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Monday, July 5, 2010

Strange Beautiful Volume 4 Series. Inspiration: Aged Chartreuse

Today's manicure is from StrangeBeautiful Color Volume 4.
It's the green one.
Jane's Inspiration:
Aged Chartreuse
I didn't clarify this with Jane, but I'm going to assume she meant Chartreuse, the high end herbal liqueur (made by French monks):

This polish is similar to the vivid orange jelly inspired by a turban that I showed last week in it's texture. It's quite pigmented and covers in one coat, but changes shade depending on how many coats are applied. It's less obviously jelly than the orange (since I don't have the whites to exhibit visible nail line), but I'm going to classify it as jelly having worked with it.
I can honestly say that I have no other green remotely like this. It's much lighter and more yellow-toned than Rescue Beauty Lounge No More War. It's a bit like a green olive jello. My husband says it looks more like diarrhea than the last manicure, so it has that going for it.
This mani is one coat Nubar Nu Nails, three coats of polish, and one coat of Nubar Diamont top coat topped with Seche Vite top coat.
This picture was taken indoors with artificial light in a lightbox:

This picture was taken outdoors in direct sunlight:


  1. Now, I'm not sure if I like this shade but I sure like the bottle and your cute little nails! <3<3<3

  2. Haha at your husband's comment.

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