The Polish Addict’s First Anniversary!: Vipera – 558

I’m ashamed to say this but I totally forgot about the first anniversary of this blog coming up. If it hadn’t been for my thoughtful friend and reader, Kyosuke, I would have forgotten completely – I’ve just been so swamped with life lately, I apologize.

In any case, I thought for this special post I would reflect a bit on what this blog means to me personally. I started The Polish Addict last year during the final examination period. I’m a notorious productive procrastinator (I procrastinate by doing everything other than the thing I’m supposed to be doing) and this site was just the newest project in a long line of things I invented to absorb my study time. I never expected that this site would become as popular as it has become but I am so glad that I endeavored to write it. This site has enriched my life, truly. I have made so many wonderful friends along the way. I thought the best way to celebrate this anniversary would be to show you guys a polish sent to me by one of the amazing people I had the pleasure of encountering through blogging. My friend and reader Magda sent me this polish all the way from Poland.


This picture just doesn’t do this color any justice at all. Vipera 558 is green micro glitter suspended in black transparent polish. The shimmer is extremely complex and gives the polish a stunning multi-dimensional depth. It flashes different shades of green and copper. Honestly, 558 is one of the most beautiful polishes I have ever seen. The application was flawless. I don’t know much about this brand. I haven’t encountered it in the United States so I’m assuming it’s only available in Central Europe.


28 Responses to “The Polish Addict’s First Anniversary!: Vipera – 558”

  1. styrch Says:

    Wow, that polish is fantastic! Happy Anniversary! :)

  2. Allegra Says:

    Happy Anniversary! I love the color of the green glitter!

  3. Lina-Elvira Says:

    Happy Anniversary! :) Wow that’s a very intriguing polish, I’ve never seen it in UK so probably i Eastern Europe brand :) But I don’t care – I wants it!

  4. Jason Says:

    Has in only been a year? Wow, Happy Anniversary PA!

    Thank you for the many hours of swatching and posting, your great articles and discussions, and for opening my eyes to many new, different and wonderfully colorful ways to enjoy this hobby!
    I truly enjoy the opportunity to share this interest with you and your many followers and fans too. Please – keep it going!!!

    Beautiful color! Perfect way to celebrate your anniversary. \o/ :)

  5. Lucy Says:

    Happy Anniversary to you! I understand your procrastination. I sometimes do the same, everything but what I’m supposed to do. Love that nail polish. What a beautiful color and finish. Glad to read you again. You’ve been missed and I hope things go well for you.

  6. Zaz Says:

    Happy Anniversary! :)

  7. Marsha Smith Says:

    Congratulations on the first anniversary! Yours was the first one I started reading and is still the one I go to first. That is some wild polish you’re posting today, too.

  8. Silverin Says:

    Happy Anniversary!

  9. Kyosuke Says:

    *Proud friend* ^^

    Thanks a lot Stephanie, and I’m glad you’re always here. Life goes above all, so it’s okay and I doubt someone would ever complain anyway ^^

    And a green polish for the anniversary, is like a gift to me, I kinda love almost every green :p

    Thanks my dear <3

  10. Molly Says:

    Congrats on your anniversary! :)

  11. Chandni Says:

    Happy Anniversary!

    That polish is simply stunning – and from what blogs I’ve read from you, you must be holding it close. It looks excellent on your nails!

  12. Polish Earthgirl Says:

    I am amazed by this color!! The shade of green really works well with this fabulous glitter!

  13. Jamie Says:

    Happy Anniversary! Thank you for all your wonderful postings — I check this blog regularly and I’m always so happy to see the beautiful new polishes.

  14. MrsKiwiYeti Says:

    Thanks and congrats on such a fabulous blog! That green polish is stunning!!! Hats off to you, Magda. I love thoughtful people!!!

  15. dicey1 Says:

    Wow! Congrats & Happy Anniversary! You do such a good job I’d thought you’d been around a few years. Keep it up! love it

  16. sakura Says:

    Happy Birthday and a very very long life to your blog :-)

  17. mochachoc Says:

    ‘Productive procastinator’ I love that. I wish I had thought about that all those years ago when I would do anything other than study. Even now in my mid 40′s I haven’t overcome this trait. So now I know what to say to myself instead of beating myself up (well not really I’ve learned to accept all my foibles). Congratulations. You always provide entertainment as well as info. I do my nails while reading your blog. Then I get frustrated that my application NEVER, never I tell you, look as good as yours. Keep blogging girl you’re good at it.

  18. Iyoe Says:

    Happy Anniversary!

    This is my first comment for you.
    I always enjoy reading your posts.

    I’m looking forward to your blog in the future.

  19. Olaola Says:

    Happy Anniversary, Stephanie & The Blog! :) I just wanted to say I’ve stumbled upon your blog today for the first time and absolutely love it – what a great read, and the pictures are fantastic! I’d like to include it the blog roll on my site, if that’s ok with you!
    Incidentally, I am Polish too and have one or two Vipera polishes; it is a Polish brand and I think it’s only available there. If anything, they might export it to Czech Republic or Slovakia or places like that, I am pretty sure it’s not sold in the USA and absolutely positive you can’t get it in the UK as I currently reside there…

    Aaanyway, as I said, lovely blog – keep up the good work!:)

  20. Mollie Says:

    Happy Anniversary! And wow I love that color!

    Glitter and metallic is very hot for this spring! Check this out too!

  21. melli Says:

    Happy Anniversary! Keep up the great work, and know that you have a lot of loyal fans!

  22. mary Says:

    Congratulations on your anniversary! I always enjoy your blog and I love that Vipera polish. A really unique and beautiful polish. Keep up the hard work on your blog, you have a lot of appreciative fans :)

  23. Ninarz Says:

    It’s interesting how these various polishes effect the perceived shape of your nails. I know your nails are longer in this pic than they were in the previous post. But, you can see how glittery polishes elongate the nail making it look straight and narrow. More opaque polishes make your nails look flatter and wider.

  24. Penny Says:

    Happy Anniversary! Here’s hoping that this is the first of many many many!

    Hope everything’s going well with you and that you will update soon! You have been sorely missed. :)

  25. Sanna Says:

    Happy Anniversary! One year-where did it go?:P
    OMG That polish looks AMAZING! I think I just died a little! :)

  26. Nancy Says:

    *sings anniversary song from the Flintstones*
    I love your blog, and give you the honorable award of starting me on my NP obsession!
    Best wishes and awesome green!

  27. Steph Says:

    Styrch – Thank you!

    Allegra – : ) Thanks!

    Lina-Elvira – Thank you! We’ll have to hunt some of these down to pass around. : )

    Jason – Thank you so much!

    Lucy – : ) I miss you guys too. It’s only a little longer now.

    Zaz – Thanks!

    Marsha – <3

    Silverin – Thank you!

    Kyosuke – : )

    Moly – Thank you! : )

    Chadni – lol I am! Thank you!

    Polish Earth Girl – It’s great isn’t it!

    Jamie – Thank you : )

    Mrs. Kiwi Yeti – lol love the screen name. : ) And yes, Magda is very kind.

    Dicey – Thank you : )

    Sakura – Thank you!!

    Mochachoc – : ) Thank you, and I’ve sure your nails look fabulous.

    Iyoe – Thank you! Comment more often too. : )

    Olaola – Totally okay. : )

    Mollie – Thank you!

    Melli – : ) That makes me very happy.

    Mary – <3 Thank you!

    Ninarz – Yea, I think that’s true for the most part.

    Penny – <3 I’m so sorry about the sporadic updates. Life has been getting in the way of blogging lately. Lol.

    Sanna – : ) I knew you would love this one. Lol.

    Nancy – Welcome to the dark side lol. : )

  28. mochachoc Says:

    Ninarz what an interesting observation

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