Evergreen

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!

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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.

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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.

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About nevertoomuchglitter

Nail artist. Wanderer. I'm a color-holic, in fact, it was my love of color that brought me to the nail art world. Well, that, and the fact I was too cheap to pay crazy Japanese prices for nail polish while living in Tokyo, so I had to start mixing my own. That's how NTMG began.
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8 Responses to Evergreen

  1. kachihadashi says:

    I love this franken! Green + sparkles + purple shimmer = awesomeness!
    Sorry about the typhoon 😦 How bad is it? I live in Kyoto now and the weather forecast said it will arrive here tomorrow, so I’m a little worried… It’s my first storm here in Japan^^

    Oh, and can you please post a picture of a bottle of gradation liquid? I want to try it, but my Japanese isn’t so great, so I probably won’t recognise it when I see it in a shop xD Arigatou!

    Have a nice day!

  2. Kirsten says:

    I actually think Liz over at http://iceomaticsnails.blogspot.com/2009/10/franken-fun-hunky-chunky-and-its-muse.html did a very good job.
    It is everything funky chunky wants to be and more.

  3. Annabelle says:

    I love the macro shot!! It looks like a purple-green rainbow.=]

  4. Lucy says:

    Very pretty Jen! I like the wheat decals. Hope your doing okay during the typhoon. The weather doesn’t seem to be very good in many countries.

    • nevertoomuchglitter says:

      Thanks Lucy! The typhoon was a bit of a letdown- I was hoping for a day off of work, but instead it was bright and sunny! I guess it’s better that way, but since we never get snow days in Tokyo, I was hoping for a typhoon day!

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