Friday, May 28, 2010

Green Nail Polish

My favorite shade of nail polish is green. Which is odd because my absolute favorite color is red. Currently I have just as many green polishes as I do red and I thought I would show off some of the ones I have swatches for.

The first one I am going to show I have a lot to talk about...It's an OPI Suede called Here Today… Aragon Tomorrow. I have the original color in my collection but I have yet to take a picture of it when I've worn it. But it is an extremely dark black green creme that looks nothing like it's Suede counterpart. This version is a sparkly matte and the application is amazing!

Here it is in the sun with two coats.

And here it is in the shade.

Next, I want to show you what it looks like glossed with a top coat.

Now before I purchased this I didn't even think about that I might possibly have a dupe for this and once I put it on last night I automatically could tell this was a very close cousin to Zoya Veruschka.

On my left two fingers is OPI Suede - Here Today… Aragon Tomorrow and on my right two fingers is Zoya - Veruschka

To most people they look almost exactly the same. I think Veruschka on the right has more sparkle and is more pigmented but just barely. If I was going to recommenced one over the other it would be the OPI Suede. The brush is much better, the formula is way better and it is not gloopy.

Here is a full swatch of Zoya Veruschka

And another swatch with a top coat gloss.

This is OPI - Damone Roberts 1968 and it can only be purchased at a Damone Roberts salon but your able to order it for there online store. It's a creamy mint shade. I did this with three coats.

I have a similar shade of mint green. It's an OPI called Hey! Get in Lime! from the 2006 Brights Collection.

Here is Zoya Ivanka from the Spring 2010 Sparkle Collection. It's a very beautiful polish color and the sparkle of the glitter is amazing.

OPI - Green-wich Village is from the Brights Summer 2008 Collection

Sinful Colors - Show Me the Way

Essence - All Access (I purchased this in Switzerland in Summer 2009 but it's a German company)

OPI - At Your Quebec & Call is from the Canadian Collection of Fall 2004

OPI - Jade is the New Black is from the Hong Kong Collection Spring 2010

These are all the green polishes I own.

Green One (Click to see which colors are what)
Green Two

Sunday, May 2, 2010

OPI Lucky Lucky Lavender & Sally Hansen Hidden Treasure

I've disappeared for a month now. Things were getting very hectic in my life. I finally finished off my spring semester at college. So I guess I am a Senior now. Not sure for how long as I am transferring and one of the two schools I've looked at will only accept up to 67 credits.

I am going to be showing you another polish from the OPI Hong Kong Collection that I recently purchased. It's called Lucky Lucky Lavender and it's a very light lavender that sometimes shows a bit pink. The best part is that it's very pigmented and can cover in two coats!

Next, I have a new Sally Hansen polish. I spent a lot of time looking for this pretty top coat. I finally found it at the fifth store I went to. It is actually a Tracy Reese for Sally Hansen collection for Spring 2010 and it is called Hidden Treasure. The main reason for why I bought this was to use it as a top coat to add character to my mani's. It's a bit gold based and has flakes in it which creates a sort of Opal affect.

This is with two coats of Hidden Treasure...