I hope all of you, my dear readers, had a great week!!! Mine was while very intense, exiting :-). There were some lovely polishes accompaigning me through my days. First up A England Bridal Veil from their The Mythicals Collection. Its fellow mates Saint George and Dragon from the same Collection are widely popular and also belong to my alltime favorites. However the holo subtleness that Bridal Veil eludes is incredibly elegant:
and another photo in daylight - since I was on my way to work I used my RBL Shopping Bag as background
I applied two effortless coats of Orbis Non Sufficit over RBL Base Coat. I used Butter London Hardwear as Top Coat.
Next came Butter London Victoriana. This polish was whispering to me "apply me apply me" since quite some time.
The above pictures shows Victoriana and lobster hands in artificial light. The below photo in daylight and how it looked IRL.
On Thursday I found my latest Harlow & Co nail order in my mailbox - YAY!!! Of course Layla Ceramic Effect 52 had to be slapped on immediately. The polish is very sheer and probably would require x number of coats to get anywhere near an opacity I like. So on to my layering: I started out with two thin coats of A England Ophelia. Most of you certainly have seen and read all about this polish when A England released the Gothic Collection last fall.
Then I applied one thin coat of Ozotic 504. In all of the swatches I saw from this polish the color shift to brownish hued is very visible. Much to my annoyance I was unable to coax it out into my artificial light and it was rather late by the time I did my nails so here we got to go without it :-(
Now the stage was ready for Layla Ceramic Effect 52. The formula is excellent and the flakie pay-off immense - the harder part was getting to it in the first place, the cap was close to glued to the bottle.
and on the below picture you see how Ozotic 504 gleams through Layla Ceramic Effect 52
And a quick comparison with Cult Nails Seduction on my ring finger and the legendary Nfu Oh 51 on my index. I think the picture speaks for itself. Layla Ceramic Effect 52 and Nfu Oh 51 are close enough that one would not need both - but what can I say - I am a sucker for those flakies and am happy to own both.
So, which of those is your favorite?
I look forward to reading your comments - thanks for visiting!!!