|Joe Fresh: Moss and Dollish Polish: The Hero of Time|
The Joe Fresh polish is a Canadian nail polish I received from a friend from grad school, along with the coveted Twilight, a black jelly with flakies, very similar to Nfu Oh 60, and Teal, which is actually not Teal at all, but a sort of dusty blue somewhat similar to the color of Butter London's Victoriana, but a slight shimmery polish, rather than a glitter.
The glitter topcoat is one of Dollish Polish's Legend of Zelda polishes that come as a set. The other one is Hylian Princess and is predominantly purple and gold. I haven't worn it yet, but I'm really looking forward to it, as soon as I figure out what kind of "underwear" will work with it.
Okay, so I *cough* forgot *cough* to take a picture of Joe Fresh Moss alone on the nails, because it made my hands turn a godawful shade of zombie-warmed-over. I suspect it will look much much better on other people who don't have as much yellow in their skin tones, but for me, this will always be a polish to top with other colors.
I'm not a fan of the short and thin brush that the Joe Fresh polishes use. SInce it's not really a self-leveling polish, the thin brush can make application a bit awkward.
That said, I think these two polishes work really well together.
The murky green of Moss really sets off the variety of green, gold, tan and brown glitters in The Hero of Time. They seem to float atop the base coat.
This is one coat of the Hero of Time over Joe Fresh Moss. It probably could be built up to opacity, but I think I like it better as a topcoat. This picture is a bit blurry, but I think it shows better how the glitters catch the light :)
|Look how heroic I am! *cue stirring movie soundtrack*|
This one is also pretty awesome :D
Also, she seems to have really odd ideas about appropriate posing for a polish.
To me, "The Hero of Time" carries some strong cues for effective posing, but clearly, the Kitteh has different associations with heroism. Clearly she needs to play more Legend of Zelda games.
Rejected Kitteh + bottle shots
|Intriguing, possibly tasty.|
The Kitteh's most common reaction to having a bottle of polish in front of her is to smell it.
She never looks particularly pleased by the result, yet she seems compelled to do it.
Likewise, I am compelled to photograph her doing it. It is a vicious cycle, but its our vicious cycle.
|Psycho Kitteh! RUN AWAY|
I can't pass up hilarious yawning pictures, but I feel like they might give a somewhat bad impression of awesome polishes.
Seriously. That is a scary face. The face of a kitteh who has sniffed way too many polish fumes and isn't afraid to let the whole world know.
|Oh . . . no. Just . . . no.|
Oh yes, the slightly-sticking-out-tongue look.
. . . Always a classic.
|Kitteh Calisthenics: Always good after a strenuous photo shoot.|
There is nothing wrong with this picture. It just wasn't quite as heroic-looking as the first one.
Anyhow. Joe Fresh Moss and Dollish Polish Hero of Time. A really fantastic combination, but probably the only way I'm going to wear Moss, because it hates my skin tone so incredibly much.
Joe Fresh Moss:
A fine mossy green creme, but terrible on my skin. The brush makes application a bit annoying, but nothing one can't work around.
The Hero of Time: Kitteh-Approved!
An excellent and fun glitter topcoat, though not one I'd likely want to fiddle with enough to get full coverage. Instead, I'd probably use a more dense glitter green, like Orly Here Comes Trouble as a base and work from there. That said, as a topcoat, it had a nice application and complex color mix that is really interesting, especially with the small light brown glitters. I like the variety of colors and sizes of glitter, and am intrigued by the idea of trying this over a rich brown or a tan.
Random shots of the Kitteh adventuring in our front lawn, which our landlords desperately need to mow