This has been a rather strange week...my shifts were all over the place and I had Wednesday off to celebrate a momentous occasion with my bestie, so although I intended to show y'all this mani much sooner, at the end of every day, the amount of work involved in a blog post made me just want to go to bed! I'm sure all you fellow bloggers know what I'm talking about! ;-) So, with many apologies & without further ado, I give you THE GLASS SLIPPERS:
Cameo of Cameo Colours Lacquers was uber-kind and sent me this one after I had an issue with one of her other polishes that I purchased a couple weeks ago. So when I messaged her about it, she not only apologized for the weird polish behavior, but said she'd already prepared a package with supplies that should rectify the issue & a full-size bottle of TGS!!! :-O I was utterly blown away by her amazing customer service - I really didn't expect such kindness & generosity! And this is such a dreamy, fairy tale-esque polish. :-D
As you can see, it's a fairly opaque white pearl? base (rather hard to tell as it's got SO much goin' on!) with pastel pink and green micro glass flecks and slightly larger gold flecks. I'm sort of wondering if she was going for a semi-textured polish because as you can probably tell from the photos, it is somewhat bumpy. Either that or it's just the nature of all those awesome flecks! I wish it were sunny today so I could show you just how sparkly it and amazing it is in the sun.
So, the beauty and the bottle/brush are top-notch, however the one downfall to this polish is that it was like trying to put on old glue. SUPER hard to work with! :-/ That is why, much to my chagrin, my nails are a bit messy. And cleanup doesn't do much, because this is one durable polish! What you see here is two coats (plus Sally Hansen 4 in 1) and I've had it on since Monday. WHOA. It definitely redeems itself in that!
I have no doubt however that once I get my manicured paws on some Seche Restore, adding a couple drops will make it much easier to paint with. :-) But regardless & like others have said before, I'll put up with its spoiled princess attitude for a polish this beautiful and unique! I am aware the above photo is blurry, and I was considering not using it, but it shows the sparkle when the sun can't be bothered to help a girl out.
OYO goes perfectly with TGS: it's a glitter topper, jam-packed with small matte pastel pink, gold, black, and matte baby blue hexes, small black & baby blue (or maybe matte mint?) squares, and a microshimmery gold dust base (no, not real gold dust!). BEAUTIFUL! I'm really excited to use this one for a full mani. I got it on clearance for $5 in Llarowe's sale section. Unfortunately, it appears to be gone, but What I Wore to the Revolution is still there for $5.
I hope you enjoyed this mani as much as I have THIS ENTIRE WEEK! :-D Enjoy your 4th of July weekend, peeps . . . I'm off to an afternoon of pontooning & jetskiing! . . . If it would just get sunny. Grr.