Tuesday, June 11, 2013

American Apparel Zuma Beach

Tonight I have the last polish from the American Apparel Sheer collection, Zuma Beach. I think this is a case of saving the best for last, because this was probably my favorite of the six. I would describe Zuma Beach as a sheer, chartreuse green jelly. Or maybe funky 1960's avocado green jelly? Either way, it's ugly pretty and proud!

I used three coats here and Zuma Beach is definitely on the sheer side-- I wouldn't recommend a single coat because at least with my skin tone, it made my nails look like they had a weird fungal infection. Application was a little bit more uneven with the first two coats, but three evened everything out pretty well. Even after three coats there is still some visible nail line, which may or may not be a deal breaker.

Artificial light - flash:

Artificial light: 

Natural light - shade:

Natural light - sun:

Despite the funky color, I think this was my favorite just in terms of the final look. Actually, the fact that it's a funky color probably helps. Similar to Pacific Beach, I think this is a pretty unique color for a jelly polish (in fact, moreso than Pacific Beach). In fact-- I have another manicure featuring this as part of jelly sandwich to share with you later!


  1. Its a unique jelly color! I like it :)

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