Saturday, December 24, 2011

Dr.'s Remedy Essential Emerald & Blue Cross Snowman Glitter

Dr.'s Remedy Essential Emerald

Blue Cross Snowman Green Glitter over Dr.'s Remedy Essential Emerald

Please read on after the jump for closeup swatch photos and reviews!

Dr.'s Remedy Essential Emerald, 3 coats

Essential Emerald is a cool toned green with subtle silvery shimmer.  The overall look of the finish is that of a cream in most lighting.  The shimmer is only visible in strong lighting like direct sun.  The pretty shimmer in the bottle unfortunately doesn't transfer to the nail.  The color is similar to OPI Jade is the New Black/Orly Lucky Duck though Essential Emerald is a bit lighter due to the shimmer in the finish.  Jade is the New Black is one of my favorite shades of green so I was drawn to Essential Emerald.  I just wish the shimmer in the bottle translated to the nail.

Essential Emerald's formula was on the thin side.  The first coat was very uneven and there was some patchiness still visible on the second coat.  The third coat evened everything out.  The finish wasn't very glossy but I always use a high gloss top coat.  I used Poshe Super-Fast Drying Topcoat for this mani.  Dr.'s Remedy polishes are exclusively available through their site.

This product was provided to me for review.

1 coat Blue Cross Snowman Green Glitter over
3 coats Dr.'s Remedy Essential Emerald

This lovely Blue Cross Snowman polish has no name so let's call him Green Glitter. Green Glitter is a mix of very small hexagon glitters in emerald green and iceberg lettuce green.  The base is clear.  This Snowman's glitter is very dense so it could easily be worn on it's own.  I like to conserve the pretty though so I layered.  This is so wonderfully sparkly!  I love it!  Blue Cross products are available at Rite Aid in my area though displays may vary.  

 Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas!