Apr 18 2013
Happy Wednesday! I’ve had some serious bad luck with my nails lately–odd breaks, chips, staining (more on that later)–so I’ve been trying to take care of those issues before I do more swatching. Luckily I took some pictures of a few polishes I’ve gotten recently so I can share those with you while I wait for my nails to sort themselves out!
Shillelagh was released by Ninja Polish shortly before St. Patricks Day as part of the new Enigma Collection but it was also in conjunction with Oz: The Great and Powerful.
Onto the swatches!
Shillelagh is a gorgeous green with gold-green shimmer. This is three thin coats but two normal coats could do the job as well.
Shillelagh dries to a matte finish but as you can see above the shimmer is still visible with the semi-matte finish. But when I add one coat of clear top coat…
Although by itself Shillelagh is beautiful I think adding a top coat to make it glossy really steps up the shimmer another notch.
Ninja Polish has really outdone themselves with polishes in their new Engima Collection and Shillelagh is no exception. Depending on lighting and angle it can look like a gold shimmered grassy green to an emerald green with slight blue shimmer. I did have to add a few drops of thinner to my bottle to turn it into a nice flowing consistency. Before adding thinner the formula wasn’t completely unmanageable but I did have issues with getting a smooth coat. Also I would definitely recommend a coat (or more) of base coat with this polish to lessen the effects of staining.
Shillelagh is out of stock at the moment but you can sign up at NinjaPolish to receive in stock notifications. Good news though–the other two Enigma polishes Divinity and Amrbosia are available (at the time of this post). I will be posting swatches of Divinity soon!