The picture above is taken indoors in daylight, the below photos outside in overcast weather
and in artificial light
I applied three coats of The Boulevard over Essence Hardening Nail Base. The first coat went on sheer and a tad patchy but was reasonably opaque after two coats and maximally shimmery after the third coat. The Boulevard dries to a soft shine so if you want those shimmers pop to life, you reach for a glossy Top Coat.
I have to admit that I originally considered deleting all the pictures I took - that murky and dark autumn weather was ruining my plans for some spectacular shimmer pictures. But then I saw the photos on my screen and found they really look like my nails, so what you see above is what The Boulevard looked IRL on a not so thrilling day in October!
Final thoughts: mmmmmh I love that nearly charcoal black blue and the shimmer that - as you can see above - might not be seen particle per particle but gives the overall mani a wonderful cast.
I have a third polish from Contrary Polish but with this one, I had to cancel my plans for a post this week. Not a single photo was remotely close to what it looked on the nails, so I do have to be patient and wait for another ray of sun…..
Carrie, again, thank you from the bottom of my heart for this wonderful gift. Those three gems will always hold a special place in my collection as you do in my heart!!!!
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