Adorned Nails: Etos Longlasting Nailpolish No. 23

It's not quite gold and it's not quite mud.

Frankly, I don't think this is a colour that easily catches your eye at the makeup counter. I don't know how many times I'd stood at the Etos makeup counter and missed this bottle of polish! For those who do not yet know, Etos is a Dutch drugstore chain. However, as fate would have it, I did spot this muddy shade one day. I was quite struck by how quaint it looked.

I've been thinking about this for a long time. It suddenly dawned on me (while doing my grocery shopping) that Etos Longlasting Nailpolish No. 23 is like the colour of the brown-green skin of the green kiwifruit, not hairy but shimmery! Most peculiar indeed. I like that.

This polish applied without problems. I did two coats and it was already opaque. Is it as hardy as the name suggests? Well, it is my second day with the polish today and considering that I haven't at all been dainty with my fingers doing chores, I haven't seen any chipping yet. There is no top coat, by the way.

As for stamping, I'm taking a break from images of flora (read: temporarily bored with them). I chose this image from the Fauxnad plate T05, a Chinese-like lattice design. Aaah, you'd think it's just a simple straight line. I already know I can't draw. Apparently, I can't stamp a straight line either! [sheepish grin]

I used a yellow KONAD stamping polish. The image stamped is not that obvious, but it's just right for those who prefer subtle nail art. I like that too.

This Etos polish is in Prize Package 2 (Dark) of the KOH and Co. Giveaway. Try your luck at winning it!


Shivani said...

I love your pictures, so meticulously shot! Which camera do you use?

The color is gorgeous and I totally love the stamp design!

lavender said...

Wow! I like the stamping design. I did not do stamping for ages.

Anonymous said...

"It's not quite gold and it's not quite mud." LOL.... I happen to think its a lovely shade on your nails and you are spot on with the kiwi fruit! ;) Love the stamping effect with the leather (couch?) background :)

Unknown said...

This is such a unique color. I'm not sure if I've seen anything like this before. What kind of camera do you use to take the pictures? They come out so sharp and beautiful.

Shop N' Chomp said...

Why do I suddenly have the urge for some hot chocolate? :) Love this!

makeup merriment said...

I love these sandy tones- so very, very attractive. Like Dao, I would like to compliment your photos- very clear and sharp. I need a new camera- what do you use? x jeanie

DinaXYYan said...

I love this neutral shade! LOL at "not hairy but shimmery" hahaha..

Witoxicity said...

@Adorable On Your Vanity
Thank you for your lovely words. :)The colour is indeed quite unusual. Uh, and to think that I almost missed it! The camera I use is a Nikon D40. It has been very kind to me. However, I believe it's no longer in production and has been replaced by the D3000. :)

Thanks! Hey, you don't really need stamping. You're so good at dainty free-hand nail art! :)

@The Diva's Polish
Heh heh, thanks! That, my dear, isn't my couch. It's my leather boot that happens to have a similar brown-olive green shade. :)

@Shop N' Chomp
Thanks! I hope the hot chocolate was good. :D

Oh yes, this shade is indeed something that you would like! :)

Unknown said...

The colour looks better on your nails than on the bottle. I think the pattern gives it a nice touch ^^

Witoxicity said...

Thanks! I'm glad you like it. :)

The Beautifier said...

Hey! I am loving the stampting design! It made your nails look posh and elegant! xoxo

Witoxicity said...

@The Beautifier
Thank you, my dear! :)