I went to the Sally's in the fancy pants section of town last Friday looking for the fall FingerPaints. While I was in the process of cleaning out their display (FingerPaints B2G1? CHALLENGE ACCEPTED.), I noticed this polish in the Nina Ultra Pro core display and thought the color was unique enough to merit taking it home with me.
I do love the color a lot. I was afraid it would merely look grey on my confusing skintone, but I'm pleased to report that it doesn't. Now forgive me, since describing colors has never been one of my strong suits, but here: it's a cool charcoal blue-grey with a cool touch of purple, making it different from Nina Never Glum Plum (and Essie Smokin' Hot). Later when I'm in a comparison mood, I'll pull out Zoya Kelly, Misa Office Polish-tics, and Essie Smokin' Hot to show y'all what's what. Sound good?
Ink-Ling is one of those trendy smoked-out shades that seems to be super popular among this year's fall collections, but like I said, I don't have anything like it. The name truly fits, as it reminds me of india ink. And once you thin the crap out of it, I honestly think that for a price of $3.79 (that's with a Sally card), you can't beat this.
Nina is a brand that doesn't get a lot of love for some reason. There's a few new colors in the core display at Sally's, though clearly they weren't remarkable enough for me to remember them, haha. Do you have any favorites? I adore Salsa, despite actually never having worn it yet, but I'm working on that!