiate Nail
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
ChiChi at I'm Just Me...ChiChi
Cordia at Seriously Swatched
Elizabeth at Did My Nails
Jenn at All That is Gorgeous...
Jenna at I'm Still Thinking...
Katherine at Haul of Fame
Maribeth at Obsessive Cosmetic Hoarders Unite
Marisa at Polish Obsession
Meredith at Polish and Charms
Nory at Fierce Makeup and Nails
Rachel at Top Coat It
Sarah at See Sarah Swatch
Tara at Polishy of Truth

48 comments:

  1. I actually like this fugly color! It's perfect for autumn!

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    1. Thanks, Amanda! It is a good autumn colour, definitely.

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  2. I actually LOVE this!! I love fugly shades though =)

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    1. Thank you, Jacqui! I'm really partial to fuglies too, and I may have been a little extra-hard on this one. ;)

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  3. This reminds me of autumn! And it doesn't look terrible!

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    1. It's definitely coming up on the right time of year for this one! Maybe I'll give it another shot after all. ;)

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  4. Haha I love this fugly polish! But, I do love my greens :)

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    1. And it seems like so many of the fugly-awesomes are green too, doesn't it? I love greens myself--not to mention, the unconventionally cool ones--so I think I may give this one another try and see if it can sway me. Thanks! :D

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  5. It's not that bad but the army-camouflage green is usually something I'll consider fugly and this is close =P

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    1. Hehe, it's definitely riding that edge for me! ;)

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  6. Haha I think were spot on with the Peridot Graphite hybrid. I really kinda like this though :)

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    1. Thank you, Brandi! It was crazy--once I noticed that I couldn't see it any other way. ;)

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    1. Haha, thank you, Tara!! I'll be sure to pick you up a bottle if I see it in the bins again. ;)

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    1. Thanks, Nory! I'll put you down for a bottle too if I ever see more. ^_^

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  9. I actually really like this colour! It is a little weird with the Peridot/Graphite mixture, but I think it kind of works?

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    1. Thank you! I'm still trying to decide myself, honestly--it's such a weird little mix!

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    1. Haha, you guys are really making me start to reconsider! Good thing I left myself that "kind of unconventionally cool" loophole in there! ^_-

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  11. This is a beautiful color! I love it!

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    1. Hehe, thanks! It's been almost a week, and I'm still not sure which side of the fence I'm ultimately going to land on with this one. ;)

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  13. I love this polish on you! Not fugly :)

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    1. Thank you! Looks like I'm gonna need to work a lot harder if we do another 'ugly' theme. ;)

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  14. Ehh... I'm neither here nor there for this polish.

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    1. I'm still stumped on this one--ugly or awesome? Both? Neither? I may have to try it again after all, just to make up my mind. :)

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  15. I think this a nice color for Fall but I don't know if I would wear it often if I owned it.

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    1. I'll probably give it another shot after all, but it's definitely not going to be a regular in the rotation *anytime* soon. ;)

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  16. This is so unique it's hard to call it fugly lol. It looks pretty on you!

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    1. Thanks! It's most *definitely* unique. :)

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  17. I'm on the fence with this one. I see why you keep changing your mind!

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    1. Thanks, Cordia--I'm so glad you see what I mean! This is a really tricky one. ;)

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  18. WOW, I actually think is gorgeous!! I am a sucker for green though. :)

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    1. Thank you, Chelsea! "Fugly" is so open to interpretation, isn't it? Especially with greens (which I'm a sucker for as well). :o)

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  19. Like a lot of people have said I also really like it. It's something I would probably wear :) But I get why this polish isn't everyone's thing :P

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    1. Thanks, Kas! Some minutes I really like it, and others I just don't--definitely going to have to give it another shot. ;)

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  20. Okay, I somehow missed this and it's gorgeous!!!! Love it!

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