Hello, all. Sorry I haven’t been swatching more lately! I really should, as it seems to be a downtime in nail polish news — all the holiday sets have been announced and are for sale, very little Spring 2014 news, no new fads on the horizon.
Part of the reason is that my non-dominant hand, my swatch hand, has taken a real beating in the last couple of weeks and looks banged up. Also, just when I was thinking, “Hey, I should trim that one fingernail before it breaks”….. it breaks. So I’ll only be showing a couple of nails for a while. Another reason is that frankly I’m a bit burned out lately and don’t know why. I still love blogging and my readers. :-D I think perhaps I’m loathe to spend more money on polish when I should be saving up for my holiday shopping.
So I’m going to go through my Stash Mountain and swatch some older colors. I’ve got one from Rimmel today called Rags to Riches, a green shimmer. In some lights the shimmer looks golden and in others it looks silvery. I’d call the shade of green a moss or fern color, not olive and not hunter green.
Rimmel’s Lasting Finish Pro line has attractive square bottles that feel very solid, no danger of tipping that I can tell. Each one contains 0.45 oz/13.3 ml, and I got Rags to Riches so long ago that I don’t remember how much it cost. I bought it at CVS Pharmacy and think it was about $4. The handle is tapered and the brush is the wide spatulate type that I like but which some do not. Unfortunately, as with many of these type brushes, it was irregularly cut and so application was a little more awkward than it should have been. Polish formula was average and I had to use four coats to cover all visible nail line. Under bright indirect outdoor light with no top coat:
Very pretty, not streaky like many shimmers. A nice shimmery green for any time of year, Rags to Riches doesn’t scream only “Holidays!” or “Beach!” to me. If you’re looking for a similar color that’s more of a sparkly foil, I think Zoya’s Rikki would fit the bill and it covers better in fewer coats but is more expensive: