Polish Days – Sentimental Polish – Lancome 206


Polish Days Sentimental

Polish Days - Sentimental Polish

This month’s Polish Days theme was easy and hard at the same time. Easy because I knew exactly which polish I wanted to share with you and hard because I remembered the proprieties of this polish as terrible. Well, they were kind of terrible too, but they weren’t exactly as bad as I remembered them to be. The polish is sheer (it took 3 coats for coverage) and dries slowly.

Anyway, this polish is actually from around 1995-1997 and it’s the first blue polish I’ve ever seen on the market. Before this one, there were only whites, pinks and reds but this was the first polish that I ever saw that differed from the mainstream and I had to have it :D. I remember wearing this with much pleasure but never being able to get a mani to dry completely without a dent. Well, the fast drying top coats didn’t exist back days or if they did exist, I didn’t know about them :D

This is how the bottle was looking after all these years and before I started shaking and trying to blend the polish into something paintable!
I still love this polish and it seems that I can still paint it on my nails. It’s strange the polish is still wearable after all these years. I’m so happy to rediscover my first blue polish I’ve ever had!

Lancome 126

Lancome 126

Lancome 126

Lancome 126

Don’t forget to check out the other contribution to the Sentimental Polish theme!




  1. October 9, 2012 / 7:31 pm

    Wow! That bottle screams ‘vintage’! And you did a great job in reviving the formula. I could not tell that it’s old polish painted on your nails. ANd you’re right! I don’t recall seeing many colours beyond the safe ones back then. How spoiled are we now? LOL!

  2. Naemi
    October 9, 2012 / 7:31 pm

    Nice blue though. :) I remember, that I wore a similar blue (in a little frog bottle with a gold crown as cap ^^) for my confirmation in church. Loved it! My granny not so much…

  3. October 9, 2012 / 7:35 pm

    You used it a lot :) looks great!

  4. October 9, 2012 / 7:49 pm

    Wow! It’s great that you can still achieve such a great finish after having it so long!

  5. October 10, 2012 / 3:53 am

    Aw this polish is lovely! It still has its awesome-ness :D

  6. October 10, 2012 / 4:29 am

    A Lacquered Affair: I know right? We are really spoiled having all these amazing colors! No wonder the polish collection is growing so fast :D

    Naemi: LOL, well, this is not exactly what you normally use for confirmations :D I can really hear your granny :D

    shannara: Yes, it was my favorite polish for my nails for a long time :D

    Hannah aka Polly Polish: Thank you! Yeah, but it’s still working :D

    Ameerah@ Valiantly Varnished: Yes, I was a little bit afraid it wouldn’t work but it did and I’m glad for that!

    Susan @ The Subtle Shimmer: I’m amazed too! I love this polish!

    drinkcitra: It has, I’m glad I’m still having it :)

  7. October 10, 2012 / 5:01 am

    Wow, what a stunner! So glad you were able to fix it up to wear!

  8. October 10, 2012 / 6:41 am

    How fun! This looks beautiful!

  9. October 10, 2012 / 7:05 am

    It looks so good even after so many years!

  10. October 10, 2012 / 7:39 am

    Väldigt snygg blå nyans också! Det är så roligt med de där första flaskorna som man sparat. Ska se om jag kan leta fram en också när jag kommer hem idag

  11. October 10, 2012 / 9:19 am

    Gorgeous blue polish!! I think buying different shades of blue was what started my addiction. Looks great even now!! x

  12. October 10, 2012 / 10:43 am

    What a lovely colour! And yes interesting that a 15-16 yr old polish is still perfectly usable. So much those ppl that say that nail polish goes off. How could something that could be used to preserve a lung go off! I don’t even remember being particularly aware of polish back then. I had one or two but rarely had any nails to speak of to paint it on:)

  13. October 10, 2012 / 5:31 pm

    Vilket underbart tema! Åh, vad många lack jag hade kunnat plocka fram om jag varit med! Rimmel Mania, L’Oreal Ruby Noir, Maybellines gröna med guldskimmer, Max Factors Metallic Jade! Ja, mina sentimentala lack är alla low end men jag älskade dem!

  14. October 10, 2012 / 8:05 pm

    Michy: Me too, this was my favorite polish for a long time!

    Meredith: Thank you! I’m glad it still works :D

    Simona: It does, isn’t that amazing?

    Cactus: Visst är det roligt med nostalgiska lack! Jag har tyvärr inte så många men är jätteförtjust i de jag har :)

    Saira: It seems like blue is a magical color ;)

    Kate@LCF: Well, I have different nails now too compared to back then lol. One can definitely have polishes for a very long period of time! I think this one will be usable in 10 years from now too.

    Sminkan: Jag kan tänka mig att du har en massa otroligt snygga sentimentala lack! Det hade varit kul att se lol.

  15. October 11, 2012 / 12:38 am

    This is a really gorgeous blue!

  16. October 12, 2012 / 4:55 am

    Det står sig absolut ännu. Vacker blå färg…