Above: NARS nail lacquer in Mash
Mash gives of an almost burnt antique look and it is a very pretty metallic finish. I would describe this as a golden olive green. Although brush strokes are common with metallic finishes, I think I was able to get a smooth streak-free finish and kept brush strokes at a bare minimum if there is any at all. The key is to use slow controlled strokes and wait about a minute in between coats and this includes the top coat. Although Mash is pigmented it needed three coats to be opaque. I used a thin first coat followed by two medium thick coats. Remember to wait about one minute in between each coat. For the photographs, I used four coats because I needed light touch ups, as I didn’t take pictures until the third day of wear and there was some wear on the very tips. The polish’s texture is thin and easy to work with and applies buttery smooth. I think Mash is the most unique colour in NAR’s Vintage 2010 collection and it is not the easiest to dupe, at least I couldn’t think of anything that is close.