If you've been reading this blog for a while, you know I have a very sore spot for the golden olive kind of green shades, and this is another one I've enjoyed greatly. I'd say, if golden is how we usually see thesecolors, this one could be labeled as more bronze looking, although, of course, the rather heavy foil particles here are in fact golden. As a huge plus, this was tremendously well pigmented, and if you have short nails and are a generous type of person, you'll get away with one coat! I did two though, because I usually start with a very thin coat over my base.
While I'm at it, I'd like to mention that usually, China Glaze wears like crap on me. I seldom get more than one day out of a China Glaze manicure. But I have found a remedy for that: OPI Bond Aid (Chip Skip is the same product, but comes in the standard OPI bottle and should be available in the core display). Starting off my manicure with it, I now have almost 48 hours without a single ship with this one, not even on very damaged nails. I highly recommend trying a bonding product if you have wear issues! What it really does is optimating the nail plate pH. If I had put more energy into it, I'd have figured out what that ideal pH is, and tried searching for a cheap substitute, but I've been too lazy.
Back to Cast a Spell. The day I applied it, I had received a huge bundle of fimo sticks in the mail, and I wanted to try some. So I cut out a dark, black edged butterfly that I added to my manicure, along with smoke toned rhinestones.
This particular butterfly, on my thumbnail, has serious health issues, but it isn't noticeable before you start pondering it. It's actually two slices of a single-wing design fimo stick, that I arranged with the rhinestone after adding to the just applied second coat of color. With a healthy dab of topcoat it settles just fine. The same design is on my right ring finger nail, but those pics came out all blurry, unfortunately.
This color gets a huge thumbs up from me, so if you're into these shades, get it while it's available.
All products were purchased with own funds.
Swedish word of the day:
förtrolla -verb casting a spell