I've surprised myself by falling completely in love with green polish. I never would have guessed that I would amass a collection of various greens, but it's one of my favorite colors to wear. I found this one when my favorite, Sally Hansen Insta Dri in Jade Jump, started to run out, and I realized to my horror that I couldn't find it again anywhere! A perfect seafoamy mint green had become an essential to my collection, so I went in search of a replacement.
Nothing can replace your favorite green, but this one is nice. This color is Retro Mint from Wet n Wild Megalast, a mint green with a hint of silver sparkle. I also used this color in my rainbow gradient earlier this week, and when I saw how pretty my holo polish, Glitter Gal's Turbulence, looked dabbed on top, I had to try it for a whole nail. The black is Sally Hansen Triple Shine in Slick Black. It's a soft black with fine sparkles throughout.
|Left to Right: Retro Mint, Slick Black, and Retro Mint with Turbulence as a topper|
One thing I have to say: I haaaated both of these brushes. I think I'm in the minority that prefers a thinner, rounder brush to a wide, flat one, so your mileage may vary, but I do not like this flat "professional" brush trend at all. Maybe it's my small nails or squarish nail beds, but they make a huge mess compared to thinner brushes for me. Megalast has a variety of really nice colors, and I like Retro Mint's formula, but the brush has kept me from stocking up on this good quality, affordable line, and I was soooo disappointed at how similar the Triple Shine line brush is, since I'm a shine junkie. :(
|Retro Mint (Megalast)|
|Slick Black (Triple Shine)|