Manicure: Leopard nail art with China Glaze Four Leaf Clover and Optical Illusion nail polish

Leopard nail art with China Glaze Four Leaf Clover and Optical Illusion nail polish
Green isn't a colour I normally encourage my nails to wear, but China Glaze Four Leaf Clover is an exception. It is a neon-ish green, almost teal green. Call it parrot green if you like.
First and most important - the colour of Four Leaf Clover in the photographs is nothing like the actual colour, both on the nails and in the bottle. The actual polish is deeper and much greener. Neon green.
I have taken pictures over two days indoors, outdoors, in natural light, in fluorescent light and in direct sunlight, with various camera settings, but I cannot get the right colour. I'm such a bad photographer, despite a Canon DSLR. Google swatches of China Glaze Four Leaf Clover for the exact shade and tell me how surprised you are.
Leopard nail art with China Glaze Four Leaf Clover and Optical Illusion nail polish
In direct sunlight
Anyway, I used two coats and achieved a very opaque effect. The first coat was a bit streaky, but it was smooth after the second.
Over this, I applied Optical Illusion from the China Glaze prismatic collection. Optical Illusion is a very pretty glitter polish with loads of green, teal and holo glitter. I had only intended to dot the glitter, but the dots grew increasingly bigger and irregular that I decided to use my Konad black nail art pen and make it a kind of leopard mani.
Leopard nail art with China Glaze Four Leaf Clover and Optical Illusion nail polish
Indoors without flash
I'm beginning to like the colour in the photos, though it is extremely unlike the actual colour. Want to produce a nail polish that is actually the colour of the polish in these photographs, China Glaze? Or anyone else? (You could call it Renu's Folly!)
Leopard nail art with China Glaze Four Leaf Clover and Optical Illusion nail polish
In fluorescent light
  1. ooh your nails look SO pretty! I love them! Hope you are well xx

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  2. this is such a pretty colour :) I really like what you've done with it

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  3. Great blog! I love this tutorial. Thanks for leaving the comment on mine, I've just followed you :) could you follow me back? xx

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  4. Aprajita TrivediApril 22, 2014

    wow it's so beautiful!!!

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