Dienstag, 27. September 2011

YSL "Wintergreen" spiced up!

Last week I was so excited to finally get YSL "Wintergreen", a polish I was lemming since quite a while. It's my first YSL polish!
But to be honest: it left me a little disappointed. Don't get me wrong, it's a really nice polish with an awesome formula (one thick coat is all you need), but it's not all that unique. 
It's quite a bit darker than it looks on most online swatches that I saw & the shimmer doesn't show up at all - unless you're holding your hands under bright artificial light. In the sun, you can detect a teensy hint of shimmer - but only because you already know it's supposed to be there *lol*
It's a dark blue-tinged green, boardering on teal with a very subtle teal shimmer. Even though the shimmer looks almost goldish teal in the bottle, there's not the slightest bit of gold once it's on the nail.


Wanna take a look? Here we go (as always: *please click to enlarge*):




If only it looked as awesome as it does in the bottle:




So I decided it needed to be spiced up :-D To do so, I used one coat of Nubar "Supernatural Gold" & one coat of CND Effect "Teal Sparkle":




While I like the result, I think you could easily achieve a similar look using a less expensive teal as a base. Something like e.g. CND "Urban Oasis" should do the trick as well.
Unless you're a huge YSL fan, I'd strongly recommend sampling it in store (if you have the chance to do so) before committing to purchase.

Kommentare:

  1. Ich finde den Lack solo auch wunderschön, ebenso mit "Teal Sparkle". :) Ich glaube Fashionpolish.com hatte "Wintergreen" kürzlich zu einem Duochrome gefranked, das sah auch klasse aus.

    LG Petra

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  2. Vefuehre mich nicht zum Kaufen ;)

    Toller Lack, an dem ich eh schon immer vorbeischleiche

    LG

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  3. That's a gorgeous shade of green. I think the mini flecks give it dimension. I totally agree, it's a bit of a disappointment that the color doesn't stay true from the bottle to your nails. Oh well, I love that you kicked it up a notch w/your own glitters. Very pretty.

    xo- AlbeeLucky.blogspot.com

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  4. Oh wow! Wunderschöne Farbe! Gefällt mir sehr :)
    Liebste grüße & einen schönen Tag liebes :)

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  5. Tolle Farbe ,und mit dem Teal Sparkle noch hübscher :)

    lg^^

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  6. Mit dem Glitter sieht der Lack wirklich sensationell aus :-)

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