|Nubar Earthen + Dewdrop, Spring Garden Collection|
I also liked Earthen a lot more than I expected to. It's a pretty greige, again with a subtle shimmer. I'm wondering how close it is to Essie's Playa del Platinum. I suspect it's a little darker. I really liked it on its own.
Dewdrop . . . not so much. It was kind of a disappointment, I have to admit. It reminded me of glitter nail polishes that were popular when I was in high school (we're talking the '70s here, kids). It was also really difficult for my amateur photography skills to capture:
|All of these photos were taken in "natural" light (or what passes for it|
in Chicago in March) with no flash.
|I purposely tried to unfocus this to show how the glitter reflects. |
Sadly, I haven't fully learned to use my camera yet.
I would call this a medium glitter. I can feel its texture even under a heavy coat of Seche Vite. It's kind of driving me nuts. I really like my nails to be perfectly smooth. Just one of my many idiosyncrasies.
Anyhoo . . . this polish is quite thick, and loaded with glitter, so you really don't have the option to apply it lightly or layer it more heavily. The glitter particles look silvery-gold, and mostly reflect green and blue and maybe just a smidge of pink. Just not super-unique, IMHO.
I like it OK - it's pretty - but I guess you can tell I'm not a huge fan. And I've got two bottles . . .