And happy birthday to BF, if he is stalky reading this, in which case I know this is polish green and not blue. Sorry, buddy.
After wearing BB Couture Sloth, I was in the mood to try another vampy shimmer and China Glaze Emerald Fitzgerald won the untried vampy lotto. I think I had FSF and the new "The Great Gatsby" movie on the brain -- too bad it won't be released until next year! Also, can I just say: AMITABH BACHCHAN as MEYER WOLFSHEIM. Shaking and crying, because where did that come from?!?! Bless the person who thought that was a great idea (it IS).
See, here's my thing about Gatsby: I get FSF and I 100% acknowledge its place in literature and what it's inspired in others, but it doesn't do anything for me. I've always wondered what I'm missing and why I don't see what others have seen in it. --Trust me, I've read and loved plenty of books about people with too much money and messy personal lives (hello, Evelyn Waugh's entire oeuvre) so I don't think it's that.
/Cool story, bro. But I think I'm trying to say I must have felt SOMETHING for Emerald Fitzgerald at one point, because I swapped for it two years ago and then proceeded to let it fester in my Helmer until last week. Was it worth the wait?
Yes, and no. (WHAT?!)
Three coats with SV.
This is a lovely polish. Just maybe not so lovely on me, and certainly not very emerald. I would say this leans a bit too blue/teal for me to consider it a true emerald. It's more like a pine/teal color, which I have a hard time pulling off (please see my lobster fingers). Such a shame ... I love the glowy, vampy metallic shimmer finish. I had no issues with the application, formula (is it the shimmer?) or dry time. Two coats will do you just fine on this baby.
Emerald Fitzgerald was part of China Glaze's Vintage Vixen collection from Fall 2010. I have no idea whether it became part of China Glaze's core line, but it's not HTF at all. Although I swapped for mine back in the day, I bet you could find it at beauty supplies or dusties, and it's readily available at several e-tailers for a reasonable amount of money.
After this color/skin tone fail, I'm really hoping I didn't waste $20 on RBL Jack. What do you think of Emerald Fitzgerald? Worth a gamble? More importantly, if there are any literatis reading this, what would you recommend to someone who would like to have a better grasp of Gatsby (or any work of literature)? Are you excited for the new Luhrmann movie, or are you perhaps as intrigued by Amitabh's casting as I am? Seriously, someone hold me.
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