the above pictures are taken indoors in day and artificial light, the below photo outside in the shade
I applied three thin coats of Scofflaw Koi Pondering over Essence Hardening Nail Base. I found the formula while thin wonderful to work with. I might repeat myself here but I started to apply glitter-sparse first coats to get an even "foundation" to build-up with glitter dense layers. I found this reduces the bumpiness or grittiness (this is depending on the polish consistency) and honestely, one rarely sees the glitter of the first polish coat after slapping on some more. The polish ended exactly where I wanted to have it, no patches or bald spots. And while the look of the mani was nice at two coats, I love my royal blues a bit more saturated and strong - hence the third coat. As to be expected with such a glitter density, the surface ends up bumpy (not gritty). My current favorite Top Coat Glisten & Glow HK Girl though smoothed all of it out wonderfully.
Final thoughts: now I really deserve a slap on the back of my head for not reaching for Koi Pondering any earlier. What a gorgeous, pretty, vivid shade that is!!!!! I admit, I went into ordering some more after swatching Koi Pondering. I like the combination of the colors, the micro glitter, the base color and just as important, the quality of the polish!!!
I ordered Scofflaw Koi Pondering with Llarowe and when I checked last, it was still available.
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