Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Twinsie Tuesday: Studio M Purple Medallion

Today's TT theme is kind of a shameful one for me: oldest untried. After I recently went through my stash to sort out my untrieds, I came to the realization that I have a lot of them, so I'm on a no-buy while I try to show my existing stash some love. I'm not sure which polish is my oldest untried, but Studio M Purple Medallion is definitely up there. I think I got this polish either sophomore or junior year of college...? Something like that. To put that in perspective, I graduated a little over a year ago. Yeah, I know, I'm really bad! :-/

If you're not familiar with Studio M, the brand is only sold at Meijer stores (a grocery chain in the midwest) and it's owned by the same company as brands like Color Club and Ruby Wing. While several Studio M polishes are Color Club re-bottles, Purple Medallion is unique to the Studio M line and, along with Slammin' Red, is one of two polishes the brand is probably most known for. Purple Medallion has a purple (duh) jelly base packed to the gills with silver holographic glitter. It's got a really intense sparkle to it, making it easy to see why this has become one of Studio M's signature polishes.




I used three coats here. The formula isn't awful but it isn't great either. It's on the runny side and drytime between coats is a bit longer than usual. If you live near a Meijer store or have a swap buddy who does, I recommend checking out Studio M. Purple Medallion is a core polish and the Studio M seasonal collections usually have some fun gems too.


Chelsea at Nailed Blog
Elizabeth at Did My Nails
Katherine at Haul of Fame
Traci at DrinkCitra

28 comments:

  1. The sparkle is amazing! A no buy always seems to result from things like this! Haha

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    1. Thank you! Yes, beautiful and inexpensive polish is a killer for me. :)

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  2. We are getting a Meijer soon in my town and the only reason I"m excited is for Studio M and Ruby Wing polishes! :)

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    1. Ooo, yay! My Meijer has been stocking a lot of Color Club lately, so if you don't have access to that already, you should be getting that brand too!

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  3. Very pretty! Only one year ago, that's not too bad in the land of untrieds. ;)

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    1. Thanks! It's more like two or three years, actually, but let's pretend it was just one haha. :)

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  4. Wow, that is some seriously incredible sparkle!

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    1. Thanks Elizabeth! :) It was so sparkly my camera had trouble focusing on it.

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  5. Love that sparkle...can't go wrong with some blingy-ness ;)

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  6. This is so pretty! I've heard bad things about this being gritty but you wear it so beautifully!

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    1. Thanks Amanda! I actually didn't find this to be gritty on me. :)

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  7. Oh wow! I can't believe I missed this one!

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    1. It's definitely worth checking out next time you're in a Meijer store!

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  8. This is gorgeous!!! It's a wonder that we let beauties such as this go for so long untried. Sorry the formula wasn't the greatest.

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    1. Thanks Marisa! I know, I always feel bad when I find so many gorgeous polishes sitting in my untrieds. I'm trying to get better about that!

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  9. this is so pretty. I have something similar but not as pretty as this.

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