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