Saturday, November 5, 2011

CQ Golden Green (Challenge Day 22: A Polish You Used to Hate But Now Love)

I dedicate this post to my friend Katherine over at the fantabulous polish blog, Haul of Fame She mentioned to me that she wanted to see these swatches, so here they are.  I hope she likes it!

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I come from a long line of people who dislike the color green.  Hate the color green.  I don't know why or where this antipathy started, but growing up, green was just the worst color for my grandmother, mother, and aunt.  After yellow, of course, but yellow was just so yuck a color, I don't think anyone even considered it as part of any potential color schematic.

But back to green.  So I grew up with a large bias towards green.  As I got older, I found myself growing slightly more favorable to green (I feel like I'm describing my journey out of a racist family, but seriously, their antipathy was really just against the color green.  In fact, my best friend's last name is Greene).  Anyways, yeah, so I started to like green.  It started with more seafoam-y types, pastels, and grew to hunter, emerald greens.  That definitely influenced the color palette in my polish stash.

And then one day a little company -- maybe you've heard of them...Chanel? -- came out with Peridot, a yellowy green that kinda had a tinge of bronze to it.  I am nothing if not a product of my environment, so I snuffed my nose at Peridot.  But then I saw Sally Hansen's darker-ish version, Bronze Ablaze, and fell in love (swatches forth coming).  I finally bit the bullet and found the CQ dupe, Golden Green (for more dupes, see my new Dupe Alert page!).  These are the results:

From the swatches I've seen, this seems to be a good (and cheaper) dupe.  And surprise, surprise, I like it!  This color just glows.  As unclever a name as golden green, it really is the perfect way to describe this shimmery duochrome cum metallic.  Two perfect coats and I couldn't stop staring at my nails.

What do you ladies think?


  1. Aww, thank you for the shout out! xoxo
    I looooove this polish! I'm going to have to go out and get it now. Thanks for swatching it and posting so soon. I tried to buy Chanel Peridot last night at three stores and each was sold out! I'm glad I can buy this!!

    I'm glad you like this polish too, because it looks great on you.

  2. You have to get this polish! I think I'm in love with this brand now: so cheap and really lovely shades. There goes my no-buy rule until after the holidays...sigh...