In case you didn't suspect this, I'll warn you this is gonna be a very pic-heavy post! More photos, less talk! HA we'll see how I, Ms. Long-winded, do with that. Let's ogle HMM Chameleon together, shall we? ;-)
Look at that insane emerald flash! My poor camera can't even handle it! hahaha
It totally reminds me of the gorgeous green you find on peacock feathers. Like, spot on.
^ Here you can see the rosy taupe shift. And below, we're back to the unbelievable emerald!
For this mani, I used my Essie Fill the Gap basecoat (I have some horrible ridges on my thumbs lately), followed by one coat of Revlon Black Star (supposedly a Rapid Dry, but not.at.all), and finally one coat of Chameleon. He was a quite an eager little reptile, excited to get out of the bottle after being cooped up for who knows how long! I thank the bloggers who have shared the tip of putting duo or multichromes over black, because they truly do make the colors pop. My roommate tried putting a bit of Chameleon on her thumb, and boyyy was it ever sheer! So I totally recommend black undies for these. Oh, of course I topped it all off with some Seche Vite, which is an almost gone, gloopy bottle, so I re-topped them with that Sally Hansen 4 in 1 clear coat stuff. Good stuff!
Outdoors, shade. You can see the hint of blurple that shows up from time to time. It's in the bottle for sure. ;-)
Outdoors, full sun. It's almost a golden green at times.
Ok, as you can probably tell, this one was edited . . . I tried to play with the colors and saturation, trying to get the rosy taupe color to come out 'n play. It's quite evident IRL, but my camera just did NOT want to pick it up. :-( Despite my efforts, it still looks more coppery. Meh, oh well. Hey LOOK - a purty geranium flower!
I actually picked Chameleon up in a blog sale, and I think I know why she wanted to get rid of it . . .
Yikes this brush is horrendous!! It looks like a glitzy sea urchin. :-/ But I was somehow still able to do a decent paint job with it. One day, I'll probably clip off those straggly strands & then it should be A-okay! I originally saw this polish here on Llarowe, and drooled over it, so when I saw it on the blog sale, I emailed the seller in like 2.5 seconds to make sure someone else didn't swipe it first! So, bottom line: get this! Get it right now! hahaha You'll thank me. :-)
Aaaand, as a little teaser trailer for you, I give you one of my true loves: An indie! Cameo Colours Lacquers The Glass Slippers. :-D I had originally ordered Zebra Diva and Neon Lit Lights from Cameo, but I had some issues with NLL, and even though I offered to send it back in exchange for something else, she simply messaged me back, apologized for the issue, and said she had already shipped me out some supplies (only a matter of hours later!) that should rectify the issue with NLL AND a full-size bottle of this amazing polish!!! :O Now THAT is another fabulous example of above & beyond customer service! I can't wait to try this one out. :-) PLEASE do check out her Etsy shop here. You'll be glad you did!