|"Trying to forget something as intriguing as this would be an exercise in futility."|
|Mrs Mia Wallace - LE Urban Decay|
|Mrs Mia Wallace...and the sad sad stained cuticles (sorry)|
"Mrs Mia Wallace" (MMW) is an intriguing shade, and interestingly bears little resemblance to Rouge Noir. It is a blood red shimmer with ultrafine gold and bronze particles that give it an stunningly intense fire and depth that you can see here. The gold is quite apparent in the bottle, but not at all on the nail (and in this case I think that's a good thing). The shimmer serves to give a warm tone to the cold leaning red, and gives it that 'lit from within' finish. Interestingly, in indirect light/shade this polish looks more to me like an oxblood crelly, which is what Rouge Noir is, and then the light hits it and you get the amazing glow. UD have packed a lot of complexity into this one little bottle.
I'm also completely in love the packaging too...the cap comes with the little Day of the Dead skull icon that Urban Decay have on all their polishes and the box is a delight - inside the box on a blood red background is printed an excerpt from Samuel L Jackson's famous speech from the movie...The whole thing just screams cool and has obviously been made with a lot of love. Hats off to UD for a triumph of marketing! I would have bought this shade just for the polish, but these extra touches make this feel really special.
|The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides....|
This is my first Urban Decay polish. I know that this is meant to be a very trendy brand, but honestly this is what I think of when I hear the name...
I'm absolutely delighted with my bottle of MMW, but unless they make something equally awesome I don't think that I'll be rushing back for more UD shades. MMW has been a trip down memory lane, has reminded me of my first love, and despite the tricky formula is a stonking hot red shade to boot...really what more can a girl ask for? If you fancy a bottle of your very own you'd best act fast, this LE won't be around for much longer.
I picked up my bottle for £9 (RRP £10) from my local Debenhams UD beauty counter.