Sunday, April 8, 2012

Max Factor ~ Emerald

Max Factor ~ Emerald
Dark green with golden shimmer

with

NYX ~ Enchanted Forest
Clear base with multisized green and holographic glitter and hexagons


I bought this mini bottle of green Max Factor polish in Germany. I was actually looking for another Max Factor that nail bloggers are going crazy over at the moment, but it wasn’t there. So I picked this one up instead.

The formula is quite good, but I found it a bit tricky to handle the very small brush. The handle is so short that I felt a bit awkward when I tried to manoeuvre it around. But anyway – I managed to apply two coats of the polish – and I also managed to flip the open bottle over and the brush fell onto the carpet. Grrr!! Fortunately there was only polish where the brush landed on the carpet and on my laptop, and we managed to remove it from both. Phew.

So anyway, enough of the talking, here is the nail polish. Two coats – no top coat yet:


I was in the mood for glitter so I dug out a long forgotten NYX glitter, “Enchanted Forest”.

Application was not very easy at all. The brush really pulled on the glitter, so I had to move the brush around and around on the nails afterwards to spread the glitter out. And I was only lucky enough to find four of the big hexagons – two for each hand. At least that was enough to make them match
:)

Another thing about the NYX polish is that it smells really bad. Like strong glue or something. I know that Kleancolor’s polishes have that reputation but this particular NYX is worse!

I gave it two coats of “Enchanted Forest” and a thick layer of a no name top coat and I was ready to rock.
Here’s the finished mani:


Do you like it? I’m getting more and more fond of green polish.  


Max Factor:
Opacity: 9/10
Colour, prettiness: 6/10
Durability: 8/10
Value for money: 7/10
Overall: 7.5/10
Buy again: No

18 comments:

  1. Grøn lak er bare pænt! :) har også denne. Hmmm er det mon fantasy fire du ledte efter? ;)

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    1. Det var det nemlig lige præcis, men den var ikke i de butikker, jeg var i. Måske bliver den kun solgt i England? :)

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    2. Den er vist ok nem at finde derover. Er du egentlig medlem af fb-gruppen Polish-ahollics Anonymous? Der er de gode til at hjælpe hinanden, også der fandt mine swap-buddies fra USA :)

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    3. Nej, jeg synes, at der er vildt kedeligt på Facebook :D
      Men det kunne da godt være, at jeg skulle se på den gruppe alligevel :)

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  2. I like the end result :-) I think I would struggle using the small Max Factor brush for proper manicures too but as the only one I have is Fantasy Fire and I only use that for layering, it doesn't really matter if my application is a bit messy ;-)

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    1. It was a struggle for sure! And yes, it was Fantasy Fire I was after, but I didn't manage to find it. Tough luck, but I guess it wasn't meant to be right now then. :)

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  3. Beautiful greens, love the layering!

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    1. Thank you so much. :) I really like it too.

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  4. Love the NYX glitters ontop, the green really stands out against the base.

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    1. NYX makes some great glitters for sure. :)

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  5. That Max Factor is stunning, so bummed we don't have their polishes in the US anymore! Enchanted Forest looks amazing over it, such a fun chunky glitter!

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    1. I know exactly how you're feeling when you see polishes that you just can't get. Argh!
      And thanks - I appreciate it. :)

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    1. It can lighten up a dark polish for sure! :)

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  7. Love the combo of greens! That is a great glitter on top! Stinky maybe, but worth it! =)

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    1. Totally stinky, yeah, but I love the looks of that glitter :D

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