Hey everybody! Sorry for my absence during the past week...I've had a lot going on and not very much time to devote to the blog. :/ BUT I am back tonight with another green family post. This time, it's those luxurious emeralds. Emeralds were always my favorite gemstone...I got my very first gemstone ring, an emerald, the Christmas right before I turned 14. It was pretty microscopic, but I still have it. :)
First up is a polish by OPI that I believe was created for Ulta as a freebie with purchase during the Christmas 2012 season. It's called Skip the Gift Wrap, and it's a shimmery metallic emerald that's very nice even without a bow on top, thank you. :)
Skip the Gift Wrap is, in my opinion, a true emerald green. It's not kelly, or hunter, or pine. It's got an easy formula but is rather on the sheer side...I used 3 coats. It's a touch frosty, but it's the good kind of frosty...no, not the one from Wendy's, but you know what I mean. :P
Next up is an Ulta polish that I am *cough* just getting around to trying out. :/ It's called Envy. Ooooh.
Envy is a little more hunter green than Skip the Gift Wrap. It's also a metallic shimmer, but it doesn't have as much shimmer as Skip the Gift Wrap. It also doesn't have that frosty look. I liked the application on this a lot. It may have to do with the tiny Ulta brush that is more suited to my toddler-sized nails. Sometimes, those wide OPI brushes make me feel like I'm using a spatula. :P
Last on our emerald tour is last year's Zoya Giovanna...loved my some, disliked heartily by others.
I was one of the ones who loved Giovanna. It's got all that lovely blue in it! It's not what I would call a true emerald green. Maybe a created emerald. No. Make that a blue indicolite tourmaline. Trust me on this one. But YIKES...I look at my pics, and I should have used 3 coats instead of 2! That is some bald-looking mess going on there. Okay, if you're going to be out meeting people in macro, use 3 coats. :D Giovanna has that pleasant frostiness about it too.
Are you an emerald green fan? How about emeralds in general? :) What was your first gemstone jewelry?
Thanks for stopping by, and have a lovely day. <3