Hi!! This is part one of a series of my nail polish overview. I shall attempt to compare similar shades, and describe them as best as I can. This first one is all about teals and blues/greens in my collection.
For my previous post on green nails for work, click here.
I painted two coats of each polish, no top coat, no base coat. And no judgement ok! I know I need a manicure really BADLY. Ha ha... :p
Teal: Also called teal blue. a medium to dark greenish blue
OK, first we have OPI Just Groovy. This is a bright sky blue, cream finish. I like cream finishes as far as 'weird' nail colors go. And for some reason, Groovy Blue jumps out at me among rows and rows of reds and nudes. I like this more on my toes, truthfully. And I took a picture of it sometime back, as you can see in the smaller picture, taken with Flash.
Next is China Glaze's For Audrey. This is THE Tiffany blue/green shade which some girls on youtube are raving about. And I think this sparks off the whole teal, peppermint, turquoise nail color trend. I finally got this colour, and I have to say, it is the perfect pastel shade of teal/ turquoise.
This is Barry M No 295 Turqouise, which is just that. It is slightly bluer than For Audrey. I like the consistency of Barry M nail paints. Thick, smooth, and you just need 2 even coats for the true colour to show.
This is MAC Peppermint Patti which is limited edition from the Sugarsweet Collection. This is much greener, and also a lovely pastel creme finish. In terms of the consistency, you need 2 thick coats or even 3 coats for the opaque finish as compared to the first two polish.
This is OPI Gargantuan Green Grape, which in my opinion, is a lime green colour. But it isn't super thick and opaque, and you need about 3 coats for the true colour to show. And I think this colour makes Peppermint Patti look blue in comparison.
And lastly, we have another Barry M, the number is 209 Spring Green which is a grass green. Like a crayon. Definitely not something I would wear on my finger nails.
Here is an overview. From the Thumb - For Audrey, Turquoise, Peppermint Patti, Gargantuan Green Grape, Spring Green. Just Groovy is on the other hand, but you get the idea.
My fave?? I really like the first three colours!!!
That's all for now and I hope this has been helpful. Thank you for reading!