Okey dokey, here goes my first polish post. Be gentle with me!
I recent bought 3 polishes from a new indie company called Llama Lacquers on Etsy (http://www.etsy.com/shop/LlamaLacquers). My new treasures from the Princess Bride line are:
Mani in Black ~ a black jelly base with gunmetal hex glitter (the glitter might be silver, but it looks darker in the the polish)
As You Wish ~ a pale pearl pink base with white hex & pink heart glitters
Hello My Name is Inigo ~ a clearish base with plumy purple micro & gold bar glitter
All 3 apply pretty smoothly tho I had to fish a bit in As You Wish for the bigger bits & dab the glitter into place with that one & Mani in Black. This is pretty standard with chunky glitters, so no biggie. Hello My Name is Inigo is packed with glitter, so no fishing required.
I've only done test swatches with As You Wish & Hello My Name is Inigo, but I used Mani in Black over black with lil pumpkin stickers.
base color ~ Nail Fetish 'Dominate', 2 coats
glitter ~ Llama Lacquers 'Main in Black', 1 coat
pumpkins ~ nail stickers that I've been hoarding for 25 years or so (I was surprised they were still sticky! lol)
top coat ~ Seche Vite fast dry, 2 coats (one after applying Mani in Black & the 2nd over the stickers)
Before you look at the photo please note that while I've been doing my own manis for 30 years, I've only been paying attention for about 9 months & still need LOTS of practice on all sorts of things like cuticle care, cuticle clean up & basically everything nail & nail art related. Oh yeah, my photography leaves much to be desired too. Also, the Seche Vite shrunk the black polish over night after I did my nails, so that ain't tip wear.
So here it is:
Why am I posting a less than stellar mani? For Kelly of Llama Lacquers! She wanted to see my mani using her polish. So there you have it.