I have been wanting this nail polish for such a long time, and when Sephora gave me a 10% coupon when they renewed my VIB status, I decided now was the time.
I should preface this by saying I have one other NARS nail polish, Jungle Red. I found it at TJMaxx a few years back as part of a gift set that at one time included a lipstick (someone had pilfered it; luckily I already had Jungle Red!) and an eyeliner (which was intact). It's a great nail polish; a beautiful red cream that lasts and lasts without chipping. That being said, I hadn't quite been able to bring myself to pay the full $18 for a second NARS nail polish, even though I'd been very impressed with the formula.
Rouge Andalou caught my eye for its uniqueness. I love red nail polishes, and Rouge Andalou isn't just any red; it's a coral red with a shimmery metallic finish. It's described as "Candy Apple Red" on Sephora's website, but I'd say it definitely has a lot more orange in it than a true candy apple red would. It lasted on my nails for a full five days before chipping (three is about average for me) with base and top coat, and was nearly opaque after one coat, although I used two for good measure. Unfortunately, I didn't take pictures right away, so there are a couple of chips in the following photographs. I'm so sorry! But I couldn't *not* show you guys this lovely polish, and I have so many untrieds I knew I wouldn't get around to this again anytime soon (it was my second manicure in a row with Rouge Andalou; I never do that!).
Summary: I love this color, and the formula is top notch; easy to work with, completely opaque in two coast, and long-wearing. If I could have a lipstick in this color and finish, I think my life would be complete. I have to say, sometimes after I have wanted something for so long, it pales in comparison to what I'd imagined it would be like. Not so in this case; I am so glad I finally picked it up, and I have no regrets! I'd buy it again (and recommend it to others) in a heartbeat. It's eye-catching and beautiful, and I can see wearing this year-round. New favorite nail polish? Yes! At least for now.