Saturday, March 5, 2016

Greens for March: Frost and Shimmer

Another green that has been in my collection for a long time that hasn't been swatched.

Maybelline Lime Aluminum

Three coats, no top coat.

This was pretty thick, though I did thin it and it worked fairly well. The fine metallic glitter that runs through this polish lends itself to a metallic feel, but for me, it's just a shimmer with a lot of silver.
Aluminum. Why. I don't know. 

This is a trend that seems to have been in the past, that I've seen with fairly frequently: shimmer and glitter.
It's been in a number of polishes I've run up against and I'm not entirely sure if it was a "thing" or if it was just a combination that manufacturers came up with because that was the pigments they had available to them.

Color me: confused.

Most shimmers cover the glitter, but in this case it doesn't, which is helpful, as you want to see the glitter itself rather than "bumps" - which are just not very attractive (witness the fail on OPI's Holiday 2015 collection, "ew" being the operative term when those glitters went on.)

I can't find it on eBay, but it might turn up. I found mine back in the first bloom of ol' Dollar Tree hauls. Gosh, those were the days, if you don't mind my being somewhat sentimental!

Thanks for reading my little nail polish journal!


  1. Such a pretty bright spring green...I like the finish, but then I like anything that is not plain old creme. :)


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