24 January 2013

Twenty Seven Polish: Mardi Gras!

Today I'm wearing--and loving--Mardi Gras! by Twenty Seven Polish. I've had it for a couple of months and have been saving it, looking forward to Mardi Gras season, and this polish could not be more perfect for it! Okay, maybe if it came with a Dixie beer and some red beans and rice, but there's only so much one bottle of nail polish can do. Still...LOVE!

Twenty Seven Polish Mardi Gras! swatch

Purple, green, and gold are the traditional colours of Mardi Gras, and that's what this glitter polish is made of--small green and purple hexes, with large, holographic hexes of gold that totally remind me of the coveted, "gold" parade doubloons. (Protip: If you're at a parade and one hits the ground near you, don't bend down to reach for it, or you'll be too slow; stomp on it immediately, before someone else does. Then you can pick it up.)

Twenty Seven Polish Mardi Gras! swatch

This is one generously dabbed coat of Mardi Gras! over China Glaze Def Defying, followed by a coat of Gelous, plus one of SV. I don't know that it actually needed that much top coat, but the total effect was really stunning. Glassy-smooth and shiny, and the golden hexes still shone like crazy. I actually didn't realize when I ordered Mardi Gras! that the gold was holographic, but I kept staring at my nails all day, loving the way they caught the light.

Twenty Seven Polish Mardi Gras! swatch

As perfectly seasonal as this polish is, I think it'd look great year-round as well, over maybe a light or emerald green or a nice lavender or lilac. Ooh, or black...or in a jelly sandwich!  I definitely expect to get a lot of wear out of this one. I know I'll also be wearing it again in a couple of weeks on Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras Day, when Husband and I are going to a New Orleans restaurant that just recently opened here in Hong Kong. Really looking forward to that! Now I just need to find a bakery here that sells King Cake...

Twenty Seven Polish Mardi Gras! swatch

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34 comments:

  1. This is so much fun! I love the addition of the beads!

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    1. Thanks, Meredith! We tossed nearly everything we owned when we packed up and moved to the other side of the planet, but the Mardi Gras beads were not negotiable. ^_^

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  2. This is gorgeous and PERFECT for Mardi Gras - especially with those beads :)

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    1. I really do love it--thanks, Heather! :D

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  3. This is such a gorgeous glitter!! I love how you paired it with the green.

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  4. Estoy enamorada de ese verde, he visto uno muy parecido en otro blog, y me encanta!


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  5. The color looks so fresh and gorgeous ^^

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  6. Love these two together! And those larger gold glitters are awesome

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    1. Thank you very much! The large, gold pieces are my favourite part--they add so much sparkle, especially in real life! :D

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  7. These are really pretty together! Mardi Gras is beautiful!

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  8. This nail polish is really "packed" good together! :-) It is perfect for Mardi Gras! :-)

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    1. Thank you!! I knew from the bottle it'd be great for the Mardi Gras theme, but it looked even better than I hoped it would. She did a great job with this one!

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  9. This is so fun! I love the staging you did with the beads too, really helps bring the theme to life. :)

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    1. Thanks so much, Chelsea!! I usually find props kind of distracting, but I thought the beads were just too fitting not to use with this one. ^_^

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  10. Wow!!! This mani is so pretty. Love the color for I find it unique and classy. I wanna try this out. By the way, it looks like kiwi =)

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    1. I hadn't even thought about kiwi, but I see what you mean--thank you very much, Emy!

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    1. Thank you, Nory! I'm totally smitten with it too. ♥

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  12. This combo perfectly sums up Mardi Gras! And the fact that the gold was holographic I think really makes the polish extra special!

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    1. Totally agree, Kas--thank you very much!! The holographic shine off the gold really brought the whole thing to life. ^_^

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  13. This is such a nice polish!! It's going to be perfect for Mardi Gras!

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    1. Thank you, ChiChi! I'm already looking forward to wearing again! ;)

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