Monday, March 12, 2012

Sephora by OPI - Completely Fern-ished - Good & Evil Collection

So, with St.Patrick's Day around the corner I was looking through my nail polish collection searching for a green.  Green is one of my favorite colors. Most of my home is green, but the same can not be said for my polish stash.  I only had a few to choose from... only 1 full sized that I chose on its very own, Revlon Matte Suede in Emerald City.  The rest are from Sephora's mini collections, Read my Palm from Havana Nights, Caught with my Khakis Down from Safari Luxe, and this little gem Completely Fern-ished from The Garden of Good & Evil.



While Revlon's Emerald City may be a more appropriate green for St. Patty's Day, I was drawn in by Completely Fern-ished.  I have had this mini set since the Fall and I have tried and loved Tempted by Teal, Eve-y on the Eyes (bought the full size) and Frankly, I don't give A-dam (bought the full size of this one too) but I was a little afraid of Completely Fern-ished.  I mean really, the color is strange. But, now I'm in love!







Completely Fern-ished was the only polish in this collection that was exclusive to this mini set.  Its really a shame because I would love a full sized bottle! Anyone know a good dupe?


Sephora desrcibes it as Dark Green (thanks Sephora) but I would say its a mid toned green.  My favorite thing about this polish is that it changes so much depending on the lighting! In these two photos right & left it appears darker than in the photos below. In some light it actually looks quite dark and almost like a hunter green, but in most light it looks much more yellow toned and lighter.






As for the formula, I was nervous for a minute there! The first coat was really thin and streaky!  I applied 3 coats total, but I think 2 would have been ok if I applied a heavier first coat.  I wasn't expecting such a thin polish from Sephora by OPI so the first coat was very thin.





I don't think my poor photos show off how glossy this polish is (especially the photo left, I wanted to show you how light green the polish can look) I am enjoying wearing a super glossy creamy color with absolutely no shimmer.







I am so glad that I pulled out this polish for this week.  I think it is very unusual and yeah, maybe strange, but I am so loving it! Now I really want a full sized bottle! Any good dupe suggestions? Has anyone tried Zoya's Dree? It looks like it may be close...

What is your favorite Green Polish?

Were you ever afraid of a nail color only to find yourself completely in love?

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Edited on Day 5 for review on wear...
As you can see not the greatest and not the worst. I do wear a base coat but I do not wear a top coat and I am really hard on my hands.

Dark colors show the wear on the tips worse than light colors, so I forgive the wear on the tips.  But, I was disappointed that I got my first chip on day 2.  By day 5, there were several chips on the top corners that you can't really see because of the curve in my nail.

So it didn't quite last to St. Patrick's Day. If I wasn't going out on St. Patrick's Day for a friend's Birthday I would have let them go for one more day. So now I'm on to Revlon's Emerald City... stay tuned :)

6 comments:

  1. This is perfect for Paddys day :o)

    I love Mint - by Barry M its my fave green

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    1. Thanks for letting me know about your giveaway! I entered :)

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  2. I love this colour! Unfortunately there isn't a sephora in the uk. I have only just found your blog and am now a follower. :-) xx

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    1. Thanks for checking out my blog! I'm now a follower of yours as well :) What are the best "Sephora like" beauty sores in the UK? I am traveling to London in 2 weeks and I'm very excited to explore the beauty scene!

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  3. this is a very interesting green. looks really cool though.

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    1. It is strange but I do really like it and I didn't expect to. To bad it didn't really last to St. Patrick's Day so I'm trying another green tonight. Thanks for checking out my blog! I just started following yours :)

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