Tuesday, 13 September 2011
Layering NOTD: China Glaze Blue Iguana over Misa Pour Me Something Tall And Strong & matte french tips
I'm not quite sure what I was expecting because I purchased this polish on impulse without looking at swatches or reviews (serves me right!), but complete sheerness, having to do at least 4 coats for opacity, a neon that doesn't dry as fast as it's neon cousins, etc... wasn't what I had in mind!!!
On the plus side, this blue looked perfect in the bottle, I still adore the colour itself (like a regal blue only much more fun and brighter) and I can successfully use it to experiment with layering. I just can't get over the sheerness and all that VNL even after 4 coats!
Cue China Glaze Blue Iguana! With another 2 coats of this wonderful medium blue shimmery foil with almost undetectable purple duochrome, also perfect for layering because of its semi-sheer jelly like base, the mani was rescued! After a thick coat of SV to dry up all these layers, here is the end result:
I then added some matte french tips using Orly Blue Suede. I thought the matte would complement the shiny nicely. What do you think?