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Colour Series ~ Neon: Sinful Colors Irish Green

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Hello gentle readers. I am typing this up really fast to set it to post while I can. My Internet keeps going down and I don't know how long I will have service or when. Gah!!! I am going to kill my local cable company if they don't fix this node! Anywhoozle... Sinful Colors Irish Green is a bright, cool, neon emerald green jelly. I applied three coats over a base of OPI Alpine Snow and topped it with top coat to make it all shiny and squish-a licious. Photograph taken in my lightbox. This is a swatch and photograph my right hand experiment. I need to work on it. lol Sinful Colors Irish Green is a pretty decent formula. A tad streaky on the first coat but by the third, it was smooth and pretty uniform and pretty. This polish is well behaved. I didn't have any trouble applying it, it just glided on and didn't drag, run, pool or bubble. I had a lot of coats on my nails and by the time I shot my photographs, it was still pretty wet and smushy.  Okay, I am going t

Colour Series ~ Neon: Sinful Colors Neon Melon

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Hello gentle readers. I have decided to resurrect my Colour Series feature and what better kind of polish than neon? Bright, intense, clear and fun. Neon is a great way to perk up and lighten up the Winter Doldrums, especially now that the weather has decided to get really cold and stormy in so many places. Today's neon is Sinful Colors Neon Melon. This is a true to hue highlighter yellow-green. This polish is very sheer and it must be applied over a white base to reach anything close to opacity and to show it's full colour. I applied two coats of Neon Melon over two coats of OPI Alpine Snow. Photo taken in my lightbox. Sinful Colors Neon Melon is a jelly neon polish. It is very sheer and couldn't reach opacity or show it's true colour on it's own if you bribed it. Neon Melon needs a smooth, white base. The formula on this polish is pretty nice. Smooth and not too streaky, which is a problem that some neons have. The first coat was uneven but the second cam

Essie Mint Candy Apple Swatch and Review

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Hello gentle readers. Today I have yet another pretty polish that has languished for forever and a day in my untried polishes stash. This is Essie Mint Candy Apple from their Winter 2009 Collection. I lemming'd this polish so hard for so long. Then I finally acquired it and let it sit all this time. Part of the reason why was that I was a little spooked by some of the reviews I read and my experiences with similar pastel milk paint like creme polishes that came out at that time and were so huge through 2010. Essie Mint Candy Apple is one of those polishes. A soft, pastel mint green creme that was smooth and opaque in three coats. Top coat helped finish it perfectly. I took the photographs of this beauty in sun and shade. Essie Mint Candy Apple is a surprisingly smooth and silky creme polish with just a hint of jelly that helps prevent this from being a chalky, difficult mess. It applies fairly smoothly; the first coat was a bit streaky but the second went on very nicely.