To kick-off Nire's Desire week with Polished Marvels I just have to start with a super vampy shade. Violent Pansy is the darkest blackened blue jelly base you can imagine filled with purple and magenta shimmer.
I applied two coats of Nire's Desire Violent Pansy over my regular Base Coat. I achieved the best result when doing not too thin coats. The jelly-pigmentation of the base color can cause some "pale" spots if applied too thinly. Dry time was normal leaving a slightly uneven surface due to the amount of shimmer particles.
I of course also opened the bottle of Nire's Desire's Top Coat. I would say the consistency is similar to the discontinued Essence Better Than Gel Nails Top Coat. Dry time is pretty fast but not as quick as Sally Hansen Insta Dry. The brush is quite long and bushy with soft bristles. I got the best results when I whipped off the brush carefully before slapping the Top Coat on to prevent flooding my nubbins.
Final thoughts: I just love how the micro shimmer gives Violent Pansy the purple hue - and while it took me sweat and tears to bring out the one or the other shimmer, it never looks black. Very vampy indeed - loooooove it!!!!!
I ordered Nire's Desire Violent Pansy with their Etsy shop here.
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