Three coats, and still nowhere near opactity. Which is fine by me as long as I have well filed and shaped nails, though I am of course aware of the fact that many of you do not appreciate visible nail lines at all. However, this one really is quite an amount of fun, since there aren't too many bright glitters out there.
Since I usually have a very hard time locating swatches of LA Splash polishes, I made a small wheel of the ones I have, so that you may have a look.
1. Midnigh Rain
2. Golden Seahorse
4. Blowfish Green
5. Tropical Storm
6. Sea Lion
7. Kamodo Dragon
8. Golden Moss
And just a few close ups:
Midnight Rain, Golden Seahorse, Aquatic.
Kamodo Dragon and Golden Moss.
A few quick notes: Aquatic is also very sheer and is probably nicest as a layering polish, and Kamodo Dragon has the lumpiness which I hate. Too bad, because it's a nice green leaning gold, with what appears to be teeny tiny prismatic glitter.
I used to have a theory that I tested on Kamodo Dragon - I was wondering if diluting a polish like this one with some clear would make it less lumpy and more deep and buildable. I may now cross of that option. It didn't work. This combination of fine shimmer and glitter just does not work outside a bottle. You know, like some of the Color Club polishes in the Untamed Luxury collection. It makes me sad. So many great ideas wasted with pigments that don't do them justice. Very sad. Sad, indeed.
That being said: LA Splash can be found in a great variety of colors and finishes, online at Cherry Culture.
Swedish word of the day:
stänk -noun splash