The name says it all: Tom Ford whispers elegance, classic lines, and a fierce sense of fashion. Such descriptions leak down to Ford's makeup line, and the more striking pieces are mirrored in his line of nail varnish.
It's an iconic bottle of polish, and if you 'accidentally', whip it out in a public place, you're sure to get a few sartorial pats on the back for owning such lacquer.
Of all of the pieces in the makeup collection, his varnishes are a myriad of striking shades. I'm a sucker for nail varnishes, and I purchased the Ginger Fire colour in Selfridges (£26.00), a matter of weeks ago.
I'd been on the hunt for an orange, which wouldn't wash out my skin tone because of its fluorescent undertones, but I didn't want a 'flat' orange either with no dimension. Ford' s ginger fire has tiny gold shimmering flecks in it, so it's more of a 3-dimensional colour, when applied to the nails.
I look for longevity when it comes to nail varnish, and ultimately, that's the key factor, which wins me over, rather than the colour.
I love a bright pedicure, so I painted my toenails in his rather decadent varnish. After one coat the colour was quite dense, although still relatively opaque on my big toe.
Two coats later and a Sally Hansen topcoat applied, my nails were perfect. The second coat dried as fast as the first, which was surprising - within 10 minutes, my at-home pedicure was dry.
A whole week passed since I first applied the varnish, and I can honestly say there has only been a slight chip on my right little toe. My pedicure has stayed in tact otherwise. I think I'll be using it more often.