Friday, 25 December 2009

day one hundred and thirteen, diamond cosmetics seafoam spray

as we say in the UK, 'Happy Crimbo!' to those who celebrate, and happy friday to anyone (like me) who doesn't! my boyfriend celebrates christmas so i go along with it because it is important to him. he and i will be making our first ever christmas dinner by ourselves (usually we are at his parent's house in Gloucester) and i'm a bit nervous! so this is my 'Christmas' manicure.

this season (in the 'nail polish world') mint green has been HUGE. i mean...HUGE!!!! i only own two mint ones, peppermint pattie (by MAC) and this colour, seafoam spray by the ever fantastic diamond cosmetics. i'm going to keep pimping this brand until the day i die, $2/bottle just blows me mind (especially after i spent £15 on a bottle of Nails Inc polish and was incredibly disappointed). the biggest mint green of the year has been 'Jade' by Chanel. this colour never came to the UK (but you can technically buy it on ebay...though i would recommend against it as you are going to pay at least £90 for it...and don't give in to scalpers people! don't encourage them no matter how much you want it! i know i've never seen jade in person..but nail polish is just NOT WORTH £90! [okay...rant over!]). so even though i haven't seen Jade i do feel like this one comes pretty close. the main thing that all other mint greens couldn't capture was the subtle shimmer of Jade. and while this doesn't have a subtle shimmer it has a really pretty gold effect that is definitely visible. it isn't just a plain mint green like Peppermint Pattie (or it's dupe, MintGreen by the awesome BarryM). it has something special to it. it's very pretty, very soft and kind of reminds me of pillows...even though i've never seen a pillow this colour. it's just a really lovely colour!! it's eye catching and not garish..just really soft and beautiful!

have a great day whether you open presents or just go to the cinema and eat chinese food!


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Blogger gildedangel said...

That is a lovely color!

25 December 2009 at 17:48  
Blogger jaljen said...

This is lovely. I may even get it. I saw it on the website and thought it would be very sheer but it looks to have good coverage. I love Diamond anyway.
I totally agree about paying over the odds for polish. Also Barry M Mint Green is a lovely polish. Who needs Chanel? (Except I do have a Chanel watch! Oops.)
I say - if you look after your nails and base coat properly before applying colour then ANY polish can look good.

25 December 2009 at 17:51  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Droooolll at that colour!!! x

25 December 2009 at 19:32  

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