Sorry I've been quiet around my blog and social media this week. My 7 and 8 year old girls have the week off school so we've been hanging out at the library, going to the park, watching movies, baking and crafting. I usually only have my 2 and 3 year old at home during the day, so 4 kids at home is BUSY! Haha. Hasn't left a lot of time for painting nails and blogging. I skipped Wednesdays post and didn't want to skip today's too, so I decided to take an older post from the archives and update it with new photos and comparisons. Some of you may be new to my blog and maybe haven't read the older posts...or if you did, you would see that some of the photos weren't that great. I only use natural lighting so I've since figured out the best times of day and places to take said photos to get the best results. Back then I had no idea and just winged it and it didn't always turn out awesome. I was also a pretty recent nail biting convert and my nails took a long time to heal. They peeled and broke often so I had to keep them very very short. I prefer the look of my much healthier nails so these photos are much better! (in my opinion)
|Essie Stylenomics - indoor (lower) lighting|
Essie Stylenomics is a blackened green creme that comes from the Fall 2012 collection. I love me a dark polish and I'm pretty smitten with dark emerald greens as well, so this color is pretty perfect for me. If truth be told, I do wish it was a little less "blackened" as to show more of the green color. In low light (ie: indoors) it definitely looks like you are wearing black polish (although it's somehow less harsh and stark than straight up black), while outdoors in brighter lighting you can see more of the green tones. See the photos above and below for the differences.
|Essie Stylenomics - direct sunlight|
The coverage on this polish is fantastic. It covers completely in 2 easy creamy coats with a beautiful smooth application. It's so easy to apply. I've been asked in the past if this colour stains the cuticles and it doesn't. It's easy to take off, although you may not want to get it in your cuticles while you are painting your nails because it's a bit trickier to get off, even with pure acetone. It can be done but it needs a bit of finessing.
Stylenomics vs. Going Incognito vs. Off Tropic vs. Licorice
In bright direct sunlight you can see more of Stylenomics green tones and Off Tropic and Going Incognito look waaaaay more green in comparison.
If you want to see more Stylenomics:
- check it out with Essie Sparkle On Top over it
- see it compared to other Almost-Black Essie's.