Happy March! Even though we have had a butt load of snow over the last week, it still feels like spring is coming. I think it's because of the increased amount of daylight and the Cardinals (the birds, not the baseball team) are starting to sing and carry out their mating rituals. Although, I know we still have at least two months until all threats of snow are past, I can't help but feel a surge of hope.
On to the pretties:
Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear - Chocolate Nut
- purchased at Zehrs (chain grocery store) for $1.34 CDN
Chocolate Nut (snort...tee hee hee) is a dark reddish brown base with oodles of gold micro shimmer. It makes a lovely addition to my nail wardrobe, as I wear a lot of browns and autumn colours.
Chocolate Nut (BWAH HAH HAH) applied nicely - the formula and the nice wide brush worked together to layer the polish on opaquely in just two coats. Wear was good - only tip wear after two days.
Essie - Jelly Apple
- purchased at Rachelle's (beauty salon) for $0.50 CDN
Jelly Apple applied well - nice consistency and excellent coverage for a jelly polish. I only needed two coats for complete opacity. Wear was another story. After two days, I had a lot of nasty tip wear and a couple small chips.
Rimmel 60 Seconds - Green With Envy & Nfu Oh - #54
- Rimmel purchased at Shoppers (chain drug store) for $3.99 CDN
- Nfu Oh purchased at fabuloustreet.com for $12.50 US
Between the excellent consistency of the polish and the wide "Pro-cision Brush", the two coats of Green With Envy applied very nicely and covered well (no visible nail line for me). It also wore well - only minor tip wear after two hand intensive days (involving sewing, cooking, cleaning and laundry).
Hoping to gild the lily further, in addition to refreshing my manicure, I added 2 coats of #54. #54 is another drop dead gorgeous polish from Nfu Oh. This time around, we have a colourless base packed with flakies that flash teal or emerald green, depending on how the light hits it. A friend thought that my nails looked like a mermaid had thrown up on them. I guess that could be a good thing. (Click on the photo at right for a close up view of the glory that is Nfu Oh #54).