Sorry for the inconsistent lighting. Some colors get washed out (by my stupid camera!) if they are photographed in direct light. I wandered around the house trying to find the best location to take pictures of each shade. I probably looked like a nut. I was all over the place with my face at my camera's display screen. I'm surprised I didn't trip over anything, including the cat!
Here are the shades I started collecting to try to find a Tiffany-blue. Nfu Oh #172, 206, & 394, as well as China Glaze's For Audrey. I bought #172 and #206 based on their color from the pictures online. Once I received them and saw how off I was, I asked Jocelyn (at Fabuloustreet) to help me find the closest match.
This is that color I talked about in another post. It is almost identical to Essie's Mint Candy Apple. A gorgeous color, but not what I was looking for. I'd put this in the range of sea foam greens. The formula for #172 isn't as nice as Essie's. It's kind of streaky. This was 3 thick coats.
I'd seen some swatches of this color online and I wasn't sure if it was truly as dark as in the pictures posted. So I ordered it anyway. It's way too green and much too dark! Pretty color though. The formula for this polish was decent. I'd call this a creme but it kind of had a translucent jelly-like quality. I think this was 3 coats.
I think I had told you that I bought this and then gave it to my sister. Well, she didn't use it so she gave it back! Yay! This is supposed to be a Tiffany's inspired color. It's very dusty looking. Too dusty to settle for this as Tiffany-blue. Is it just me or does anyone else think it needs a touch of green? This was just 2 coats.
I FINALLY gave in and asked for assistance in finding a color! I couldn't spend anymore money on the wrong shade. (...Which, actually, I did. After I got #394, I bought #393 because I thought it would be a little bit better. Oops. Waaaay too blue!) Initially, I thought this was a duplicate of "For Audrey"... but as I should have known, you can't judge a polish by its bottle! When I put it on, I saw that it was much more saturated and didn't have that grayish weird tint to it. I have yet to see if it matches the Tiffany & Co. box but I can say it is nearly a perfect match to the envelope they mail their catalogues in :)
[The first photograph in this post is of Nfu Oh #394]
Saturday, January 09, 2010
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