I'm back with another Avon Nailwear Pro. Since Olive Green was my biggest color disappointment in my Avon haul, I was just going to put it up on my "greens" shelf, untried. When my Blog buddy, Sasha from Nihrida, left a comment on my Avon haul post, showing an interest in this one, I changed my mind.
Anyway, Olive Green is a blue leaning, drab green, creme. It's too blue to be called olive or an army green.. As I worked the register last night, it dawned on me where I had seen this color before...Avon Olive Green is the exact shade of green found on US paper money.
The formula of Olive Green skins over very quickly, and it's on the thick side. Because it's very pigmented, and on the thick side, this polish would make a perfect 1 coat mani for those with short nails. I, however, got a lot of drag ridges, (almost every nail), applying the first coat. For long nail gals like me, add thinner ( I did 13 drops). It did wonders for the consistency, and I was able to get the second coat to level out/fill in the ridges of my first coat quite nicely.
Something worth mentioning...I had to shake my bottle of Olive Green- a lot. The pigments in this polish separate something terrible, and are very visible not only from outside the bottle as marbling, but on the brush as well in long blue and yellow streaks. I shook my bottle vigorously every couple of nails and did not get a single bubble.
I color categorize Avon Olive Green in the very popular, color tone of the season... with all those greyed out, tauped out, smoked out colors and greiges. I lump all those polishes in what I call Grunge. The mood of those types of colors remind me of the Grunge music movement of the 90s... Organic, distorted, toned down, dirty and a little depressing .
I'm betting that 10 to 20 years from now the Grunge color fad of the present will be seen not chic- but depressing, as noted above. I truly believe that the colors in fashion are a reflection of the over-all mood of people in industrialized countries, just like all the brights, patterns, must have vivid eyes, cheeks and lips, over-sized shoulders & accessories, and bling on bling of the 80s were the reflection of the excesses of that decade. I don't believe that Grunge colors will get as big as what happened in fashion during the 80s- no, nothing will ever top that.
Good grief, I'm rattling on and on!
I'm a bit nervous about some Ultrasound results, and it's showing.
Avon Olive Green mani- 2 coats, 1 coat Seche;
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