Happy Wednesday, polish lovers! I hope you all are hanging in there well during that mid-week slump, I know I’m trying to! I just finished up my weekly ritual of watching Drag Race with my friend Carrie and am so glad that one of my girls lip-synced the house DOWN! Any of you fans? Do you have your favorites picked out for this season? Tell me all about it!
As I promised on Monday, today’s post is one of the goodies I received in my nail mail arrival. Ben’s favorite was Gravity and we’ve been anxious to receive it since we first saw it. Gravity is a very sheer multichrome polish with a scattered holo. It shifts from shades of inky blue and purple to magenta and a golden tone, and the scattered holo sparkles create the effect of gazing into celestial skies. Since it requires undies to really get the full effect, there was much testing on nail wheels once it got here! As much as I wanted to toy with it over something other than black, it ended up having the best look. I used one coat of a-England The Knight, two coats of an unnamed black Ted Baker polish that Ben’s mom gifted me from England, two coats of piCture pOlish Gravity to get that intense color shift effect, and a topcoat of a-England The Shield. Let me tell you, I am not yet a pro with perfect application when it comes to black polish, so I spent a lot of time trying to get perfect curves along the cuticle lines. This cleanup was time consuming! I honestly rarely need to do cleanup, it’s normally just enough to do an easy edge clean with my thumbnail as I go… But black is a different story. I got it to look pretty good, though! I was also a bit worried that I wasn’t going to be able to capture the color shifts as well as I’d hoped but when I reviewed my pictures I was pleasantly surprised. As a warning, I was so pleased that this is a very photo heavy blog post!
Indoors… Still not my favorites. I gotta get on that light box!
And the sunlight pictures are just fantastic. It’s truly a cosmic experience!