Jade Dragon is an amazing deep green with shimmer/sparkles. It's dark but never looks black and reminds me of dark spruce trees. It looks like a green you would see in a dark forest. The shimmer is lighter and a blueish/green. Two coats and I could have gotten away with one. I did a few touch ups before taking these photos because I had this on for two days. Yum!
Lots of photos and remember to click for a larger image.
On to the hand.
Now beauty can come with a price at times. The price of this is staining. The staining!! Here are my naked nails (eek!) after removing Jade Dragon. I wore it with two coats of basecoat and before removing slathered my hands in oil. When I removed the polish I scrubbed and scrubbed with acetone. I applied tons of cuticle oil and lotion and scrubbed with sugar and Dawn dish detergent. It was like my fingers had become moldy. Ahh well.