Saturday, January 30, 2010

Old NOTD: No Miss Gainsville Green and layered with China Glaze Doll House, Or: Mani Fail


My love of minty green continues. My love of No Miss pretty much died before it began.

No Miss Gainsville Green


I love the delicate, milky, jelliness of this very light mint green. Unfortunately, this was hell to apply: streaky and sheer until the fifth coat... and gloopy to boot! Not fun at all. But I love the color so much, I've decided to keep it for a bit (usually, adding thinner and Wet N Wild clear works wonders on difficult polishes). I bought a whole bunch of No Miss online and have promptly regretted that decision. (Stay away from the glitters: they are very sparse.) I have other No Miss polishes but after the exceptionally difficult application of this one (and the disappointment of seeing the glitters in person), I don't have much of a desire to try any of them anymore. Still! This one is super pretty, if you have the patience for it.

No Miss Gainsville Green with China Glaze Doll House

This whole experience was just one big mani fail. I wanted Doll House so badly but it really doesn't look that great on me... especially over Gainsville Green. It's large warm pink hex glitters in a clear base with some warm pink microglitter. I love the way this looks in the bottle though.

Right after I put on this mani, I realized that I had a meeting with two of my RAs. Way to look professional, huh? I looked like my nails had caught some sparkly weird pox of a disease.



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9 comments:

kittytokaren said...

So I haven't jumped on the mint green bandwagon yet but I think this colour is maybe my favourite look so far (from pictures at least!! You're right there is something really delicate and pretty about the colour and finish - it looks fab on you - no lobster hands in sight!
I had Doll House at one point too...same thing - loved it in the bottle but on me it was just kinda pox-like

Kelly/PlaneBeauty said...

The mint green polish is very nice, not loving it with China Glaze Dolls House though. Looks very pretty in the bottle :)

gildedangel said...

I love the mint color and the glitter, just not together.

mKat said...

Ah LOL...

I have to say Flinty... This is one of those moments where I'm convinced I should stay off the glitter bandwagon. (I'm also not a fan of mint green, given my skin tone, but I think you pull it off well.)

Rock 'n' Nails! said...

Love the glitter! I bet it would be fabulous over a black or fuschia creme...

Irides said...

... Wow, that killed my Doll House lemming. But the green is magnificent!

mohmlet said...

No Miss is hit-or-miss. I've got a lot of it. Arcadia Aqua applies perfectly and is a divine light blue, for one of their better examples. The frosts/shimmers tend to apply better than the cremes.

Min said...

I got Dollhouse because I saw an NOTD on MUA with it being used over black... and then mattified. And it looked glorious.

flinty said...

kittytokaren: yeah, mint green doesn't do lobster on me, thankfully. :)

gildedangel, kelly: yeah, it's a bit of a trainwreck with Doll House!

mKat: LOL, honestly, glitter is usually not this ugly. I like weird combinations because sometimes you hit on something REALLY awesome... and then sometimes you get the pink pox that ate Manhattan.

rock n nails: Probably! I should try that. :)

Irides: Doll House, sad disappointment...

mohmlet: Yeah, I'm just a little turned off the brand now... :(

Min: I saw those too. They were beautiful!

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