Wednesday, January 9, 2013

MUA Nail Varnish in Shade 23

Yet another shade from the MUA Nail Varnish line. I wish they took the time to name this one, 'cause all it's got is a number. Shade 23

Make Up Academy (MUA), Shade 23, 2 coats

The first time I saw Shade 23 in real life, I though: what a nice shade of green. Olive, drab, army... call it whatever you want, it's beautiful. But the first big surprise followed. I opened the bottle and the worst kind of brush popped out. It immediately reminded me of iguana and I almost thought a freaking reptile is gonna come out of the bottle. I knew I was gonna have to cut it, so I closed the bottle to get my scissors. When I opened it again, the bristles got jammed in the cap and they weren't bothering me anymore.

Seriously, it looked just like the spikes on this iguana's back. I admit I freaked out a little too. 

Other than my little brush incident, this polish looks very decent in all other aspects. Once the runaway bristles were taken care of, I had no problem with the brush. It was actually one of the most flexible MUA brushes so far. Although it did leave some brush strokes (that's why you always need some extra polish on your brush with these). The formula is pretty good and the polish has the potential to be a 1-coater. I used 2 as I always do. I'd say this polish comes closest to drab color and it reminds me of washed out army T-shirts. If you look closely, you can see silver microglitter in it. It's not really that visible on the nails though. I only wish this polish was a bit glossier once it dries. For £1, this one is definitely a keeper. 

Thanks for looking and commenting!

13 comments:

  1. I love this shade, it's totally wearable:) Too bad the brush is so cheap!

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  2. Zelo me spominja na Essie Sew Psyched, s katerim sem bila obsedena nekaj časa. :)

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    1. Mislim, da je tale malo bolj zelen, Essie pa povleče bolj na sivo. Ampak dosti blizu ja. Tudi meni je bil Sew Psyched ZELO všeč. =)

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  3. how do you know English so well? btw: nice blog, I love it:)

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    1. Thank you! =) I don't really know. Practice I guess.

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  4. I'm not feeling the shade.

    Those bristles really do look scary O_o .

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  5. :O :O ..morala bi kakšno opozorilo najprej napisat, lol, oJOJ, jz sem se kar mal ustrašla čopiča! Ampak barva je pa svetovna, res. Zgleda mi kot "love child" od H&M Hunt me down & essence "barefoot through the moss" -- bi bila kdaj pri volji jih primerjat (če jih še imaš), če že ne na nohtih, vsaj stekleničke samo?

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    1. He he, tudi jaz sem se jih ustrašila. =) Bom poskušala izbrskat moj Barefoot Through the Moss... čim prej.

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    2. yay, super :) se že veselim objave.

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  6. That is one nasty brush!!! This shade looks perfect on you, but I can imagine with a different tone of skin it can look bleak...

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  7. Every time I see this shade on the shelf I think of you! It's so you!! The brush though...wtf?!

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