Most days I get the feeling that non-polish-obsessed people of the world judge green nail polish harshly. St. Patrick's Day is the one day a year where green in all it's forms is not only accepted but openly celebrated! (In fact I've had several compliments on my polish today already!) Now I only have two greens in my collection - this and OPI Jade is the New Black - and I'm usually not a big green polish-wearer, but I felt like I had to go for it this St. Patty's Day...especially seeing as I own no true green clothing (teal is as close as I get) and I don't want to be pinched by drunken revelers!
Here is Rescue Beauty Lounge - Orbis Non Sufficit:
The reason that this is one of the only greens in my collection is because it has a lot of things going for it that I really like - it's an RBL first off - from the limited edition Blogger collection, and it has that great dusty/grey-blue quality to it that just floats my boat. Being extremely cool-toned, I feel like these colours just flatter me and hey, if I'm going to go green I'm going to do it the dusty way!
I'm glad I had an 'excuse' to bring this one out honestly, because I think it's going to be making more frequent appearance in my repertoire! It doesn't even look green-green in a lot of lights - it just kind of looks like the depths of a lake - blue-green, dark and murky. It's moody and mysterious without being overwhelming and definitely isn't 'in your face'. Dare I say it, but this green is...chic?
The formula of this one puts it in the same class as RBL Dead Calm, Mismas and Teal - one coat buttery perfection. I've already raved about this enough!
(Sidebar: I've heard people complain recently about RBLs shrinking when Seche Vite is used as a topcoat. Mine did that too but my easy solution is to put regular old normal OPI topcoat over the colour, wait a few minutes, then apply SV. I got no more shrinkage and the wear is great - I even do this on other polishes that don't shrink with SV just to improve wear time.)
So my St. Patrick's Day manicure isn't as exciting or creative as some that I've seen today, but I'm quite pleased with it! I feel like I've re-discovered a real treasure in my stash! :)
Did you go green for the holiday? What did you choose? I'd love to hear about it/see pictures!
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