Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Koh - Medeter Green

I'm a girl that loves her greens (on her nails more so than in her dinner, but I digress), so when my dear aunt gave me this polish I was quite excited to give it a go. That she gave it to me back in December is besides the point entirely - I got around to it, didn't I?

Anywho, today I bring you Medeter Green, another polish by Koh. It's a lovely colour that my pictures really don't do any justice; I'll blame the lack of proper sunlight for that one. It really is quite a stunner in real life, but alas. It has a jelly finish that - as you can see in the picture - doesn't lend itself to perfect opaqueness. The above photo has 3 coats applied and a top coat.

On the right there with OPI's Greenwich Village to show you just how blue this green is compared to.. well, green. Anyway, in my opinion it's really a beautiful colour and the application is perfectly acceptable. I wouldn't pass it up, I'm really glad to own it, and I'm definitely wearing this again in the future. (And hopefully take some more colour accurate pictures!)

Artificial light -  flash.

Friday, 17 February 2012

I'm in love.

No, this isn't a belated Valentine's Day post. No, I'm not actually in love. Not with a person, anyway. When I ordered Watermelon Rind, I also ordered my first flakies (Golden Rose -  12). I had been wanting to get some for quite some time but never actually made an effort to get them, y'know what I mean? This was before I considered buying nail polish online. Well, that day I made the effort anyway. And I couldn't be happier.
How incredibly stunning they are! I spent a considerable amount of time getting distracted by the pretty shinies on my fingertips, I must admit.
Flash - Artificial light
 The polish underneath is one of my (now previously) untried, and it's a nice chocolatey (depending on the light) brown by Miss Sporty, from their 'Lasting Colour' collection. Not a very special colour, but the application is fine, the coverage is a little sheer but it's a budget polish so I shan't complain.
The effect of the flakies is sadly a bit lost indoors or when there's a lack of sun. Which sadly is mostly, nowadays. But I will love their goldish-orangish-greenish shine all the same in whichever light I find myself in.

Sunday, 12 February 2012

First time's the charm.

In the last weekend of January, Enchantra had a 30% discount going to celebrate a segment in the papers. Now, I'm a sucker for the word 'discount' so I jumped right on that and bought Watermelon Rind from China Glaze's Summer Days collection.
Now here's a confession - prior to that, I'd never owned any China Glaze polish, rather opting for colours I could physically purchase in stores. Gasp, shock, awe; reasoning behind the title revealed.
Anyway, go figure me buying a summer nail polish around the days of the first snowfall. Despite that this is definitely a fun summery colour, I think it rather has some merits as to winter appropriateness. It can be seen as a cool blue-green, and I am all for cool blue-greens in winter. (Or really any time of year, I'm a bit biased.)
Artificial light - flash.
As this polish has been around for a while, there's no real point to me going very in-depth about it. I was pleased with the application despite a level of sheerness. Depending on the light it can look considerably more green or more blue, and due to the lack of sun my pictures seem to learn more towards the blue end of the spectrum.
So, that's pretty much it. I'm very happy with my purchase and I'm rather excited to maybe try this in combination with some other polishes in the future!