Posts Tagged ‘Green’

Depend – 2036 Ocean Green

Friday, December 14th, 2012

Today I only have some photos shot with flash to show you for Holo Friday, but I hope they will do anyway. This is one of Depend’s holographic polishes, number 2036 with the name Ocean Green, though I think it looks more aqua/blue. I know I’m quite late to the party with trying these out, but I just haven’t got around to it until now. It was pretty sheer so I had to use four coats, next time I’ll definitely be using it for layering.

I love the color of this polish, and the holo effect is really nice:

I have been a bad blogger lately, work is still taking up a lot of time an energy for me so the photos I’ve taken are just stacking up. I hope I’ll get around to produce some more posts soon!

I wish you all a wonderful weekend!

Essence – Walk On The Wild Side

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

Here’s a real beauty from Essence, the dark mossy green Walk On The Wild Side. It contains shimmer in a lighter green shade, and there’s also a hint of gold in there that you can see in the last photo. This is two coats, the formula was a little on the thick side, but if you just have enough polish on the brush it’s fine. I then added a coat of Seche Vite as usual.

I just love the new bottles that Essence have, with caps that coordinate with the color of the polish.

The last photo is taken with flash, and you can see some tiny gold specks there.

I really liked this, it feels like a perfect polish for Fall!

Models Own – Golden Green

Sunday, November 18th, 2012

Golden Green from Models Own (the Beetlejuice collection) is a polish that I hadn’t tried until a couple of months ago. I don’t understand why I waited so long, it’s gorgeous! As the name implies the base color is a golden green, and it shifts to a deep grassy green. This is three or four coats with Seche Vite on top.

My cuticles looks awful on these photos so I’ve tried to blur them a little, don’t know if it did much of a difference though.

I’ll definitely be wearing this one again!

Cactus’ Nail Polish – Magnesium

Friday, November 9th, 2012

It’s that day of the week again, Holo Friday!

The third polish I decided to try from Cactus’ Nail Polish was Magnesium, which is a cool green shade. I applied two thicker coats of this, and it dried super quick. There is no top coat on the photos, you may notice that it looks a little matte. It has a beautiful scattered holographic effect, I tried my best to capture it in the morning sun:

I’m a real sucker for greens like these!

Color Club – Metamorphosis

Thursday, October 4th, 2012

I was only supposed to be missing in action for the weekend, but that turned into two weeks apparently. I have loads of work right now so I’ve fallen behind on the blogging at the moment. I’ll probably be behind on comments for yet another week, sorry!

At least I found some photos that I have already edited of Color Club Metamorphosis. It’s the only polish I have so far from the Take Wing collection, and it’s a beautiful teal shimmer with a tiny purple shift. When I had worn IsaDora Opposites Attract for a few days I decided to layer Metamorphosis on top. I think I only did one or two cats so that the magnetic pattern would still be noticeable.

And this is the result:

You can see a subtle green pattern shining through here.

In this angle some of the purple shift shows up.

I really liked this, the purple was more visible than I thought it would be, even if its far from being duochrome.

IsaDora – Opposites Attract

Friday, September 21st, 2012

I recently tried my first magnetic polish, am I late to the party or what? Opposites Attract is a green shimmery shade and is part of IsaDoras Magnetic Nails line. I love the color of this, and I really like the look of the magnetic effect. Though this was my first try so it could probably look better.

I started off with one coat that I let dry for a little while, and then I added a second one and held the magnet as close as I could for about 10-15 seconds. This is the final result with some top coat on:

The light and dark shifts are really beautiful.

I don’t know if the top coat made the pattern blurry or if it was like that before, but I still like how it looks. I think it looks like the shifts in a Tiger eye stone, and I love those!

I wish you all a wonderful weekend, I’ll be a bit busy so my replies may take longer than usual.

Models Own – Emerald Black with Extras

Monday, September 17th, 2012

I’m still digging around my old photos, and found this manicure from last year. Models Own Emerald Black is a very dark emerald green, hence the name. I’m pretty sure I did three coats. It’s definitely the least duochrome polish from the Beetlejuice collection, but you can get some blue to show in some angles.

Here you can see the blue tone in a more extreme angle. In most cases it will just look green, but that’s not so bad since it’s a beautiful green.


I decided to spice it up a little, so I added a coat or two of the flakie polish Nfu Oh 52, which has similar color shifts in green and blue. Beware of pic spam!

Here you can start to see some of the blue tones in the flakies and shimmer, in the next two photos with sunlight you can see even more of the blue shift:

This is me trying to do an Alizarine again, but my pinky just can’t pull it off.

Shame on me for not showing this earlier!

China Glaze – Surfin’ For Boys & I’m With The Lifeguard

Thursday, August 9th, 2012

As I wrote in my previous post I got my new polishes just before I was going away on a trip, so I decided that a couple of them could accompany me on that. I chose to wear Surfin’ For Boys on my tips, and I’m With The Lifeguard on my toes.

I found the formula to be a little thick, but I thought it looked OK after two coats. There was a tiny bit of VNL but it didn’t bother me at all. They dried to a semi-matte finish and I added a coat of Seche Vite on top.

Surfin’ For Boys is an insane neon coral shade with shimmer, I don’t have anything like it in my stash.

This shade was really hard to capture on photo! It’s a bright red coral, I think I got close enough on these photos.


And on to my toes. I try to keep them at a safe distance from you so you won’t get a foot shock =)

I’m With The Lifeguard is a shimmery green neon, and I think the color looks pretty accurate here:

A perfect color for your toesies!

China Glaze – Gaga for Green

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

I was pleasantly surprised by this polish. I thought it would be hard to apply and greens like these aren’t really my favorite, but I ended up loving it! Gaga for Green is a medium soft grassy green, with a formula that I guess is somewhere between a regular creme and a jelly. I applied three coats and then Seche Vite on top. Here’s a couple of shots of it in the sun:

There’s a tiny bit of VNL but it didn’t bother me at all.

I’ll definitely be wearing this one again!

Holo Layering with Milani Hi-Tech

Friday, May 4th, 2012

It’s past dinner time here so I’ll just throw in a quickie today for Holo Friday. It’s one uneven coat of Milani Hi-Tech on top of China Glaze Gaga For Green (I’ll show that one on it’s own some other time). Green and happy! I was in a hurry when I did this so it’s not the polish’s fault =)