Hi everyone! Here's yet another nail post!
On my nails this weekend is Nars Vestale, which is currently available as part of the collection "Bright Lights, Big City," exclusively at Nordstrom for their Anniversary Sale. Also included in the collection are two other nail colors: Koh Lanta (deep purple) and Matto Grosso (dark espresso brown) and a six-shade eye shadow palette, Bright Lights, Big City.
I really like Vestale -- it has an ideal amount of pink tones to make it flattering, but it's still definitely a "nude" shade, and it's neither too light nor too dark. The color reminds me somewhat of Chanel's Jade Rose, although without Jade Rose's subtle shimmer. Vestale is also slightly darker and more opaque, with a thicker formula.
Jade Rose's shimmer really sparkles in the sunlight
L-R Jade Rose and Vestale
Pictured in the shade
L-R: Jade Rose, Vestale
And here's a few nail swatches. Hope you don't mind the many similar photos -- I always seem to take too many and then can't decide which ones to get rid of! The beautiful roses are courtesy of my neighbor, whose vines are hanging over into my yard. :)
Look how amazing this little rosebud looks as it begins to emerge from its leaves.
Zebra Longwing (Heliconius charitonius)
It took some patience to capture this little guy on camera, as he didn't stay in one spot for long!