As I usually do with a new polish, I first did a basic application:
- LOOK by BIPA Stop Split Vitamin Booster
- CND Ridge Out
- NYX Nails NP 30 Jungle (3 coats)
- Seche Vite
In the bottle Jungle looks like a dark forest green with gold shimmer: pretty, but not like it would be amazing on the nail. When I applied the first coat, however, it was more of a blueish green and the shimmer rather silvery. Instant love!
This polish is quite runny, the first coat showed some brush marks, but it was even after the second coat. I stopped after three coats, but as you'll see in the picture, Jungle was nowhere near opaque at that point. One thing that annoyed me: Seche Vite and Jungle dry well together, but there is plenty of shrinkage. Because I capped my nails the tips are not bare, but the polish looks much thinner.
As I loved the colour so much, I decided to do a very subtle Konad pattern and to add a few rhinestones. I used image plate m3 and Konad's Princess Polish in Silver to stamp stars onto every nail. Then I applied Konad's top coat, pressed star-shaped rhinestones onto the biggest star on three nails and sealed them in with a coat of Seche Vite.
Turned out very nicely, I think:
Overall, NYX Jungle is great: smooth application and beautiful colour. But if you dislike semi-sheer finishes you might want to apply an opaque polish in a similar shade first. This is my only NYX polish, but I think that might change!
Have you tried anything by NYX?