Mr. Carinae and I are firm believers in the Karen Walker School of Thinking: Drinking during the holidays. So amateur.
However, just because we don’t go drinking on that particular day, it doesn’t mean we don’t enjoy the festivities that go on. I’m very early on these, but I wanted a little green on my Tuesday before I jaunt off to yoga class.
I showed you NFU Oh #65 last week…this is its way cool, lightly greener, but not meaner sister to #66.
Again, my only complaint about this is the odd application and the inability for it to be even remotely easy to work with. Drying time is like #65 – fast. Incredibly fast. Zippily fast. Well, you get the idea.
This is a green that I like to use over some colors. It’s sheer and you may have seen me use it over a color in a swatch I did a while back. I’d link it, but I am feeling too lazy to cut and paste. It’s a little after midnight here and momma’s off to bed!
Hope you like this magical green…Happy Monday!
This shade shot makes me vaguely think of St. Patrick’s Day – what do you think?
Anyway, this fabulous green glitter…where can I start? From the first stroke…well, first let me back pedal a moment: I am currently in the Bay Area and I know Wicked is closing in the beginning of September. I saw it back in May with my BFF Judi and the lyrics have been stuck in my head (interspersed with some Metallica, the Smiths, Madonna and the Dixie Chicks – don’t ask). Anyway, as I was putting this on this color, some lyrics from Wicked ran through my head:
“Have another drink, my dark-eyed beauty
I’ve got one more night left, here in town
So have another drink of green elixir
And we’ll have ourselves a little mixer
Have another swallow, little lady,
And follow me down…”
Ok, so for some reason, this color reminded me of the green elixir from Wicked. Yes, my dorkdom knows absolutely NO bounds. But for you Wicked fans (or stans) out there, I don’t think it’s much of a stretch, is it?
Formula: dried fast, but was pretty sheer. These are 3 coats of the color on my nail. I do like this and I will be wearing it for Halloween. Heck, forget Halloween…just going to start now. 😉
This color practically glowed in the shade. It was a bit mystical but oh so lovely.
The sun couldn’t even dim the glow.
While this has a black jelly base, the glitter has some wonderful play that couldn’t be captured…but if you ever do decide to get this you will definitely NOT be let down.
You can click the thumbnail for a bigger picture, which in turn will take you to a slightly bigger version. If you click on the slightly bigger version, it will take you to the original size of the photo which is pretty darn hyoooooge. The disadvantage to that you will see my bad cuticles. 🙁
While you can’t see it, there is some wonderful green, blue, gold and orange play in the glitter. You can see the green and blue at the base of the bottle in the shade shot. Then on my nails in the picture above, you see the gold and orange come into play.
The sun washed out the shot…rather, the angle of which I let the sun hit my nails washed it out. I had a very blurry one that showed the colors in all their glory. I should’ve kept that one. Grrr…