I apologize for the dangs, scratches and grain, but these photos were shot on my second day of wear, since the sun was painfully absent on the first. The wear on this awesomesauce jellyish teal creme was good though, and Lina was absolutely right: this one does make you constantly stare at your own hands, deeply in love.
I have to admit though, I had a wee bit of trouble applying it, as I found it to be a tad glue like, and I had to use thicker coats than I'd usually do. Shown is two coats, but if I would have done my regular coating I would have used three. These thick coats made me nervous, I was sure I'd end up with some less than pretty bubbles, but it actually did turn out okay. A few bubbles, but not that obvious.
However, despite the troublesome application, the color is gorgeous and totally worth it! Though... What's up with the new caps, H&M?! Clumsy caps are never OK unless you can take them off!
While we're at it with the teal, let's throw in the occasional comparison. These babies are the ones I'm showing you this time:
Diamond Cosmetics Don't Teal My Heart Away and American Apparel Peacock are noticably lighter than the rest, but I threw them in for reference.
And here they all are:
15. Diamond Cosmetics Don't Teal My Heart Away
16. Ciaté Superficial
17. Nfu Oh 273
18. H&M Moody Model
1. Boots No 7 Totally Teal
2. OPI Ski Teal We Drop
3. Rescue Beauty Lounge Teal
4. American Apparel Peacock
As you can tell, they have been arranged from more green to more blue. It's quite crowded in the middle also, and the one that really stands out is the OPI. In fact, I'm wearing it as a pedi right now, and it appears way more blue than teal, at least to my eyes.
The H&M and the Boots No 7 are colorwise identical. The difference is the finish. The Boots is a straight up creme, while the H&M, as described earlier, has a jellishness to it. It's not one of those super obvious jellies with visible nail line and all, but definitely has jelly properties. Maybe somewhere on the borders in between.
I would also like to take the opportunity to apologize for not posting as often as before. Even though you say that's OK (because you usually do), it's not really OK on my behalf. Lately I've been really under the ice and have actually, honestly, spent most of my days in bed. Apart from the traditional fall head colds (I've had two of them thus far), that fucking SAD did kick in big time this year, and I'm completely drained of all energy. Days have gone by with no manicure change, and I've even been sporting naked nails some days. I still love my little polish collection, but I'm terribly ambivalent and often have so much trouble even picking a color, that I end up just going to bed instead. However, I now have a series of past manicures lined up for you, edited and uploaded and all, so expect a higher frequency of postings in the next few days! I'm hoping to be able to keep it up. Oh, and every little comment warms me up lots. I know I suck when it comes to replying fast, but I read them (I check my email on my iPhone often) and every single one makes me happy. So please don't give up on me, and I promise you to be a better blogger soon!
Swedish word of the day:
pyttipanna -noun Swedish hash
It's not what you think, and cooked in cream it's delish!