Naz over at Naz's Nails (I love her blog!) wanted to see Insouciant. Her wish is my command ... or something. It's not like she had to twist my arm too hard, because this polish is TDF and I'm firing myself right now for not wearing it earlier.
Three coats with SV.
Insouciant has a perfect smoky, greyed-out lilac/lavender creme base with a subtle blue shimmer that appears like a blue flash in certain lights. Any time encounter with a purple like this (light and/or smoky) is a welcome one, since I tend to have zombie hands ... but polishes like these have been an obsession of mine since OPI Parlez-Vous OPI? (which never should have been discontinued). In my eyes, the dusty/smoky thing Insouciant has going on takes it just out of the pastel category. Ugh. It's so beautiful.
The formula on this baby was absolutely perfect. I think you can get opaque coverage in two coats, but I am a compulsive three-coater. It went on like butter, had an average dry time (I'll take that over slower than molasses), and wore without chipping for four days. There was slight tip wear but until I start washing dishes with gloves, that's to be expected.
Unfortunately if you're looking for this polish, Insouciant is sold out on the RBL website.
Insouciant: everything it's defined to be, or missing something? I'm all about the former. Naz, I especially hope you enjoyed this! More importantly, I'm now 3/4 of the way through the Iconic/Ironic collection (scary), so I think I'll bring out Recherche soon to celebrate.
P.S. If any of you want to help me make some more decisions, I'm going to a wedding on Saturday and I need to decide on a new pedi color that will coordinate with one of two prospective outfits. Do I keep it classy with Zoya Bevin (re-wearing what I wore to a wedding in March -- purple and cream), or do I go bold and bright with Cult Nails Devious Nature (re-wearing what I wore to a wedding in May -- blue, orange and pink)? I'm siding with the pink right now but I never can have too many external opinions.