If you saw this post then you know that Sinful Colors Green Ocean (retail: $1.99), which is one of those harder-to-find Sinful Colors shades, is now a bit more easily available thanks to the St. Patty's Day display that is now surfacing at Walgreens stores across the country.
I thought it might be helpful to those of you considering picking up this elusive polish if you saw it layered over a few shades.
I want to apologize for any chips you see in my polish, but I forgot to take pics until after I had washed a few rounds of dishes, so my nails aren't in the most pristine shape. But regardless, I think this might give you an idea of how beautiful Green Ocean is when layered.
First up, Green Ocean layered over Wet n Wild Ebony Hates Chris (two coats of WnW, one coat of Green Ocean):
Black polish really brings out the stunning hues of green and blue in Green Ocean, doesn't it? When the light catches my nails, the colors just dance. Love this combo.
Next up, Green Ocean layered over China Glaze For Audrey (two coats of China Glaze, one coat of Green Ocean):
My camera just could not capture the true look of this combo, but in the pic above, you can kind of see the flakes of light teal blue that catch in the light. In person, these flakes of pale teal really sparkle and they almost look electric when the light catches them. This combo totally reminds me of the tile hat used to be in my bathroom many years ago. I was living in an apartment that was built in the 60s and it had the most awesome light teal bathroom tiles that had glitter embedded in them. It really looked like this and I was so obsessed with that countertop...aaaah, the good ol' days!
My only complaint about Green Ocean is that, unlike Sally Hansen Hidden Treasure, the flakes in this polish do not always sit smoothly on the nail. If you don't use a thick top coat, your nails are going to feel a bit bumpy, so I would suggest using two coats of top coat if bumpy nails tend to bother you. Other than that, this polish is WINNING (sorry for the Charlie Sheen reference but that word is cracking up me lately).
Do you own Green Ocean already? What do you like to layer it over? If you don't own it, are you thinking about taking a trip to Walgreens to pick up a bottle?