What you see here is Fing'rs Set in Rhine-Stone, Sinful Colors 24/7, and Hit Polish Companion Cube on the accent nail, plus a sticker/decal thingie from the Heart 2 Art Travel pack.
Set in Rhine-Stone was just so messy & unmanageable...it was nearly impossible to do a thin coat, because giant gobs of polish kept sliding down the long brush stem (remember the bottles are almost identical to Julep's), and when I did get a thin coat, it was insanely patchy.
Also, it felt like it dried super fast, but yet, it took FOREVER once the nail was covered. Maybe it's more accurate to say it got tacky really fast, which made multiple brush strokes & self-leveling out of the question. Hence the strange ridges & layer-y looking areas. I didn't even bother to put on a top coat on all my nails because I knew this would be coming off later that evening. I'm sure a TC would have made things look a lot better, but I was so disgusted I couldn't even make myself give it a try.
I thought the sticker thingies were actually going to be more like those water decals I've read about on misc. blogs, but alas, they're more of just a standard sticker which have never worked for me in the past. However in the past, I did not know what a top coat was, let alone that such a thing as Seche Vite existed. So I slapped on a heavy coat of SV, and what did I get? A sinking sticker. And a bubbling glob of SV that wasn't so "vite" any more, apparently, since I mooshed it on something which only added to the failing mess.
Oooh! Here you can get a better idea of the awesomeness that is Sinful Colors 24/7! And the fact that my nails are all long, shapely, and the cutes are neat & moisturized. Ahhh I miss those days! My nails seriously ARE NOT GROWING now & despite a million cuticle oil and balm applications a day, they're still dry & hangnail-y. :-(
P.S. I really debated about this photo because it's an awkward pose, but meh, whatevs! If it disturbs you: look away!!! ;-)
Hit Polish's Companion Cube was a fun grey jelly with pink hearts, medium silver holo hexes, & medium matte black hexes. This was one coat, with a bit of the dab & spread method. Hit Polish seriously has a TON of amazing polishes with more creations being added all the time. I have a few others (like Lullaby) that are just gorgeously fun, and Concrete Jungle is on my wishlist. Check out www.hitpolish.com for all your bank account draining needs! ;-)
So, there you have it, ladies. I gave it an honest-to-goodness try! And now I have to go to bed because reliving the ishyness has worn me out. And I do have to get up for work in about 5 hours.
Goodnight!! And SMILE! v :-D