I had something completely different planned for today. I thought about it last night, took some photos this morning… I was totally productive and awesome. Then I get to work and discover that I have left my camera cable at home on my desk, so there’s no way I can get these photos off. Fortunately, I realised long ago that I have a bad habit of forgetting things I need, so I always keep a spare camera cable in my bag (as weird as that might sound). UNfortunately, that cable is also AT HOME ON MY DESK.
HOW? HOW DO I DO THIS? I wonder if one of my parents dropped me as a child.
So I thought I’d have a trawl through my Flickr and try and find something that I haven’t posted yet. I have lots of junk in there. I found these from April this year.
I remember that these hit the shelves around the time that Chanel Jade was released. Everyone was clamoring for mint greens and anything that might be remotely close to Jade (which has since been duped successfully by Milani, Jordana, Catrice and Claires), and even though some thought that there might be a Jade dupe in this bunch, no dice. That doesn’t mean we didn’t get some amazing greens though. I’m always up for more green.
When the first, grainy, badly lit photos of Mint Apple hit the MUA Nail Board, it erupted into a frenzy of “OMG I have to find this” and “It’s a Jade dupe” and “Where can I find these, I can’t find them anywhere!?!”. Once a few more pictures surfaced and the hysteria died down, it became obvious that Mint Apple was definitely not a dupe for Chanel’s highly coveted Jade, although it was a very pretty shade in its own right. Light shimmer in a dusty muted aqua. Very unique. Mint Apple is Jade’s sophisticated older second cousin who wears pearls and holds dinner parties. She has friends named Penelope and Raoul.
Rise & Shine is a little more my speed. Bright and vibrant, it reminds me a lot of China Glaze’s Turned Up Turquoise, only without the blue flash. It does have a subtle aqua shimmer though and the formula is just amazing. Two very enthusiastic thumbs up.
Please don’t judge Sinful Innocent by my below average swatch. Let’s be honest here. It’s a little bit shit. The colour however, is awesome. I am a big fan of weird, dirty looking green cremes. Innocent looks like someone took OPI’s Who The Shrek Are You and told it to calm the f%ck down. It’s laid back, while still being funky. If Sinful Innocent were a guy you just met, you can bet your ass he’d offer you a doobie with a wry smile. I like a polish that looks like it would offer me a doobie.
Sinful Happy Ending is probably the most inappropriately named polish I own apart from Chi’s Double Fisted Fuchsia (LOL Thanks Scrangie) and Essie’s Meet Balls. You gotta wonder what they were thinking. But all visuals of a dodgy massage parlour aside, Happy Ending is my favourite of the bunch. The golden shimmer in the beautiful bright green is simply amazing. I recently sent a bottle to live with Diana from The Girl With A Bow. I hope she loves it as much as I do. Happy Ending makes a happy ending to this post about green nail polish.