PISTOL polish February 2014: Coppers On The Chase & Trouble Hunting

PISTOL polish February 2014I can’t believe it has taken me this long to get my February 2014 PISTOL polish duo post up!

As soon as this month’s box arrived I put on Coppers On The Chase. But I’ll admit I wasn’t overly enthusiastic about Trouble Hunting. That’s the polish that was causing me to drag my feet!

Turns out, I quite like both polish from the February duo. But let’s be honest, after the AMAZINGNESS that was the January duo I knew February was going to be a bit of a let down. But somehow PISTOL polish never fully disappoints!

There are swatches and my review of each polish under the jump.

For more info on PISTOL polish check out their website. If you’re in the Charlotte area PISTOL polish can be found at The Boulevard at South End.


Coppers On The Chase: While neutral polishes certainly aren’t my favorite I completely accept they are required for life. So, with that being said, let me say this about Coppers On The Chase; it is truly a perfect not boring neutral.

PISTOL describes this as a metallurgical copper. While that is certainly accurate, it’s really just a fancy way of saying Coppers On The Chase is a metallic copper. It’s not your normal metallic finish though. Close inspection of the MACRO shots will show there’s some flaky iridescent glitter happening. Coppers On The Chase is gorgeous but does remind me a bit of Spoiled by Wet n Wild I’m Ba-roque.

The formula is wonderful to work with; I used 2 coats in my swatches.

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Trouble Hunting: First of all, let me just say I love the name Trouble Hunting. That pretty much sums up my life in a nail polish name!

As most of y’all probably know, radiant orchid is the 2014 Pantone color of the year. I’m not exactly thrilled about this choice. I find the color to be a bit dated. My grandmother would have really been into radiant orchid!

For this reason, Trouble Hunting isn’t my favorite polish. I feel like it’s a polish that would be really popular in a nail salon in Boca. That being said, if you adore radiant orchard this is a great way to incorporate the color into your look.

Trouble Hunting is a medium mulberry (as PISTOL describes it…) with really subtle shimmer. The shimmer really makes this polish.

As usual with PISTOL polish, the formula is fantastic. I used 2 coats in my swatches.

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  1. I’m with you on the choice of radiant orchid being the color of the year. Not a color I ever gravitate towards. I do however like its companion. Ive never owned a Pistol Polish, but your pics definitely temp me. Mostly an OPI girl, but I have strayed a few times.

    1. I just really can’t get behind radiant orchid.

      Coppers on the Chase is really great. A perfect neutral!

      There are definitely brands I gravitate towards but it’s fun to explore other brands sometimes 🙂

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