|A England Dragon*. A gorgeous, gorgeous emerald green holo. This is two coats over an OPI base coat, no top coat.|
|The formula is a bit thick, but it's also fairly easy to work with and coverage is opaque in two coats.|
But I finally put it on, and then I ogled at the pretty in person - it's so sparkly! The green base color is so rich, and the holo is so obvious - it's completely eye catching. And then, for whatever silly reason, I decided to mattify that.
|Mattified with Rimmel's Pro Matte Finish Mattifying Top Coat (which I received as a gift). Still speckled, but now it just looks a bit foiled.|
Big mistake. The holo died. It was if that glorious deep fire had just fizzled out - poof! In the photo it still looks like the holo is visible, but in person, my nails just became a deep, matte green. It wasn't ugly, exactly, but it kind of reminded me of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle nails. They're pretty awesome and all, but I don't think I want to take fashion advice from them. Or fashion inspiration. I lamented the loss of my sparklies.
Next time: no matte coat. And there will be a next time, my pretties. So. Green.
Available from A England, which offers free shipping worldwide.
*Items marked with a star were sent by the company for evaluation.