This one is more Christmas-like than I had intended, but it’s a fun and sparkly color. I’ve been disappointed with the forest greens that are almost black, like OPI’s Here Today, Aragon Tomorrow. I do love deep green, but not when it’s virtually indistinguishable from black.
This is a very easy franken- it’s China Glaze Watermelon Rind with a pea-sized amount of MAC Reflects Teal glitter. The polish is already a glass-flecked finish, but the MAC iridescent microglitter really adds some sparkle-tacularity to it. I have the full-sized jar of this glitter, and even I haven’t used it up yet! When you add glitter, do a tiny bit at a time and remember that smaller glitter is better. Medium can be do-able, but chunky is really tough to pull off both in terms of texture and wearability.
Even Deborah Lippmann couldn’t quite get the super-chunky glitter right- anyone have a bottle of that Funky Chunky? I’m sorry, I read the explanation of how it’s a new style nail polish and meant to evoke images of couture fashion, etc. but I haven’t seen it look good on anyone. If you want a chunky sequined look, paint your nails first and then sprinkly the chunky bits (glitter, sequins, confetti, etc.) on while the base color is still wet. Add a topcoat and go!
Two coats- the base color hasn’t changed too much, but there’s a depth and sparkle to it, especially in the light. We’re smack dab in the middle of a typhoon right now, so I haven’t seen the sun for days.
I added some wheat-type decals to it in an attempt to look more autumnal. Hmm, not really an improvement but at least my nails don’t look quite so much like Christmas.