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Sunday, January 18th, 2009

NOTD: New York Summer Amaranth

New York Summer Amaranth Nail Polish

Happy Sunday!  I hope your having a terrific weekend so far!  With all this cold weather we've been having lately, I'm ready to Spring forward with a shade like New York Summer's Amaranth Green ($1.59).

Described as a bright grass green jelly that applied fairly sheer in three coats.  You'll need at least three or more coats to achieve the bottle color.

Amaranth isn't your typical grass green shade.  It's much brighter and has tealish undertones that you can't really noticable in my swatches. 

Check out one more swatch below. 

Green Nail Polish Swatch

New York Summer Amaranth retails for $1.59 and is available at Transdesign.  Have a great night peeps!

(4) Comments

Tessi said on Jan 19th, 2009 10:42 am
This is another great color, I don't know why but this shade reminds me of a green jelly bean?

Steph said on Jan 19th, 2009 3:02 am
Hi Tessi, Yum, Jelly Beans :) They do!

Kristi Scott said on Jun 8th, 2009 6:03 am
I\'m looking for New York Summer nail polish and the color is # 6. Do you know where I can locate it?

Steph said on Jun 9th, 2009 7:36 am
Hi Kristi, Have you tried online at TransDesign? That's the only place I know of that sells New York Summer, or Ebay of course :)

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