I wore OPI Midnight in Moscow today, which was described as “charcoal with a hint of maroon glimmer,” which just means black with a teeny bit of maroon, visible only under incredibly direct light. Don’t get me wrong, I love dark nail polish in general, but I’m getting a little weary of the shades that look black in most light.
So I bet you can guess what comes next!
I made a glittery topcoat with Sally Hansen Nail Prisms in Golden Tourmaline, which is a discontinued shade. My bottle, picked up at a dollar store, is a pinky carmine red holo. Why the heck is it called Golden Tourmaline? Did the color fade out to a weird pink? Anyway, I added some of the GT to some black creme with some fine green glitter and chunky silver holo sparkle, and then it was Fireworks in Moscow. This would probably blaze during the day in full sun, but alas, I have only the flourescent light in the kitchen. But trust me, it was sparkly.
For this one, make sure your glittery top is fairly translucent, otherwise the base color won’t show through as well. I’m probably going to franken with the rest of the Midnight in Moscow, since I won’t be wearing it that much and I prefer Sinful Colors Rich in Heart for vampy, blackened reds.