Most color trends are fairly predictable. But teal being a fall trend this year definitely caught me by surprise when I was doing my Fall 2012 Must Have Polishes post. I wanted to give this trend a try so I decided to wear a teal manicure to opening night at the Symphony. Kind of an odd choice for the event but I thought it went well with my black, nude and magenta dress. To my surprise I ended up loving this manicure. It added some interest to otherwise commonplace colors.
LA Colors Atomic is a polish I’ve had for awhile. I found it during a trip to the Dollar Tree but it is still part of LA Color’s Color Craze line and retails for just a dollar.
Atomic is a jelly creme hybrid green leaning teal. Because it has a bit of a jelly feel to it the formula is on the thin side. I used 3 coats in all my swatches.
As I was applying this polish I realized it reminded me a great deal of butter LONDON Slapper. Slapper is a bit brighter and has the slightest bit more blue. But they are very close. When I had them both on I could not tell a difference unless I stared at my nails.
Slapper is impossible to photograph. So, the comparison photos below the jump basically tell you nothing. I considered leaving them out but I wanted to give y’all a heads up that this is a good alternative to Slapper. The photo of the two bottles on my DIY nail polish rack where I used a flash shows how close the two are. Formula wise they do differ as Slapper is a true creme though I used three coats of Slapper as well.
Anyway, there are more swatches along with the comparison photos below the jump!