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The ALU Archives – China Glaze Groovy Green & Moody Blue

The ALU Archives focuses on older, beloved shades from the All Lacquered Up stash.

The Archives are going retro with a couple of fun, mod shades this week. As I was researching an article for StyleBakery Teen about mint colored nails, I dug out an oldie but goodie, China Glaze Groovy Green. I don’t know how I had forgotten about this gorg shade but that’s what happens when you accumulate way more polish than any one person should. While I was in unearthing mode I also pulled out GG’s Patent Leather collection sister, Moody Blue to show you.

Check ‘em out after the jump!

I remember when I first got Groovy Green I tried it on my toes. I thought it would be a cool, fresh look. The boyfriend on the other hand said it reminded him of Nosferatu. Of course I shared that gem with my girls on the MUA Nail Board which prompted one of my online pals to dub me “Nosfera-TOE!” Ah, memories!

Getting back to the color, Groovy Green really emulates pastel, mint green more than any other polish I own. If you’re looking for that Chanel runway look, this is the closest you’ll get unless Chanel actually releases the shade. A word of warning, GG isn’t the most opaque polish on the planet but the formula is smooth, like buttah. It takes four thin coats to get there but it’s so, so worth it.
Moody Blue is a pale sky blue creme that dries to a high gloss finish. What I love is that unlike a lot of pastels, it’s not chalky. Though like Groovy Green, it requires four coats for full coverage but I honestly love this whole collection so much that I ignore that.
In addition to these two shades the Patent Leather collection from China Glaze includes White Out, Go Go Pink, Lavender Lingo and Aqua Baby. Even though it’s an old collection all the polishes, with the exception of Go Go Pink and Moody Blue, are available on for $2.99/ea. You can still find bottles of Moody Blue floating around if you do a little online digging. If you find a well stocked supplier, please let us know.

So what do you think fanatics? We we feeling these mod cremes?

And don’t forget… My B-Day Chanel Giveaway ends this Sunday so ENTER NOW!!!!

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  1. Anonymous says:


    How does Lavender Lingo compare to OPI DOID?

  2. MC says:

    Gorgeous! That pale green looks great! I need to try it out. Glad to hear the formula is good.

  3. Anonymous says:

    ooh i love these colors.

    could you possible compare then to OPI Hey! Get in Lime and CG Bahamian Escape?


  4. Shayla says:

    Aw man, I wish I would've seen this before I made my Head2Toe order! Now I want Groovy Green!

  5. Faith says:

    I really like both of these, they make me happy. Mod colors are awesome! :)

  6. Chelsea says:

    I would also LOVE to see that green next to OPI's Get in Lime. I am definitely trying to find that Chanel green knock off.

  7. Penny Lane says:

    The green and blue are both gorgeous. I usually tend to gravitate toward vampy shades, but these would make for a nice change of pace. I'm adding them to my polish shopping list.

  8. MoLo says:

    How about Groovy Green vs. BB Couture for Nails' Laguna Lagoon?

  9. George says:

    The Groovy Green is such a gorgeousn shade and I am loving the pale blue…must haves for the summer…I know the place that sells them both…Sally's Beauty Products…and they look spectacular on your nails…which are also always gorgeous looking!