NARS Pierre Hardy polish duo in Vertebra

According to the husband I have way too many pairs of shoes. When we moved in together he was just a teeny bit shocked to discover just how many pairs I have lol. A girl needs shoes for every occasion! So a shoe and makeup collaboration..? Don't mind if I do! NARS recently made this happen by collaborating with designer Pierre Hardy to create a 6 nail polish pairs and 2 blushes inspired by his latest footwear collection. Today I have swatches of the nail polish duo in Vertebra for you!

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What they say:

In a bold new collection for NARS, designer Pierre Hardy brings his fresh colour palette to the iconic beauty brand. Inspired by his Summer 2013 shoe collection, Hardy's offering includes six colour-forward nail polish pairings and two richly-hued blushes. Nail polish duos come housed in a small shoebox with dust bag (a nod to Hardy's own footwear packaging), while the high voltage blush palettes go graphic with shimming gold overspray of the designer's signature cubic print.

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The polishes come in a "shoe box" with a cute dust bag just like a pair of shoes! The polishes aren't named individually either - just left and right carrying on the shoe theme.

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Vetebra Left is a bright coral creme that leans pink on me. Some shades of coral tend to do this on me for some reason! 2 coats is pictured.

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Vertebra Right is described as a "dusty rose" but it's not really a rosy sort of colour to me! More of a beige-brown. 2 coats is pictured.

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Overall: The formula on these is absolutely fantastic! They are super pigmented and if you're careful both could easily be one coaters. I only own one other NARS polish (Pokerface) and I wasn't super sold on the formula - the formula of it was thicker compared to the Vertebra duo and I experienced balding. The Vertebra shades on the other hand applied wonderfully with no balding or streaking and they dried quickly to a glossy finish.

Details: The NARS Pierre Hardy polishes are available now from Mecca Cosmetica and Mecca Maxima stores for $39.

Thanks for looking as always!

The product featured in this post was provided to me for consideration but this in no way influenced my review in any way. As always, my reviews are my 100% honest opinion. My Disclosure Policy can be viewed here.


  1. the vetebra is madly nice! but no brown fan at all :/

  2. beautiful! I love you swatches!

  3. I actually love the look of both of these shades! Sometimes with these duos I love one and not the other but these two balance each other well :)


  4. I like this idea. The colors are both great, and I especially love the coral shade!

  5. Ooh these are super cute!

  6. I love both of them! Usually you get one good colour and one not so popular, but not with those two!


  7. I love the first polish!


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