Today I started out with Sinful Colors What’s Your Name, which is purple, green and dark blue microglitter in a black base. The glitter is extremely hard to see, except in full sun. It reminds me of raven feathers- black with a slight iridescent sheen. For $1.99, I feel like it was a good purchase.
The photograph doesn’t show the sparkles well, but it’s nighttime here.
From there, I added a coat of Orly’s It’s Up To Blue, a teal/green shimmer that reminds me of peacock feathers. It’s a great color, but sadly, the coverage is not good and the color is just too sheer. But with a dark coat underneath, it absolutely glows. It would be fine over any dark blue or black, I just had the What’s Your Name? handy.
It reminds me of dragon scales.
But wait! There’s more!
I got some Konad plates yesterday.
After Konading the swirl design with plate M51, I applied a layer of Sinful Colors Pearl Harbor over the green. It’s a green/blue glitter in a clear base. Be gentle with the topcoat because that Konad polish smudges like crazy. It’s best to sort of pat it on and don’t re-brush. I’m currently trying to franken the Konad polishes. I had OK results, but too messy to recommend a good formula to anyone else yet.
I did smudge in a couple places, so I chose some cheery rhinestones to complement the design. I wanted something spring-like and fun to set off the glowing teal.
I’m still pretty new at Konad, but I found the key is picking up the polish fast after you scrape it off. And make sure your cotton pads and remover are close at hand.