Monday, 3 September 2012

Nail of the Day: Lush, Green Grapes

Hi, everyone! I don't often feature nail looks here (as painting my nails is one beauty habit I'm extreeeemely lazy about), but my lovely mother just treated me to two new polishes, so I decided to show them off. Thanks, Mom! xoxo


The two nail polishes used to create this look were O.P.I. Gargantuan Green Grape and Chine Glaze Luxe and Lush. Gargantuan Green Grape, aside from being highly alliterative, is a pale near-pastel shade somewhere between mint and (appropriately) green grape green. I've seen a few bloggers feature some fabulous pale pastel and unique green polishes lately (e.g., here and here) so I was inspired to give this one a go! Luxe and Lush features multicoloured holo-glitter in a nearly clear base. I thought it would be a shade that I could add on top of any nail polish to give it some texture and extra interest.

(L) China Glaze Luxe and Lush and (R) O.P.I. Gargantuan Green Grape

 I applied a few coats of Gargantuan Green Grape so that the effect would be vibrant and opaque. Interestingly, when it dried down it looked a lot more neon/lime green than the shade in the bottle would suggest. I applied a thin-ish layer of Luxe and Lush on top, which I think added to the vibrancy of the colour even further!


 
 
On a side note, this was the first time I ever used an editing program to adjust the colour/tint/contrast in my photos. My camera was not capturing the shades accurately at all (so frustrating!), so I did my best to adjust the hue so that the photos clearly represented what these lovely nail polishes have to offer. I have to say it was a fun process, and it paid off!
 
How do you feel about pastel/lime green nail polishes? Have any favourites?
 
Thanks for reading! xoxo

22 comments:

  1. Amazing colour! I've always been a bit meh at green nail varnish but this looks so cute! x

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    1. Thanks, Sophie! I've only started wearing green nail colour recently, but I've been really liking it :)

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  2. ooo i love that pop of color, especially with the glitter

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    1. Thanks, Marlen! It's been making me feel so vibrant and summery :)

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  3. Gargantuan Green Grape is one of my favourite polishes ever <3 x

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    1. Nice! It's good to hear from someone else who loves the same product :)

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  4. That's such a beautiful color on you :) It makes your skin look very tan haha!

    http://abundanceoferica.blogspot.ca

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  5. Haha, thanks Erica! You're right- it's just the perfect shade to make my skin look more bronzed than it is ;)

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    1. Thanks! I'll check out your blog for sure :)

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  7. Cute nails :D I love that color. I had it on my nails twice this year (I too am extremely lazy when it comes to painting my nails)

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    1. Thanks! It's great you've been loving this polish too :)

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  8. Jen, I'm glad you like your nail polish. I really enjoyed our visit with you and, of course,
    shopping is always lots of fun! Love, Mom

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    1. Thanks, Mom! This post wouldn't have existed if you hadn't spotted the nail polish sale ;)

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  9. I don't own any green polishes but I must say this one looks fabulous.

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    1. Thanks, Molly! I was really pleasantly surprised by it :)

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  10. Very cute polishes, I'm an OPI lover :))
    Would like to follow each other? Your blog is so cute!
    Xxx

    Carolina

    www.the-world-c.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Carolina! I'll check out your blog for sure :)

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  11. I want summer back! Lovely nailpolishes :)

    www.kimgodschalk.com

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    1. I agree, Kim! Thanks for reading :)

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  12. Luxe and lush is such an amazing polish! Wore it over china glaze's heart of africa. And it looked gorgeous. xo

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    1. It is, isn't it? Such a versatile shade. Thanks again for reading :)

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