Monday, October 21, 2013

Manicure Monday - Watermelon Rind

Watermelon Rind by China Glaze

Watermelon Rind is a super-sparkly emerald green. I've read it described as "glass-flecked" and I can see why. My photo here does't do it justice, since this was taken after several days of wear. To give you a better idea, around my house this is called "beetle green" because it looks like the spectacularly brilliant sparkly carapace of an emerald beetle on each of my fingertips. Seriously if I heard this was made out of beetles I'd be a little disturbed but I'd totally believe it.

It was released as a summer color in 2009, but I wear it all the time, and I think it is gorgeous as an alternative to red around the holidays.

...and now for the scoring part -- The Finger Scale!

On a scale of one (I'll let you guess which one) to ten (ALL IN!) fingers, I give Watermelon Rind:

Cost: 8 fingers - China Glaze is not the most inexpensive of polishes, but I consider them mid-range and you get a lot of wear for your money.

Coverage: 8 fingers - The coverage of this color is what you'd expect from a micro-glitter, it takes 2-3 coats to achieve an even opaque cover. Once it's on you will marvel and stare though, I promise. It hardly needs a top coat and it is very chip-resistant.

Wear: 9 fingers - I've abused the hell out of this polish. Everything from funning shelter dogs to metal-filled medical record filing, it is built to last and the glitter is easy to touch-up if you so desire.

Clean-up: 7 fingers - It's glitter folks. It can be difficult to remove but if you let your polish-remover-soaked- cotton-wad sit on your nail for a few seconds and then wipe, it'll budge quicker than most other glitters.

Color: 10 fingers - The color in the bottle and on the hand are completely identical and completely awesome.

Final Score: 9 fingers! (8.4 but I don't like to have partial bits of fingers, eew...)

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