I applied two effortless coats of Pahlish Cross My Hearts over Seche Ridge Filling Base Coat. The application was the usual Pahlish-pleasure. The dry time as well as the finish (smooth though dull) were also the usual excellent Pahlish quality - there is a reason I have so many Pahlish AND that I reach for them most of the time when I need to be really quick with my NOTD. The consistency is slightly thick but if you go for medium thick coats you can paint your nails evenly and smoothly. I finished the look with one coat of Sally Hansen Insta Dry - and no, this is no Top Coat eater - the finish had the same high shine after a day of wear as right after application - just look at my last picture which I took a day after the others - my index shows some tip wear (grrrr) but the shine is still beautiful.
And I gave it a go with Cult Nails Wax That Top Coat and no, this is an visual illusion - the polish did NOT become bumpy or uneven - I haven't the faintest idea why it looks so weird in my pictures :-o!!! But in the below picture you can see what where I detected a tiny winy bit of duo-chrome ;-P!!
Final thoughts: You might wonder, why I wiggle a sold-out polish in front of your eyes - well it is because I consider those kinds of shimmers a classic and they are available with many other brands (just don't ask me right now which ones) - oh Dior Midnight is certainly a member of this family. They have a classiness AND a glow to them. They go for many, many opportunities and look equally striking out in the sun or in the evening in subdued light.
I ordered Pahlish Cross My Hearts with their own Bigcartel Shop here.
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