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Feelin’ Green

Last night I decided to try out a color I rarely wear, despite having several different brands and shades: Green. I chose a Bright almost neon green from my birthday stash: Sally Hansen Green With Envy. Here it is with 2 coats and a coat of Seche Vite (sorry, this was before clean up!) Also please forgive the bad lighting. I polish my nails after the kids are in bed and this was taken in my badly lit kitchen around midnight.

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As with the Caribbean Coral, the formula was smooth and buttery. Went on like a dream and is fully opaque in 2
coats. No streaking or bubbling, even with thick coats. I know some of you don’t like drugstore brands, but as far as they go, this is one of the best. Although I have to be honest, you have to be careful with removal or it will stain your skin.

I loved the color on it’s own, but decided it needed something to make it pop. I grabbed my craft scissors, taped off the sides of my nails, and added some funky waves using Orly Liquid Vinyl. Here is the result:

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I did try to get some pictures in direct sunlight as opposed to just natural light, but the Seche Vite just created big shiny spots and the color didn’t show well with all that blinding shine.

So far, I’m really diggin this Mani. Green is such a fun color!

Happy Polishing!
-Kimber

Today’s Mani! Lubu Heels

I have a good stash of unworn
polish, so I decided it was time to start tapping into those. Today I chose China Glaze “Lubu Heels”. I wasn’t sold on this polish until I got it on my nails. The idea of gorgeous red glitter in a black jelly base was too irresistible to pass up, but I wasn’t sure it would look half as good on my nails as it does in the bottle. I was pleasantly surprised! Pictures do not do it justice. It is just impossible to capture the glittery red goodness. I played with different lighting but none of these really shows the true beauty of this polish! This is Lubu Heels inside using my flash. It did manage to capture some of the red, but
still doesn’t do it justice.

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Indoors in normal lighting:

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And outside..I had hoped the camera would capture the glitter in sunlight, but it just wouldn’t.

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This is one of those polishes that you have to experience. I have yet to see a swatch that does it justice.

Application was a dream! It goes on smoothly (it is a jelly after all!) and dried quickly. I used 2 generous coats here, but a third wouldn’t hurt if you’re using thinner coats.

My nails aren’t long enough to try the “Lubu Manicure”, but I’m toying with the idea of adding French tips in Milani’s Ruby Jewel.

Overall this polish is awesome! I give it 4 out of 5 stars, since I wish the glitter was a touch more visible.

Happy Polishing!
-Kimber