The Ninja has long scratched her head (with impeccably mani'd fingers, natch) over the general madness nail polish addicts express when confronted with a green nail polish. Sure, she's sported some blue-green tips (too boring). She has worn acid green on her toes (too yellow). She has plunked on a neon lime (too lime). She's even worn China Glaze's Emerald Sparkle (jawdroppingly gorgeous but too bright for ninjas). She's done her part. But she has never swooned over a green. At no point has she ever understood the frenzy.
Now, The Ninja adds the ever-elusive, discontinued Cult Classic NARS Zulu to her wishlist (ha! yeah- like she'll be able to track down one of those!). Image below courtesy of Scrangie - click to see its glory.
Behold the reason The Ninja's tune has change: China Glaze Emerald Fitzgerald (from the upcoming fall collection Vintage Vixen). She's a stunner! Described as "turquoise green frost with shimmer" by China Glaze, The Ninja would actually use the words "dark blue-green with emerald green shimmer".
Anticipating that she wouldn't like the shade on herself, she only swatched this and didn't do a proper mani. Now she is a sad ninja. As soon as the rest of the collection is swatched, this baby is going back on!
The only issue, and it was minor, that the formula for this shade is either a bit thick and goopy, or the bottle got too warm during it's shipment here. Or it could be the fault of the humidity here in Ninja Headquarters. The first coat went on quite thickly and The Ninja was worried. The second coat was better, and after a coat of Poshe topcoat everything looked fab.
Read more about the Vintage Vixen collection here!
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