You might have seen two of my nails painted with The Nail Junkie Fish (from the Animal Collection) for my last week's Saturday Skittelette. Fish is such a unique and stunning polish - plus this is a new to my stash brand AND the shopping with Aleta was such a wonderful experience that I simply had to devote a full post to this polish.
Fish is one of the most complex polishes I own - and gosh, this is one statement from me if I look at my nailpolish drawers - LOL!!! To make it simple I for once copy Aleta's text from her description as I would not be able to put it more accurately and to the point:
A blue-silver-holo polish that as multifaceted as the glimmering scales of a fish. Fish is a blend of fine green and blue glitters, sapphire holo glitter, silver holo glitters swimming in a flashy pool of metallic silvery blue base
And now just look at this awesomeness:
the above two pictures are taken indoors in daylight, the below photos outdoors, the first in the shade, the second in the sun
I applied two coats of Fish over Zoya Anchor Base Coat and finished the mani with one coat of A England The Shield. I am sure I could have smoothed out the look of the surface of my nails (did you note I mentioned just the look - by the touch the surface was very smooth and only minimally bumpy). I actually loved how the polish gives a scale like look like this.
The formula is perfect, the application a matter of minutes as is the dry time. I experienced no glitter clumping and the glitter is spread nice and evenly in the bottle and flows easily from the brush onto the nail. HOWEVER, beware of removal. I always use the old method - elbow grease and swearing, I still prefer this over any other - but you might be more comfortable with the foil removal or using a peel-off base coat (of which I haven't tried any).
Final thoughts: My dear blogger friend Jezz from Little Miss Nailpolish has put this polish in one perfect sentence: it looks like the scales of a fairy fish!
But we are not yet at the end of this post. I also wanted to show you what lovely gifts Aleta added to my order. This is a picture of all my stuff ordered and her envelope holding the surprise (when ordering I did not see her mentioning the gift so this was a real wonderful surprise for me!):
I got a small stack of fleece and a wonderfully cute Cutie Balm (awesome by the way):
Overall this was a wonderful shopping experience that lifted the excitement of ordering new polishes to a shopping EVENT!!!
I ordered The Nail Junkie Fish with Aleta's Etsy Shop here.
I look forward to reading your comments - thanks for visiting!!!