218. One of the many polishes of the collection containing dense silver shimmer. I like that, and this one is a raspberry pink even I would consider wearing. Two coats.
221. These photos have been color corrected (my camera refuses to pick up any green tones whatsoever), and this is a slightly turquoise blue, or possibly dusty blue, with the same shimmer as the previous one. Cute. Three coats.
225. Green metallic. Color corrected, because... Well, green. Prone to brush strokes, requires some extra TLC. If handled with care, it's not that bad, and I actually like it, though I understand it's not for everyone. Two coats.
227. Underwent the color correction from hell. It's actually a very bright, cool green, but the green tones are severly washed out. Imagine the greenishness being there. And once again, the same silver shimmer. Three coats.
228. This is a full manicure with topcoat. A pretty sky blue with the very same shimmer most of the others have. And sorry, there was no sun that day. Two coats.
230. Milk chocolate brown creme. A nice brown, nothing to write home about though. Two coats.
How do you feel about these now that you've seen them fully swatched?
And now for the terrible bonus - crackle french tips with Cracked Effect 5002.
As you can see, I made these on top of the blue 228. The idea of doing crackle French tips only was something I picked up from somewhere, and I thought I'd give it a go. Since I pretty much suck at painting freehand French tips, I thought that maybe, maybe, I'll get away with crackle ones, since the polish will contract unevenly anyway. Well. Any French tip design still requires nails considerably longer than mine, and obviously even crackle ones would need a steadier hand. Or prettier colors. I don't know, and I don't care. I didn't like it and won't try it again!
Swedish word of the day:
slarvig -adjective sloppy, careless
I know I am.