I have had this manicure in my drafts for quite some time, because somehow I didn't really like this at all and also the pictures didn't turn out too great either. But I thought I should finally post this one too, so here it goes.
I went to Gina Tricot to get that great white polish that everybody has been raving about, but of course they didn't have any. They did, however, have the gorgeous minty polish again in their selection (Shimmer Mint) that I have been lemming for a while, so of course I had to get that one and I also wanted to give that great pinkish nude, Puff Powder a chance too. People have been really praising Shimmer Mint, so I was expecting something very special from it.
You all probably know where this is going since I started this post saying I didn't like this manicure. So yeah, I have to say that I was really disappointed with this Shimmer Mint. Pretty much everyone has been saying that it has really great quality for a mint and all that, but to me it was too thick. You can get a full coverage with two coats, but you end up with quite thick coats and I really prefer three thin ones over two thick ones. Also, the thick consistency didn't make the application too easy either and I of course ended up with some bubbles... Maybe I'm a bit weird, but I think Essie Mint Candy Apple works way better for me. Of course that shimmer in Shimmer Mint looks really awesome in the bottle, but the formula of the polish was so disappointing that the shimmer couldn't really make up for that.
That pinkish nude, Puff Powder, wasn't too great either. It's really sheer, so I used three coats, but even that didn't give full coverage and once again I ended up with quite a thick coat of polish and some bubbles. Well, this one isn't probably meant for full coverage as it is nude and would work quite nicely in a french manicure, but somehow I thought it would cover better. The color wasn't really right for me either.
Soo, pretty much the only thing I liked about this manicure is that L.A. Girls glitter called Splash. The minty & white mix is beautiful and I love those matte glitters. Somehow I managed to ruin this part of the manicure too as I was going for some type of glitter gradient look, but that's not really what I ended up with.
You aren't probably surprised to hear that I removed this one quite quickly after finishing it?! I guess you can't really get it right every single time and this manicure certainly wasn't meant to happen.
Hopefully I'll have something better to show you next time... :)
Tänään vuorossa lakkaus, joka on roikkunut julkaistavissa jo luvattoman kauan. En tykännyt lopputuloksesta yhtään, lakat eivät käyttäytyneet niin kuin oletin, onnistuin saamaan kynsille ison kasan lakkaa ja kuplia, eikä yleensä suht helposti onnistuva glitterliukukaan mennyt niin kuin piti ja kaiken lisäksi kuvatkaan eivät onnistuneet ollenkaan... Eli kaikki katastrofin ainekset sattuivat yhteen lakkaukseen, joten nämä kynnet päätyivät poistoon jotakuinkin heti valmistuttuaan. Shimmer Mint oli todellinen pettymys kaikkien kuultujen kehujen jälkeen eikä Puff Powderkaan sytyttänyt millään tavalla. Ainut lakka, josta tykkäsin, oli tuo glitterinen L.A. Girlin Splash, joka sekään ei valitettavasti päässyt oikeuksiinsa tässä lakkauksessa.
Toivottavasti ensi kerralla onnistuu paremmin!