Nail class rolls on, and my poor nails have been buffed, filed and tortured as we all practice on each other. Sort of like nurses, who I’ve heard have to practice injections on each other. (I would die- hats off to all you medical professionals out there!)
Since my nails are in a pretty sorry state, I have decided to show you all what I have deemed the World’s Ugliest Nail Polish. It’s the ugliest commercial color from a major brand I can remember seeing in my nail polish career to date. It’s an oldie, but not a goodie. It’s Maybelliene Emerald Water, which is not green, despite the name. It turns my nails exactly the color they naturally turn when I am really cold- a hideous blue/purple tinged wash of color that looks really diseased. The first three coats didn’t look like anything, here it is with 4 coats.
I can’t even remember how this polish wound up in my stash- I think I must have gotten in a swap, since Maybelliene is not cruelty free and I wouldn’t have purchased it. I don’t even know what I’d call this finish- syrup? I do like transparent polishes when they’re more pigmented, but this is just too transparent to work with. Who thought this was a good idea?
It appears that Chanel also got into the weird syrup-polish action a while back and even they weren’t able to do a good job on it. I’m sure they cost a bomb, but even an expensive designer brand can’t make this look or formula work.
I thought about experimenting with it for gradient looks on myself, but it’s too sheer even for that. You’d probably have to build up 7-8 layers to get enough color, and even my trusty Seche Vite can’t dry that much polish down.
What’s the ugliest nail polish you’ve ever seen? I’m not taking about those recently popular hideous retro-kind of browns, but a shade that looks awful on everyone? Anyone have a shade that can compete with this one on the ugly front?