It may be December but it's still hot here in South Texas so today I have Dirty Martini by NCLA. This olive yellow-green creme is from the Fall 2012 "Going Out in LA" collection.
I used a base of Poshe, 2 coats of polish and a top of Cult Nails Wicked Fast. This polish was very well pigmented and formulated.
Look how nice this is! Now, on my middle finger you can see every single ridge I have. To keep your ridges from being the center of attention, you can use a ridge filling base coat. It's like a regular base coat but fills in the grooves of your nails so you have a smooth surface to paint on. I like to buff my nails with a 4-way buffer that I get at Sally's Beauty Supply. It's kind of cute to see my nubbin fingers - my nails are a lot longer now but I've also been religiously wearing at least a base coat on my nails, daily.
This picture is in the shade and while I didn't think it would be a color that I'd like, I LOVE it. I don't know what it is about this color but it's not too pea-soup or baby projectile or any of the other images that I originally thought when I thought "olive yellow/green."
Especially in indirect light - I'm obsessed. I think this color works well in other seasons as well - not just fall!
And finally, indoors with the flash - more yellow shows up here than in the other pictures.
While NCLA is definitely a higher end brand, I feel that it's totally worth the price tag for the formula and the range of colors.
NCLA [Website] [Facebook] [Twitter] [Tumblr] is available on the website for $16.00 a bottle and in a variety of stores.
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