Nail of the Week: Teals, Gold and Other Glitters

Orly Teal Unreal and Cirque Colors Helios
Orly Teal Unreal and Cirque Colors Helios (click to ENLARGE!)

Anyone relying on my photos for accurate swatches is a fool. That fact is most apparent to me today, as I tried incessantly to take an accurate photo of Orly ‘Teal Unreal’ nail polish. And then I just gave up.

Orly Teal Unreal and Cirque Colors Helios
Orly Teal Unreal and Cirque Colors Helios

Teal Unreal is a bright teal — blue infused green. So obviously, the photos are too blue; in real live Teal Unreal is greener.  I’ve been really loving the combination of teal and gold lately. The gold here is Cirque Colors ‘Helios’ — I will need a back up of this bottle as mine is running unexpectedly low.

Another version of this mani was Essie ‘Go Overboard’ (with Helios), a darker teal. I forgot to take pictures until day 5 or 6 so, scusa the chippies. The one accent nail is with Orly ‘Sparkling Garbage’, a multicolor glitter that I’ve also been loving — except some variation with this in the next few months.

Essie Go Overboard, Cirque Colors Helios, Orly Sparkling Garbage
Essie Go Overboard, Cirque Colors Helios, Orly Sparkling Garbage (click to enlarge!)

The swatches below actually reflect the colors much better. Go Overboard is a smidge darker than in real life, but the tone is correct. That is a dot of Sparkling Garbage over the teals.

essie go overboard orly teal unreal sparkling garbage2

Teal versus Turquoise: The Difference

essie in the cab ana naughty nauticalEssie ‘In the Cab-ana’ (left) and ‘Naughty Nautical’ (right)

Nothing gets my rabid eyes going than arrival of a fresh batch of new nail polish. I’m so excited that I can’t decide which to try on first, ‘In the Cab-ana’ or ‘Naughty Nautical’, both from Essie.

I have been describing In the Cab-ana as a turquoise (blueish green), but right next to Naughty Nautical, it is decidedly a teal (greenish blue), don’t you think? Nothing like a comparison to show it for what it is — If one is to get philosophical about it.

These pictures were taken indoors at night, with artificial light (a trekking head lamp, haha). I think wearing both at the same time would solve my dilemma.

essie in the cab ana naughty nautica3Essie ‘In the Cab-ana’ (left) and ‘Naughty Nautical’ (right)

EDIT 14 August 2013: I added an outdoor, with natural light, picture below. Click to enlarge.

essie in the cab ana naughty nautical6Essie ‘In the Cab-ana’ (left) and ‘Naughty Nautical’ (right)