Today I'm showing you OPI's Road House Blues from the Touring America collection.
Here it is under direct lamp light to show the color better.
Still not very well visible. So here comes a - gasp - natural light picture!
Now some facts on application and the like. This, guys, is perfection. It applied really well and if I was more dextrous and experienced, this would have been a perfect one-coater. I had to use two thin coats on some nails since I didn't get the shape right or didn't have enough polish on the brush to cover my whole nail, so yeah. On the smaller nails, like my pinky, one coat actually was sufficient, though! I topped it off with essie Good to go, which worked fine.
Since I use my manis to experiment when I know I'm going to remove them that day, I put a layer of black crackle/shatter (P2 black explosion) over my gorgeous blue.
Not too great. I think the problem is that both colors are so dark, so you can't really make out the base color anymore between the shatters. That became even more obvious after I had used a glossy top coat to see what that would look like.
Now I have a - maybe slightly weird - question. I recently bought a bottle of Sèche Vite as everybody seems to use it (not REALLY everybody, but you get the idea) and it's supposed to be THE go-to top coat. So I got my bottle a while ago and while reading the label, I actually went into some sort of shock for a moment. All the "bad" chemicals like toluene are in it. The warning really put me off it... "birth defects and other reproductive harm" doesn't sound appealing at all. So do your Sèche Vites have that warning too or did I get a super old one? Am I overreacting? I know the amounts of those "bad" chemicals contained in nail polish are so tiny that there is little possibility of them actually doing any real harm, but still. I was just wondering... also because that stuff smells super horrible.
So that's it for today! For once you've been spared from my walls of text :)
Hope to read you all again soon!