When seeing swatches of Zoya‘s Carter by Gimme All The Polish (who is repeatedly killing me with all her fantastic swatches) I knew I needed to get my hands on it. And it’s no surprise that I love it! LOVE! The formula is perfect. I used three thin coats here:Now take a look at how it looks with top coat:Wow! A mind blowing polish, don’t you think?
Ever since the mirror effect polishes are going around I doubted to try them because I was afraid that it would show every ridge and every imperfection on my nails. That was before I spotted the Mirror Effect polishes by LAYLA. I bought Purple Diva and a ridge filler (by Essie) and gave it a go:
SOLD! For some reason it looks like a pink/purple gradient. How cool is that! I used one coat of ridge filler, two coats on my middle finger because that nail has more and deeper ridges. Then I added two coats of Purple Diva. The formula is on the thin side but that didn’t gave me any problems with the application. What I did learned is that it’s better to use the 3-stripes method instead of going over it multiple times. If you do go over it again it will drag and leave bald spots.
A little more precision while applying will result in a lovely eye catching manicure. I’ll definitely pick up the metal chrome polish from this collection soon. I’m sold.
What do you think of the mirror effect finish?
I really don’t know what to call this one. Any suggestions?
EDIT: This made In The Gray Areas think of a sea anemone. So let’s call it just that 😀
Colors used, fltr:
My Boyfriend Scales Walls
The Color To Watch (base)
Pirouette My Whistle
Dutch Ya Just Love OPI?