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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Julie G - Tahiti

     Today I have for you Tahiti. Another nail polish from the Cruise collection by JulieG. I have to admit that as much as I want to have a fun post for you today, after taking care of 2 sick children and trying to keep up with the housework I'm exhausted. So please bear with me on this one as my sense of humor might be a little off.
     Tahiti is a mint green nail polish with teal micro-shimmer. Unlike Santorini the shimmer in Tahiti is visible even though it's very subtle.


Julie-G-Tahiti

     The application was pretty much on par with the experience I had with Santorini also. There was some slight dragging when applying thin coats. I also experienced a few patchy places at the cuticle line with the first coat. Tahiti does level itself out and reached a nice full opacity after 2 coats.  Shown here is 2 coats without top coat.

mint green nail polish. Tahiti from Julie G Cruise Collection

     I do love the way the shimmer seems to float within the polish. It almost gives the appearance of micro flakies. Which is a new finish that I am  completely fascinated with at the moment. I also think it helps this polish stand out a bit from the other minty nail polish colors out there.  Plus it makes a great base for glitters toppers!


     Here I used Tahiti as a base color for Teal Beam from the Veils Collection by Maybelline. Overall the application issues were not enough to keep me from using this polish again. And I'm looking forward to trying the rest of the colors in the Cruise collection.  Do you like it with or without the glitter on top? Thanks for stopping by and Happy Polishing!




18 comments :

  1. Teal Beam looks absolutely amazing over that polish!!

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    1. Thanks. Im really trying to get out of the habit of layering glitters over black or white. I've learned that isn't always the base way to showcase them. It only took me 2 years of blogging to figure that out. lol

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  2. Its a pretty color and it pairs well with that Maybelline glitter.

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  3. Great combo of polishes! This looks really nice on you :)

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    1. Thank you. I was having fun with color combinations when I reviewed the Veils Collection.

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  4. I just adore mint green, and the microflakies really are pretty!

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    1. I love part of the polish. Its a little somethign extra that makes it special.

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  5. This is a beautiful combo! Love that particular color of green so much!

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    1. Thank you. I have noticed that I dont own a lot of minty green polishes, but I'm starting to like them more and more. I might have to pick up a few new ones soon.

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  6. Pretty! I like it both with and without the glitter. :)

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    1. Im a little torn on which way I like it best. Both are pretty good.

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  7. Oooh! With the glitter it almost look mermaid-y to me, just paint some scales and you're done! Very pretty!

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    1. Thats a great idea! I hadn't looked at it like that before but now I totally see it. =)

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  8. Tahiti was one of my favorites in that collection! Nice swatch!

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    1. Thank you. I havent used them all yet but this one is up there at the top as far as favorites go.

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  9. Oh wow! I need that Maybelline collection STAT!

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    1. I havent seen it in stores lately, but I think it's still available online.

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