First up, my choice for a first manicure from this collection, Tease-y Does It! (Their exclamation mark, not mine.)
Gorgeous! But had a great idea... Maybe I could get some use for one of the glitters from the collection? Behold, for I found Sparkle-iscious. And did a quick and not so precise ruffian.
Mmm... The bumpiness. The thickness. But while I was painting, I had yet another bright idea. You know, all these bright ideas, maybe I coul get them at work instead, but no, not today. Today I have bright ideas for polishes! Scrangie inspired me to do the following. In a way.
I added another ruffian moon in Tease-y Does It! again.
Now, tell me this isn't glamour? Not glitz? Not show, not burlesque?! It's so goddamn beautiful, hadn't it been so insanely thick and bumpy I might have refused to use this hand for anything for the rest of my life! Sadly, this is a total of eleven (11) coats at the tip. My initial Tease-y Does It! manicure was three coats plus base and top. Then two coats of Sparkle-iscious for the first ruffian, with a coat of Diamont over it, and last two more coats of Tease-y Does It! with another coat of Diamont on top. Now you get why this manicure looks so shitty, execution wise.
Last, let's check out a comparison both me and my dear co-blogger Cammi felt was necessary: one between Sparkle-iscious and Mad As A Hatter.
Sparkle-iscious to the left and Mad As A Hatter to the right. Maybe you suspected this the same way we did when we were discussing it- they may remind of each other, but they're not the same. To pinpoint this, take a detailed look at one thin coat each on the wheel:
Same order. And please enlarge for detailed view. as you can see Sparkle-iscious is much simpler, and really only consists of three different types of colored glitter, all in the same size particles: gold, magenta and blue, while Mad As A Hatter has a gazillion things going on, both in color and particle size.
Now that this has been cleared up, I can assure you that in not too long, Cammi will check in with additional swatches and quite interesting comparisons!
Swedish word of the day:
utmattning -noun exhaustion
Because apparently there is some going on...