Friday, March 16, 2012

Zoya: Bevin & Opal and China Glaze: Gaga For Green

Good morning everyone.   Tomorrow is St. Patrick's Day so of course I have to post some green polish for your pleasure; it just wouldn't be right if I didn't.  I have two to show you, I guess technically three but you know what I mean.

First up is Zoya's Bevin topped with Zoya's Opal. Bevin is from the True collection and you can see my full review of it here. Opal  is from the Fleck Effect Collection which was released around the same time as the True collection.  Opal is mostly for use as a top coat as the base is a really sheer green color.  You could wear it alone but it's more of a glaze than anything else.  The polish is packed with tons of reflective flakies that flash green, pink and blue to my eye.  Zoya's description never mentions it flashing pink but I think you can see in the photos below that it does for sure. I think it pairs well over Bevin if you want to keep it green, but I think it'd look best over something more dark.

I used two coats of Opal over Bevin for the look shown below. 


The next green I want to show you is China Glaze's Gaga for Green. This is a bright green creme from the Electro Pop collection.

This has that wonderful jelly creme hybrid finish that I was showing you in the newer Nubar polishes. I just love this finish, the opacity of a creme with the high shine finish of a jelly. What could be better?

I did use three coats for the opacity shown, so don't get me wrong it's not incredibly opaque but I'll slap on that extra coats for the shine any day than take a one coater! It applied well, no streaking or balding and it has lasted through this entire week. (I have been to lazy to lacquer LOL).  


So of these, which do you like best?  Will you be rocking green on St. Patrick's Day? Which one will you sport?

Happy St. Patrick's Day tomorrow to you all. Even if you're not Irish and just want to drink some green beer and enjoy a green bagel have fun and be safe.  I don't plan to do anything special for the day but I did decorate my home a little with St. Patrick's Day things. I am such a dork! 

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