Thursday, March 31, 2011

Introducing Always Winning

I almost typed Always Willing and realized what I was doing! Boy am I tired! Always Winning is my first attempt at a true layering polish. This is a very unique polish, it can be buildable, but in about 4 coats depending on your application techniques. But as a layering polish I love the uniqueness of this one. I have to admit this one makes me a little nervous. It is completely off trend, but I couldn't help myself. My worry is that this is a definite love or hate color. I don't think there is going to be a middle ground here. I'll give a sneak peak, but I warn you now, because we have been in this lovely monsoon like weather, the pics just do not pick up the magnificence of this polish.

Always Winning is a sheer metallic lime green with a subtle brown duochrome effect. As an added effect it has gold and holo glitter dispersed throughout. The above picture shows how it looks in the bottle - it looks opaque in this picture - it really is not opaque at all. Let's take a closer look.

Here is one coat of Always Winning over bare nails

Here is one coat of Always Winning over Cruisin' Nude

Do you want to see 4 coats of Always Winning by itself? As most of you know I am not a fan of using 4 coats of polish, but for you I did. I would rather use this as the layering top coat I made it as. I really need to re-take these pictures when the sun it out - I just couldn't really capture it on the nail. But here it is with 4 coats.

Now it's your chance to speak up. Is it a win?



13 comments:

  1. I love it! Please don't take offense, but it looks like one of those 'ugly/pretty' colors ~ and I LOVE those!!!

    I'm already picturing how it would look over a variety of colors ~ it looks like a WIN in my book!!!

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  2. Looks winning to me! ;) I would love to see it over black.

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  3. I'm sorry to say this, but I'm not a fan of it as is. Maybe I'll like it more in sun, but it's not working for me indoors.

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  4. Not a color I would buy, unless it was a thicker formula and completely opaque in 2 coats.

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  5. WIN! I don't mind layering and/or building up a pretty color.. and this looks like one to me!

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  6. It's pretty and I would prefer it just like Konad-licious said opaque in 2 coats. Could you layer it over a green polish for us to see? thx :)

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  7. Tried to post this last night from my iphone and had issues.

    I love that you're calling a love/hate polish "Always Winning", just like the fiasco that inspired the name I suppose.

    That being said, when I saw the polish "blob" my heart totally stopped. I don't usually like greens but that looks gorgeous! Then I saw it on the nail. I'm not a fan of sheers and I don't usually layer. So I'm not completely sold on this. I do hope at some point you try to do this color as an opaque. I will snatch that up!

    (Reminds me of Jabba the Hutt) :)

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  8. I love the first photo but on nail I'm really not loving it :(

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  9. I love it! It is different and that is what I like about it. I am already imagining all the things I could layer this baby over...

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  10. LOVE IT its green so its a winner plus its unique! I definately want this!!!

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  12. My heart skipped a beat when I saw the first pic, and I think I even started salivating! but then I saw that it is sheer and I lost interest.

    I'm a huge lover of greens, but these days I'm liking celadon more and limey greens less (though I LOVE that polish blob because of the rainbow glitter). I don't mind opaque lime greens, but sheer versions look sickly to me, and I don't think it's very flattering on most skin tones.

    I usually am a huge fan of ugly-pretty colors too, but I guess I'm not too into layering unless it's with something amazing, like Pure Ice Heart Breaker.

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  13. Could you show this over various polishes, since this is ment to be a topper. Like a black, red and white? Then we could decide if this was something unique enough to buy.

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