NOTD – OPI – Sit Under The Apple Tree (matte)

Posted by Lipglossiping On October - 31 - 2009

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Yeah, it’s green… I don’t “do” green, but when I was getting my hair cut I saw the salon were offering two bottles for £10 and I didn’t want any more reds/pinks.

After 4 coats (yes, 4) I surveyed my new fungal fingers and sighed.  I don’t “do” green.  It was time for bed, so I resigned myself to the fact that I’d be wearing it the next day (of which I spent the majority hiding my nails).

It’s a very yellow green, like a muted chartreuse…it applies nicely and dries fairly quickly.  As I noted, it takes 4 coats to achieve opacity and dries with a glossy semi-sparkly finish.

The following evening I didn’t have time for a full mani, so in the hope of toning it down a little, I applied a coat of Nail Tek Foundation II to give it a matte finish.  The photo shows the mani after mattifying.

Nail Tek Foundation II works really well as a matte top coat, although I find that it definitely needs a squirt of quick-dry spray ontop as I had difficulty keeping it smudge free.

Do you wear greens?  What are your favourites? And do you say “ohpee” or O.P.I? (I’m sure I’ve asked that before)


9 Responses to “NOTD – OPI – Sit Under The Apple Tree (matte)”

  1. VexInTheCity says:

    Your nails are lovely. Jealous! I have 3 various dark shimmery greens. No light greens but I want that collection 2000 one that looks like a bright bogey shade.

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  2. @vexinthecity – hello my darlin!

    Thank you! They’re getting the chop next week though! hmm what’s the c2k one? I have button moon which is a weird blue/green mix. Cant stand the polishes though… they bubble up something rotten on my nails.

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  3. Tali says:

    4 COATS?!?! 4??? Eesh I would have given up by 2!!

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  4. Papayabunny says:

    Ohpee.

    And when I wear greens, I go for the darker, emerald type shades. China Glaze’s Watermelon Rind for one.

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  5. Fantastic says:

    wow, 4 coats?! that is so frustrating..how long did it take to dry?

    to be honest, i like this color on you! although i do know the feeling of hiding nails when you’re not sure that they “work” with the environment you’re in…

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  6. Get Lippie says:

    O.P.I. is how I say it.

    That green is gross – sorry!

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  7. @Tali – that’s because you, my love are what is known as impatient!

    @PapayaBunny – That’s how I say it too… emerald sounds good, I’ll check out the China Glaze one for christmas.

    @Fantastic – It was really quick to dry to be fair, about 10 minutes each coat. Another nail hider huh?

    @Get_Lippie – Don’t be sorry… it’s a horrible colour.

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  8. I really like this colour, ahaha. I don’t know if I like it matte though.
    I find it better to layer over something else though because it is such a pain to build up.
    Also, i say O.P.I. :)

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  9. Miss Merx says:

    I’ve never liked ‘Sit Under The Apple Tree’. It’s too light. And sheer. What a combo!

    I say O.P.I. as it stands for “Odontorium Products, Inc.”. It originated from a dental supply business in the 80′s where someone formulated an acrylic for nails using the acrylic used for false teeth at the time.

    xxx

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