UA-26222132-1 Libby's Pink Vanity: Ogre Snot or: How I Came to Love Naming Colors

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Ogre Snot or: How I Came to Love Naming Colors

Posted by Libby's Pink Vanity at 9/18/2011 07:03:00 PM
A couple of years after I moved to Virginia Beach, VA from Nashville, TN, I started dating a guy who managed a comic book/miniature collectibles/gaming store. I enjoyed hanging out there and looking at the vast array of items. One area that I enjoyed was the rows and rows of paint used to paint miniatures. Not only did I enjoy just looking at all the different colors, I was obsessed with the names of them; whimsical, silly and so comic-book style. But the one I remember is a green called 'Ogre Snot.' Besides being so hilarious, it popped into my mind, I could come up with names like that too.  Hence, my love affair with giving colors names.

The swatch I have for you today reminds of that time. I'm going to compare this year's green from the China Glaze Halloween collection to last year's green.

'It's Alive' is the green for 2011. Last year we had fun with 'Zombie Zest.'
Another side by side comparison.

A close up of 'It's Alive.' The glitter is larger and more of a moss green. The base color is a blackened green with light green glitter.

Check out the side by side on nails...

That's Ogre Snot 'Zombie Zest' on the middle finger. I can see that 'Zombie Zest' is an olive jelly base with micro micro-light green glitter. There was a lot of drag on that 'Zombie Zest.' It was like trying to use a wet, ol' booger as polish. (Now that's GROSS!) 

I used 3 coats for each. I think 2 could have done it but since I wasn't satisfied with 'Zombie Zest' and went for a third coat, I went ahead and did that third coat with 'It's Alive' as well.

Swampy greens with glitter have been trendy for the past year. And I'm quite OK with that. I love the color! So I dug in the vanity drawers to pull out a couple more to compare...

From the left: China Glaze's 'It's Alive', China Glaze's 'Zombie Zest, Sinful Color's 'Call You Later', Orly's 'It's Not Rocket Science'.

With the a passion for oogly-boogly color names like 'Ogre's Snot', I found I had a fairly good creative talent for coming up with names. Any makeup company out there that would like my service, I'm very affordable!!

What swampy green do you like?


Nicole on September 18, 2011 at 7:09 PM said...

I love ALL of these! They're so much fun and I just love this shade anyway.

Shally on September 18, 2011 at 7:25 PM said...

I have Call You Later and adore it! Even if they look like snot I still like them all.

Erika on September 18, 2011 at 7:59 PM said...

I neeeeed It's Alive. I have Call You Later and Zombie Zest. I am not all that wild to have It's Rocket Science. :) I like sparkly murky green but I don't feel the need to own too many of them. lol

Erika on September 18, 2011 at 8:00 PM said...

I just liked your Facebook fan page. I thought that I already had, but I hadn't. Please to forgive my oversight? :)

Megan Harmeyer on September 18, 2011 at 10:16 PM said...

Ogre Snot. Nice. LOL I have Zombie Zest and Confetti's My Favorite Martian - I think the two of those are enough Ogre Snot for me!

G. on September 19, 2011 at 3:06 AM said...

Hahaha! I am busting up at that analogy! ;)

Hey, how is Call You Later? I was eyeing it at Rite Aid the other day and realized I've never read a review of it. Thanks, love!

Libby's Pink Vanity on September 19, 2011 at 8:04 AM said...

@Nicole These shades of green have become my favorite.

@Shally I'm still 12 at heart. LOL

@Ice Queen I am working on separating my personal FB stuff from my nail stuff. I don't want to 'spam' my family and those not giving a hoot about my swatches. However, my nail blogging friends, I don't mind if they like to read my personal wall. Upset at you? No! I <3 U!!

@Megan Oh, I forgot about My Favorite Martian! I do have that. I think I have enough green snot colors now, myself. I just love the shade though.

@G I like Call You Later. If you don't have a murky green, this is a nice, inexpensive polish to get. I'm going to say that it isn't so murky as it is a glitter-bomb.

Unknown on September 19, 2011 at 12:53 PM said...

I love ALL of these! They're so much fun and I just love this shade anyway.

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