L.A. Girl Army Green with CND Colour Effects


I don’t have a whole helluvalot to post this week because I haven’t been able to swatch for about 2 weeks.


You see there was the whole horrible cold incident for a week (remember boys and girls: always wash your hands and cover your mouth when sneezing or coughing!)


And then there was the whole no sun, pouring rain all weekend incident. Alas, I still cannot take decent pictures indoors even with my new camera. Thinking about cutting a hole in my roof…

So I just have some quickie swatches I did awhile ago that I never posted. At least maybe this will keep you occupied for 20 seconds. :)

L.A. Girl Army Green is one of the twelve million polishes gifted to me by the great Alexa. Check it out in all it’s glory.

L.A. Girl Flare
Army Green

Army Green is a superb weird pea soup green creme. It looks a little too light to me to really be “army green”, but whatever. I like it precisely because it’s freakish looking. It’s probably not the most flattering green on certain skin tones, but on me it really worked. The formula was pretty decent and this was two coats. I have no clue if this is still even available. I believe normally this line can be found only at Urban Outfitters stores.

L.A. Girl Flare with CND Effects
Army Green with CND Copper Shimmer (pointer & middle) & Gold Shimmer (ring & pinkie) Effects

And just for fun I played around with some of CND’s Effects here. LOVE both, but especially the copper one. Did someone say lit-from-within?

L.A. Girl Flare with CND Gold Shimmer
Army Green with CND Gold Shimmer Effect

L.A. Girl Flare with CND Copper Shimmer
Army Green with Copper Shimmer

I am still so excited about these CND Effects. I mean really, I have said it before, but the endless possibilities are MIND-BOGGLING! I mean say you have 100 polishes and just 3 different Effects. You could have 400 polishes just like that! Is that right? I am horrible at math so shoot me if I’m wrong. :)



  • December 15, 2009

    stunning. Just stunning Kelly! I love the pics!

    I love me an army green. I have on RBL – No More War as we speak!
    .-= Elaine´s last blog ..50% Rescue Beauty Lounge Today – Last Minute Swatches =-.

    • December 15, 2009

      Hi Elaine,

      Isn’t it!! Love No More War it is what started my affair with bark greens LOL!

  • December 15, 2009

    Your CND effects swatches make me love them more every time. I rather like Army Green on it’s own too.

    • December 15, 2009

      Hi Kelly,

      Thanks! Pretty isn’t it?

  • December 15, 2009

    Wow I love those colour effects. I checked them out the other day on line and I was just so overwhelmed by the coices that I couldn’t make up my mind. I wished wished wished they sold these at Ulta or Beauty Brands though so I could check them out in person.

    • December 15, 2009

      Hi Torie,

      I know what you mean they are hard to find, even online. It’s my only complaint about them. I had to go in blind buying them and lucked out. I think they are all pretty much awesome though!

  • December 15, 2009

    I don’t like army green, it looks like pea soup barf to me, but I love it with the color effects.
    .-= TipsToToes´s last blog ..OPI You Don’t Know Jacques =-.

    • December 15, 2009

      Hi TipsToToes,

      I can definitely see where people might not like that color, it’s peculiar for sure!

  • December 15, 2009

    The gold shimmer looks awesome on that green. Have you thought about combining the effects over polish? That would increase your polish possibilities even more.

    • December 15, 2009

      Hi Sonya,

      I have but then I wanted to die, because the vastness of possibilities makes my head hurt, hahaha! I need about 20 more hands and 4 clones of myself to swatch everything I would like to! :)

  • December 15, 2009

    Seems like everyone has colds and rain this week. Hope you feel better soon. :)
    .-= Solveig´s last blog ..China Glaze Fly (and some wish list blabber) =-.

    • December 15, 2009

      Hi Solveig,

      Thanks, I am almost back to “normal”. :)

  • December 15, 2009

    Ohhh, I think with the effects that is just amazing! Wow, gorgeous!
    .-= Danica´s last blog ..Oodles of Purple – Zoya ‘Yasmeen’ =-.

    • December 15, 2009

      Hi Danica,

      Isn’t it? I have so many things to try with those effects, it’s overwhelming!

  • December 15, 2009
    Jennifer A.

    That is gorgeous. Thanks for showing a pic with all fingers, not just separated into individual pictures by finger/effect. If I had just seen the two finger swatch with Copper Shimmer and not the whole hand, I would not be kicking myself for not getting it with my last TransDesign order! The list of lemmings can never be curbed by visiting your site! Glad you’re feeling better.

    • December 15, 2009

      Hi Jennifer A.,

      You are welcome! Copper Shimmer is hawt!

  • December 15, 2009

    Gorgeous. I’ll have to find this one.

  • December 15, 2009

    i think it’s 300, but then again, i’m no math major (:

    i love that green, i hope i can find it for my sister, she’d love having this color.
    .-= Candi´s last blog ..candiDUH: FREAK!!! I wish i went to Winter Nights… #jaebum was there…. and of course other people were there too. =-.

  • December 15, 2009

    Just an update to let you know you can actually buy LA Girls at Forever 21, they retail anywhere for $1.50-$3.00 . And sometimes Rite-Aid carries them, well atleast their nail art brushes. Hope this helps others who are trying to track them down!

  • December 15, 2009

    Love this nail polish (w/ and w/out the effect) and this post in general! I really like the graphics you included Kelly, they’re really cute!! By the way let me just say your love of interesting greens totally influenced me today during the RBL sale & I actually bought No More War… along with a few others :)

  • December 15, 2009

    I love this green! I’m so glad I picked up No More War today, I’m really lemming for more ugly-pretty greens.

  • December 15, 2009

    I love the color by itself, but I think it looks the best with copper shimmer. Green and copper just look so good together!
    .-= Rebecca´s last blog ..M.A.C. Viva Glam – Lady Gaga & Cyndi Lauper =-.

  • December 16, 2009

    With 100 polishes and 3 top coats, assuming that you only wear one polish and one top coat at a time, you’d have 300 combination possibilities, not 400. :)

  • December 16, 2009

    You are right its 400. its 300 combinations but 400 if you count the original polish….just sayin :)

  • December 21, 2009

    I love that shade of polish. With the CND Effect it looks like BB Couture’s Iced Olive. I only have to have that one bottle. No layering.