Day four of The Challenge is green. And I chose Mitzi by Zoya, a polish sent to my by Nail de Royale.
Mitzi is from this summer's Mod Mattes collection. It was the color I was least excited about from the collection, and the one I wouldn't have purchased myself. And I must admit, when it arrived from Nail de Royale, I thought to myself that I was disappointed to get the worst color of the collection. (I would never say such ungrateful things out loud! I would only think them to myself!) Well, I am eating all of those words I... thought. I love this color! Love!
The juxtaposition of such a bright lime color and a matte finish is so interesting and unique. I think it looks great with my skin tone, and I can't stop looking down at my nails. It's true, it does look like crap up close, but you just have to get past that. That's what turned me off initially when people starting posting swatches. It's uneven. After three coats it still looks terrible. It looks like green colored clay that you've just smeared on your nails. Not pretty. Just appreciate the color, and ignore all that stuff!
Also, this stuff lasts a long time, especially for a matte! I put this on Thursday evening. It's now Sunday morning, and I have hardly any chipping. There is a fair amount of cracking on some of the nails, but the cracking hasn't lead to chipping yet. And it's not really visible unless you're looking at my nails up close. I did wear a base coat, and I wonder if that helped. No matte polish has ever lasted this long on me! It does tend to get less matte, and more satin-y the longer it's on, though. It also darkens a fair amount, and becomes less neon and more olive toned.
Hope everyone had a good weekend!