Like I mentioned in my last post, this color is a bit sheer, and is hard to get opaque and even in a nice way. Shown is three coats with base and topcoat. It's not really visible in these photos, but there is some see-through spots (but not entirely bald ones) here and there, and I'm not sure it would have worked out that much better had I done a fourth and maybe even a fifth coat.
However, this is still a very pretty color, and, from what I understand, a favourite among the beauty people who got their nails manicured at yesterday's event. "Everyone just wants the purple..."
My most vivid association is with Rescue Beauty Lounge Scrangie. They are not very close, but the idea is similar. Think of The Color To Watch as Scrangie's more polite kid sister.
Speaking of Swiss: earlier tonight we had a dessert called marängsviss, or Meringue Suisse in original, which would probably translate into Swiss Meringues. It's an old favourite in the household, and among Swedes in general. A classic marängsviss consists of meringues, whipped cream and chocolate sauce, but since my stomach does not tolerate cream, I pimp the hell out of my sviss and use vanilla and raspberry ice cream instead, and add sliced strawberries and bananas, the meringues of course, and top it all off with not only chocolate sauce, but also fudge sauce. Nice. And the whole family loves it equally!
Swedish word of the day:
gottegris -noun from gott -adjective tasty, and gris -noun pig: a person who's got a sweet tooth
Because I do.