With greens being the projected trend for 2013, I decided I would hop on the bandwagon early and wear this green polish. This is SpaRitual's Twisted Vine. I ordered a mini of this one seeing as I have quite a few other greens. I couldn't get this one out of my head, though, and knew that eventually I was going to have to try it out.
Several years back, I can remember thinking that green polish was rather tacky. After falling head over heels in love with OPI Jade Is The New Black, the doors to green just flew open. I found myself drawn to loads of green polishes. Now, I find rich greens really sexy and, strangely, classy! It is a bit daring, what with being a green, yet not garish and in your face.
This particular polish is a rich, deep shade. Being the odd-ball I am, I decided to try and pin point exactly what kind of green this is. Looking at some color samples, I have to say this is somewhere between 3 shades: Hunter, myrtle, and British Racing Green. Honestly, I didn't realize there was such a thing as "British racing green," though, I suppose that makes sense for the Butter London (British Racing Green) and Barry M. (Racing Green) polishes.
Application was fair. I did notice if you swiped over the same area twice it would create a thin, strange patch. The first coat was uneven and sheer. However, with a second coat everything smoothed over and was uniform. The finish of it isn't quite a full-blown jelly, though it isn't a true creme (in my opinion), either. I would venture to say it is somewhere between the two.
You can buy these from several places, but I ordered mine at Apothica.com. The mini bottle will run you about $5.00
*Product purchased with sponsorship funds. All opinions are my own.