Happy St. Paddy’s Day 2014!

Happy St. Paddy’s Day!  So today Mary and I are both rockin’ some green and gold nails.  This is great for mom, as normally green nail polish is a no-no at work!

From Shannon ~ for your consideration:  Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetic’s Man Oh Man and Pipe Dream Polish’s Green light.  Man Oh Man went on super-smooth and was opaque in 3 coats.  It has such a lovely green shimmer and is perfect for today!  Green Light is from the Lorde Gatsby collection and is a gorgeous glitter bomb with teal and silver glitter in a darker teal jelly base.  I used 1 coat over Man Oh Man on my accent finger, no undies or top coat:

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From Mary ~ for your consideration:  Sinful Colors green polish and gold glitter.  Neither of these had a name on the package (?) but the green polish reminds us of a ripe Granny Smith apple, and the gold glittah was a sparkly joy!  The polish was very sheer though, and we used 2 coats as I wanted a more subtle color to offset the sparkly sparkles of that gold! No undies, no topcoat:

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And, because mom liked that gold glittah so much, this happened:

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So how are you showing off your Irish spirit today?

Orly Space Cadet

From Shannon ~ for you consideration:  Orly’s Space Cadet from the Cosmic FX Fall 2010 collection.  This is just so WOW for me, check out that shift from rose to copper to pink to green to gold . . yeah, it’s got it all!  This is a dead-on dupe for MAC’s Mean & Green from the Venomous Villains collection and therefore a much affordable polish, plus MAC’s nail polish brushes are just no bueno (Orly’s brushes are nice, long and thin, and the rubber cap makes the grippability even better).  The formula is pretty sheer though, and I used 3 coats and probably should have used 4 coats. It also started chipping on me the next day 😦  Lots of pics to capture that shift:

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Zoya Happi – Spring 2010 Reverie Collection

From Mary ~ for your consideration:  Zoya’s Happi from their Spring 2010 Reverie collection. This is a lovely soft pink duochrome with a golden shimmer. This says to me “Spring is here!” The consistency of the polish is watery, so it did take 3 coats for full opacity. There are several pics as Mom attempted to capture the shift in this as much as possible. A couple of the pics are slightly blurry but really caught the effect of the polish. Three coats plus top coat:

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L’Oreal Gold Dust: I Like It Chunky & Too Dimensional?

From Shannon ~ L’Oreal Gold Dust in I Like It Chunky & Too Dimensional?

I Like It Chunky (snickers, really?) is a golden brown matte texture with pink sparkles. Despite the name, it is a really unique color. The staying power on this was really good too, no chipping for at least 3 days. Here it is 2 coats, no undies or top coat:

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Too Dimensional? is a denim blue with a greenish-gold shift underneath and silver sparkles throughout. This is such a gorgeous color, but it chipped within 24 hours. Here it is 3 coats (I found the extra coat brought out the greenish-gold tint better), no undies or top coat:

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So far I am really loving the Gold Dust collection! Rite Aid and Walgreen’s had these on sale for BOGO50% off, and being they retail for about $6 that is a steal!