My first TT post was China Glaze Zombie Zest, a fabulously ugly-awesome green from the 2010 Halloween Awakening Collection. For your viewing pleasure, my original swatch, in all its oddly-lit, patchy glory.
|That thumb is the envy of hitchhikers around the world.|
Super-sexy, right? Moving very quickly on to Now...
Daaang. Lighting, nail shape, application, hand position, watermarking...I can't even believe how different it looks! And it's worth mentioning that I love this polish now even more than I did back then. The glassflecks are so rich and sparkling, and the olive/lime green is all kinds of cool.
Of course the pessimist in me can't help wondering what glaring flaws I'm going to see in these swatches a few months from now, because that's how my ego rolls. For now, though, I have to admit that I'm really encouraged to see that a little time and effort can produce such visible improvement, especially when I'm doing something I enjoy this much.
Happy Anniversary to my fellow Twinsies--I'll be 'round in just a little bit to see more Then and Now!
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Jamie at Polish, Please!
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Marisa at Polish Obsession
Meredith at Polish and Charms
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