the above two pictures are taken indoors in daylight, the below photo outside in the sun
I applied two coats of Kiko 634 over Essence XXL Nail Thickener. This polish so far had the trickiest formula of all textured polishes I tried. The first coat goes on sheer if not patchy if applied too thinly and your brush "will run out of fuel" halfway through painting one nail. When medium thick coats are applied one has to be really careful to prevent polish pooling which will lead to glops that swallow the texture. My advice would be to find an amount of polish somewhere in-between which is the tricky part. Dry time is on the longer side. Despite all of this the result floored me. Just perfect, perfect, perfect. I found the look neat, pretty yet set apart from that all too appropriate (please read that word with an aloof raised eyebrow) thanks to the textured finish.
Antonella, you cheered my heart, your choice was superb, you are the best - grazie mille <3!!!
Kiko polishes are unavailable in the part of Switzerland I live. So these gems are a true treasure in my stash!!!
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