I am a total sucker for movies or TV shows with Sherlock Holmes.  I don’t even know when it started, but I watch pretty much anything Sherlock related that has come out in recent years (I haven’t watched any of the old Sherlock Holmes movies from the 30s, mostly because Basil Rathbone kind of creeps me out).  I adore the British TV series Sherlock with Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman.  I watched a trailer for the new TV series Elementary and I have to say that my interest is definitely piqued (Watson is totally a girl!).

Maybe I can trace this back to the Sherlock Holmes movie starring Robert Downey Jr.  I know, I know, that movie came out a whopping three years ago, but it was just so darn engaging that it reminded me how much I enjoy Sherlock and Watson as characters (I always loved Disney’s take on Sherlock in The Great Mouse Detective).  What really made this version work for me were the actors.  I must admit that I was a little nervous about Jude Law as Watson, but holy cow, he was perfect!  I thought he and Robert Downey Jr. had amazing chemistry.  I mean, Robert Downey Jr. being fantastic was a given, but Jude Law, Rachel McAdams, and Mark Strong (who just does creepy so well) were also extraordinary.

For those of you who have seen the movie, you know that Mark Strong’s character, Lord Blackwell, turns London upside down by returning from the dead.  His ultimate plan is to kill off all the members of Parliament that are not loyal to him.  This would allow him to restore his own type of order in the midst of the chaos.  And of course, Sherlock’s job is to stop him.

Because of this, a nail polish called Disorder (from the Color Addict collection) seemed like a natural fit.  To be honest, I have always been a little hesitant to put dark or extreme nail polish on my fingernails.  I think it stems from a bad navy blue polish experience in 8th grade, but I digress.  Recently, I have decided that I quite like the look of dark polish on my nails, so I saw this gray polish with gold flecks and I thought, why not?

I quite liked this polish.  It is thick and coats well, but it didn’t seem like it took forever to dry.  The gold flecks are subtle, but they add a bit of femininity to the gray base of the polish.  Overall, I was quite impressed with LA Girl Color Addict’s Disorder.  ~E

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