For someone who’s not into green nail polish at all, I seem to have my fair share of the shade this season! As I noted before, while standard green polish isn’t flattering on my skin, those that fall into the khaki/army green territory are a different story. I’ve already shown you two other polishes in this category here and here; now let me add two more to the pile: OPI’s ‘Uh Oh, Roll Down the Window’, Zoya’s ‘Yara.’
One of the offerings from OPI’s ‘Touring America’ Fall collection, ‘Uh Oh’ is a dusty, muted army green that leans yellow but not so much that it can’t be worn by various skin types. In fact, I found in some lights that it leaned a bit grey, and reminded me a lot of Essie’s ‘Power Clutch,’ which I swooned over here. Something about it just wore the same, and much like ‘Power Clutch,’ I was really into it. It isn’t quite as flattering on my skintone, but it gives the same subtle, classy edginess that I like very much.In the last photo, you can see how much more yellow it looks than the first two, so you can see the tones that are brought out are really dependant on the lighting. While this polish applied easily, two coats here with no top coat (see how shiny it is?), the bottle is very strange – it looks like it needs to be seriously shaken, however even after doing so it remains somewhat separated. I read another review on the polish that noted this issue, so I didn’t just get a flawed bottle. In any case, it didn’t affect the color of the polish once applied, so it doesn’t seem to be a big deal, just something to note.
‘Yara,’ from this season’s ‘Mirrors’ collection, is in a very similar color family to ‘Uh Oh’ but is less dusty, more richly toned, and with pretty golden shimmer. This is not micro-shimmer either; it’s very obvious which makes it stand out from a lot of other shimmer polishes. This is the green brother to Zoya’s ‘Neeka’, and like ‘Neeka,’ left me puzzling as to why I didn’t love it when it had all the right components of a stand-out polish. Aside from my strange indifference to this pretty polish, it applied as all Zoya’s I’ve ever used applied – easily and without issue (two coats shown here). Again, depending on the light it looks either more yellow or more greyed out.
Overall, if your a fan of the army green trend, I think that either or both of these polishes would be a great addition to your stash. Despite my feelings toward Yara, I do think it’s a unique polish worth owning if you love these types of shades. While I seem to have a solid khaki base now, I think I’m done with these colors for now – I like ‘em but I like other tones more (purples & blues, predominantly).
I hope everyone had a great Halloween weekend and showed off some great, fun costumes!! I can’t wait for all the cute kiddies to come around tomorrow (and for the leftover candy, hehe)!