I tried Bourjois’ So Laque Nail Enamel many years ago, having picked one up on a trip to England. They’ve changed the product name slightly, but it’s still under the “So Laque” line and comes in the same bottle. Finally, last year, I got a new So Laque from Shoppers Drug Mart.
Amande défilé (04)—which translates to the lovely idea of an “almond parade”, and not anything to do with defiling!—is a beautiful pistachio green cream, very soft and the perfect kind of pastel to me—that is, with a base that isn’t too chalky white.
I have two polishes from this particular Zoya collection, Midori and Tallulah, and they are among my very favorite green and blue polishes!
Midori (ZP482) is described by Zoya as “a glowing medium apple green with yellow undertones and strong gold shimmer”, which really tells you all you need to know. It’s adorable and chock full of beautiful microglitter. I love it!
This shade is named for the Japanese muskmelon liqueur, Midori, which was launched in 1978. The word means green in Japanese. I’ve never tried it and am a little curious, now! It does, however, give me a little pause that Kim Kardashian was one of their spokespeople (despite claiming to be not much of a drinker)—she was replaced by Candice Accola in 2013.
Yesterday I posted a green by China Glaze that I described as a “praying mantis green”. Turns out my polish for today is actually described by Zoya as a “mantis green”, as well!
Tilda differs quite a lot from China Glaze Shore Enuff, however. I suppose there are many varying shades of mantis! Some are even kind of brown, which this polish most certainly isn’t. Where Shore Enuff has more of a minty blue tone to it, Tilda isn’t really pastel-ish and has a lusher, grassy yellow tone.
Now, this polish isn’t really what I think of when I see the name Tilda. (I think of Tilda Swinton and cold, white and grey shades. Or, perhaps, orange. Swinton is fantastic in Snowpiercer, by the way.) I don’t really think of this:
In anticipation of St. Patrick’s Day tomorrow, March 17, here is a very fun springy green from China Glaze!
Shore Enuff is a fabulous praying mantis green (don’t click if you’re not into bugs!!). It’s a pastel-ish cream, and unfortunately that tends to mean that it can be tricky to apply. I did three coats for the swatch, but ideally I’d use four to really get all the minor patchiness out. Par for the course with light pastels, in my experience.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I think Avon’s Jade, a copper-green (see the toxic Paris green paint!) creme, is one of the more unique greens in my collection. It’s pretty close to the Farrow & Ball Arsenic paint I sampled as a possible color for my bathroom. This nail polish applied a little gloopily, requiring three […]