"Purple with gold shimmer? YES PLEASE." This was what went through my head when I bought L.A. Girl Color Addict in Intoxicate. I actually picked this up before Delirious, because it looked so pretty in the bottle.
After swatching Delirious, I had high hopes for Intoxicate. I thought the bottle would translate exactly the same on nails. It turns out I shouldn't make assumptions. It may be because of the red-based purple, but on the nail the shimmer takes on a copper tone rather than gold. Or the gold shimmer just isn't as prominent as it is in the bottle.
I still like it and all, but its not as gorgeous as Delirious. In some lights/angles it does look super gold, but generally just coppery shimmer.
Two coats for opacity, and the pictures are with Sally Hansen Mega Shine Topcoat. The topcoat brings out the shimmer a little more, otherwise the polish looks pretty flat.
PS. Excuse the messy application (as in the polish all over my cuticles). I did clean it up after the photos. I think.
PPS. Gotta love scheduled posts. When this goes up, I'll be slaving away at work. Yes, I'm working until 9pm.