NCLA Dirty Martini

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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