Untried A-Z Challenge Letter G
It's the 7th week of the Untried A-Z Challenge and that brings up to the letter G. This week I've gone back to the mainstream side of things with a polish from Jordana. Now I'm not even sure if Jordana still exists because I never hear anything about them and the only store I ever found their products in has closed almost all of the locations in Minnesota.
Good Luck Charm fit's this weeks theme in two ways, not only does the name of the polish start with the letter G but the color does also. Any guesses as to what color it might be? Well with a name like Good Luck Charm it has to be green.
This Granny Smith Apple green polish is packed with green shimmer and has a jelly finish. Originally when I purchased this 5 years ago the shimmer is what caught my attention.
The formula is nice and smooth with an even application but that's about all the good things I have to say about this polish. It is so sheer and builds up very very slowly. The first coat looks yellow and has a distinct VNL. After two coats you are left with a yellow tint and thin coverage.
By the third coat, you start to get a hint of green but a bug VNL. The fourth coat starts to build up the opacity and the fifth gives a nice green color and 98% coverage. Yes, you read that right, 5 coats! At this point, I was done with this polish, 5 coats is more than any polish should need in my opinion. And I say that with the knowledge that this wasn't advertised as a sheer tint or topper but a polish to be worn like any other regular polish.
While I am a bit disappointed in this polish I'm not ready to count it out yet. I want to try it as a tint rather than a regular polish. I think it might work for leadlighting but that's only if the green will show through and not look yellow. It might also work for pond manicures so I'll have to give that a try also. What are your thoughts about this color and the fact that it takes 5 coats? That's all I've got for you today, but be sure to check out the other G polishes from this week. Thanks for stopping by and Happy Polishing!