Don't know about you guys, but I usually chose nail polish based on the mood I'm in. Two days ago I felt kinda in a funk (again, I know) so I decided to go for a color that would reflect it: dirty and dark(ish). I chose China Glaze Below Deck (never wore it before). Well, to my surprise, I totally loved it!!! For some reason I thought it was going to be just your blah grey like murky mud water mixed with sewer (exaggeration for sure, but that's what kind of mood I was in!!). Well.. I liked it so much that I wore it for two days! And now it's one of my favs!
Below Deck could be best described as a dusty muave... or a light lilac/purple with a good amount of dirt mixed in. It is lovely!!! A two coater with self-leveling formula. I stamped it with a design from my new Cheeky stamp plate and you ready for this... I messed it up! wow, what a surprise, right... LOL I think you're used to it by now, aren't ya!!
Oh, and I finally got it through my coconut that putting some cuticle oil around my nails will make the dry skin look a lot better... only took me a few comments from you guys and 4 months to apprehend it =)))
Anyway, on to the swatches:
Below Deck came out in Spring 2011 in China Glaze Anchors Away collection. It's still widely available for sale at TransDesign or 8ty8 Beauty among other retailers.
I also compared it to other polishes in my collection that I thought looked somewhat similar. I came up with two: OPI Parlez-Vous OPI? and Orly Not Your Mama's Muave.
Here's the first comparison:
Compared to OPI Parlez-Vous OPI? Below Deck is a touch darker a dustier. It is also a lot warmer.
Next I compared it to Orly's Not Your Mama's Muave. Orly is a lot lighter, a lot more burgundy and warm. And I'm glad I tried it out because I absolutely hate it on myself, and hence I'm throwing it into a swap section!!
What do you guys think of Below Deck? Have you ever tried a nail polish that you thought you weren't going to be crazy about but ended up loving it?
Thanks so much for reading!!