There are a few swatches around over pinks and nudes, and I love greens...........so here we go:
|OPI Lights of Emerald City|
For my base I used M&S Limited Collection Polish in Mint - this is a green so pale it's hardly green at all. I'd describe it as the colour of apple flesh, rather than mint, but it's lovely all the same. It's a bit like a green- toned version of Illamasqua Load!
|M&S Limited Collection Polish in Mint|
This is three coats, with a coat of Seche Vite between the second and third coats to even out any streaking. I love pale creams, but a lot of them do tend to streak, so I always do this 'SV sandwich' as a precaution.
Then I added just one coat of OPI Lights of Emerald City
|OPI LIghts of Emerald City|
And finally, just for a bit of fun, I thought I'd see how Lights of Emerald City works in a jelly sandwich. I've seen a couple of swatches of Lights of Emerald City in a sandwich with Glints of Glinda, a dirty pale tan jelly from the OPI Oz collection - but that colour is SO not me I can't really judge whether I like the effect or not! I chose to layer Zuma Beach from the American Apparel Sheer range over the combination above, and the effect is really interesting!
|OPI LIghts of Emerald City with American Apparel Zuma Beach|
So I'm concluding that OPI Lights of Emerald City is quite a versatile polish really!
I purchased M&S Limited Collection Polish in Mint from my local M&S, and OPI Lights of Emerald City from a seller on amazon.co.uk. The American Apparel sheer polish was a gift from a polish buddy in the USA.