Swatch of OPI – Green-wich Village

Green-wich Village is a medium pea green crelly polish and was a bit of a lemming of mine for quite a while. Just by chance I walked by Sephora last fall and they had this polish on 50% sale, so I gladly picked it up. I really have no idea why it took me until …

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Swatches of Mavala Delicious Collection

Spring is in the air and pastels are on my nails! This collection is two years old, and I bought it as it came out. I did swatch them all back then but I thought I’d reswatch them properly because they are definitely worth it, and I didn’t really do them justice last time. You …

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Comparison of Gina Tricot Beauty – 188 Million Chances and ORLY – Space Cadet

Like I said in my previous post, Million Chances really reminded me of Space Cadet, so I decided to do a proper comparison. They look a bit different in their bottles due to the different shapes of the bottles – the light hits them in different angles. But, on the nails, it’s nearly impossible to …

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Swatch of Gina Tricot Beauty – 188 Million Chances

Million Chances is a beautiful shimmer polish with a very strong duochromatic effect. The base is a sheer teal, and the shimmer particles go from pink to gold to green. This is two coats on black underwear, since it’s much too sheer to wear on its own, and no top coat. Remind you of anything? …

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Swatch of H&M – Mermaid

Okay, hold on to your socks because this polish might just knock you out of them! Mermaid is a stunning teal glitter polish, blue and green tiny hexagons in a clear base. This is two coats on a black cream with one coat of Seche Vite. The glitter payoff is fantastic, and it dries only …

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Swatch of Gina Tricot Beauty – 173 Green Mint

Green Mint is a dusty pastel green crelly polish, slightly warmer in tone than its sister Pool from last year. Green Mint isn’t a true jelly though, like Pool is, so you can get it opaque with three coats no problem. This color is also so classic for spring, and the kind of color I …

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Comparison of Gina Tricot Beauty – 149 Sea Bug, IsaDora – 720 Beetle Green and KICKS – Jewel of Denial

Well, I couldn’t help but notice how similar Sea Bug was to IsaDora’s Beetle Green – a polish I praised greatly back when I bought it. I would say that Sea Bug and Beetle Green are dupes, and I threw in KICKS’ Jewel of Denial since it looked similar in the bottle. Jewel of Denial …

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Swatch of Gina Tricot Beauty – 149 Sea Bug

Sea Bug is a bottle green shimmer polish in a sheer dark base. The polish has a slight duochromatic effect in the bottle, but that doesn’t show up at all on the nails, but it’s still such a beautiful polish. This is three coats and no topcoat. The formula is a bit on the sheer …

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Swathes of China Glaze – Sunsational collection part 1: The Creams

I’ve had these polishes since this summer, and this post has been sitting around ever since. I swatched them quite soon after I received them, but I just didn’t have the time or energy to write about them until now. You have probably seen thousands of swatches of these polishes around the nail blog universe, …

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Swatch of NYX – NPS184 Enchanted Forest

Enchanted Forest is a lovely green glitter polish, the base is a cool green bordering on teal with green and gold glitter particles, which makes it look slightly duochromatic in certain lighting. It’s been a huge lemming for me and when CherryCulture had 40% off all NYX products I just had to get it. Enchanted …

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Swatch of Color Club – 847 Object of Envy

Object of Envy is a grass green glitter polish with a clear base and glitter particles in two or three different sizes – I find it hard to tell, even in the macro shots. It’s very densely packed with glitter, in these photos I’m wearing one coat over Gina Tricot Beauty – 61 Rain Forest, …

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Swatch of Max Factor Max Effect Mini – 16 Emerald

Emerald is a dark teal polish with a greenish shimmer. It’s not as sheer as its sisters, this is only two coats (although a third would probably be a good idea). It reminds me very much of KICKS Jewel of Denial, part from that the base which is lighter in Emerald and a bit more …

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