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Autumnal Green for Winter

So. This has been a long time coming. πŸ˜› Both in that I’m showing a polish that I was so excited to get, but which somehow lounged about my untrieds drawer for over two years. And in it being my first post in nearly two weeks. :O

Seriously though, I’ve been so busy I haven’t turned on my home computer in all that time and I think I’ve changed my polish only once.

Here’s Mavala Bronze Green.

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Perfect at two coats this is a dusky muted military green creme with tons of bright dark green shimmer.

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Beautiful. And unique in my collection when I got it and still. πŸ™‚

MLV.

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I went cross country skiing this weekend for the first time in years and there seemed to be a convention of huskies there. So cute!

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Not-So-Green Cremes Comp.

I love green polish. You know that, of course. πŸ˜‰ Today, I’m showing and comparing some of my favourite muted, or slightly “off” greens.

Mavala Bronze Green, Models Own Grace Green, Essie Sew Psyched, Make Up Store Maria

All pretty different and totally awesome. Bronze Green and Sew Psyched have a hidden shimmer that looks awesome in sunshine. I think colour-wise, Maria is the most interesting of these though… it’s unlike anything I have or have seen.

Which is your favourite?

V.

Nude Drapes

I’m back to Alix Avien land with this fabulous little champagne foil — Alix Avien No 008. Sometimes, I get such a craving for these types of subtle polishes.

Two coats and perfect application.

And then, after a few hours of wearing something as simple as this, I need to upgrade. This time I decided to create a sort of barely there wallpaper or drapes effect with BM and Mavala’s Smoky Blue.

I like. πŸ™‚

V.

Smoky Blue

Attacking my pile of untrieds still. So, Mavala’s Smoky Blue. Much excitement for the polish as it looks fascinating in the bottle — a darkish muted blue with bright blue small glitter pieces. I was totally expecting the glitter pieces to be sparse but there on the nail. You know, coming to life when the sun hits etc.

The application and drying time of this polish are amazing. Super smooth and highly pigmented formula with lighting dry time.Β  Hate the cap though. It’s too small and very difficult to hold while painting your nails.

Back to the polish itself:

I suppose if you squint hard enough you can see the small glitter pieces in the middle of the nail where the light hits just right. But that’s because I shoved my hand into a lamp. πŸ˜›

It’s just a creme in most lights, including bright direct sunlight.

Which would still be fine. But it chipped. Bad. In less than 2o hrs (majority of which I was asleep). I had half-a-nail chunks missing from three nails before I even got home from work.

Seriously. I could deal with no-sparkle, but chipping is a NO.

I suppose it’ll still work for stamping with its one-coat mega-pigment. Better luck tomorrow! πŸ™‚

V.

Swedish Haul!

You’d think in a city with that many stores, I could find more polish… But really, I concentrated solely on polishes I cannot get here. And I’m totally not used to the small size of Swedish (and European) polishes combined withΒ  their price tag.Β  They’re freakin’ tiny! Really pretty though! πŸ™‚

Here’s what I got:

From left to right: Mavala Green Bronze, Mavala Smoky Blue, Depend White Crackle, Depend Red Crackle, Depend No 210, Depend No 041, Depend No 209, Snowcrystal No 446, H&M No Mambo Jambo, H&M Moody Model, H&M Blue My Mind

Obviously, still fond of mostly blue and green. πŸ™‚

V.

p.s. And my mani held up absolutely perfectly!