Friday, November 12, 2010

NotD – Preening in Green

This is so not my month. I’ve been sick and sporadically almost-healthy since late October, I can’t seem to sleep like a relatively normal person (seriously, I slept through most of today), and I haven’t really started to prepare for my presentation (which is scheduled for the 26th). Yay.
Therefore: more green nail polish, applied speedily, ‘casue technicall morning already. Sorry about the gross dry cuticles and horrible clean-up today. Nothing would cooperate. *whines*

Here’s what I used:

  • NailTek Intensive Therapy II
  • Sally Hansen Diamond Strength
  • Catrice Ultimate Nail Lacquer 340 Run Forest Run!
  • Maybelline Colorama glossy nail color 23 dark chocolate
  • Seche Vite
  • essence matt top coat

I started with applying one coat of each base coat, followed by three coats of Run Forest Run! and one of Seche Vite.

Run Forest Run! is a basic deep leafy green. I love this gorgeous crème polish, but you could easily find a similar shade from other brands, for example Orly Wandering Vine is just a tad darker, but otherwise identical. Run Forest Run! is nicely pigmented, two coats are almost perfect, though I prefer to wear three.
This polish applies smoothly and is almost perfectly even in one coat. It’s a bit runny, so be careful not to flood your cuticles. The only real issue I had was the drying time, I gave my first two coats plenty of time and still managed to almost destroy one nail. The brush on the other hand is flat and lovely.

Here’s Run Forest Run! in two coats without top coat:

And here’s Run Forest Run! in three coats with Seche Vite:

Then I added some brown by painting roughly half of each nail in dark chocolate. I didn’t want to add any glitter or sparkle today, so instead I partially painted the nails with matt top coat.

Both colours look lovely in matte, don’t they?

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