I'm playing with the sizes of my images to see if it really makes a difference to anyone. If anything, you'll probably just be able to tell that my cuticles are kind of haggard, heh. Anyway, this is American Apparel California Trooper. It's kind of a khaki color with maybe a drop of green thrown in, but it's difficult to tell. I'm assuming that this polish is meant to match the color of the uniform of a California highway patrolman or something. Like I said yesterday, I dig the idea of these polishes matching something that exists in reality. I like the color very much. I think it would look great on my toesies since I'm so into neutrals on my feet lately. I actually meant to bring it to my pedicure appointment on Sunday but forgot. I ended up with OPI Boris & Natasha on my toes instead. Oh well.
The application on this polish was top-notch, especially for such a light color. There was zero streakiness and what you see above was achieved with only two coats. I continue to be impressed by American Apparel polishes and their formulas. My only qualm with these polishes is that they do tend to stain. When I removed both Poppy and Passport Blue I had to be careful with how I pushed the polish around. My cuticles were stained red for a couple days after I removed Poppy, so just be aware of that and you'll probably be fine.
California Trooper also automatically reminds me of one of my favorite movies of all time, Super Troopers. Yes, I know that the movie was set in Vermont, but the use of the word "trooper" and the khaki color of the uniforms in the movies is a good enough tie-in for me. This movie is the reason I use the word "shenanigans" as often as possible, play the meow game with customers ("bye meow!") and constantly crave litres of cola. Now, combine Super Troopers with kitties, and we've reached a whole new level of epic:
To wrap up, AA California Trooper is a very unique polish with fantastic application and a cool name. I am calling it a huge win. I love it. I've loved all of my American Apparel polishes so far...and I think I need them all. What do you guys think about California Trooper?