Tonight I have 2 polishes from one of my all time favorite lines. About a decade or so ago Sally Hansen offered a wide variety of really yummy satin finish metallics called chromes. I bought Titanium & by the time I decided I wanted more...they were gone from the stores. Waaaa! Recently, I discovered a company called Cassie Cosmetics on eBay & they also sell thru Amazon. They specialize in discontinued make up & accessories that had been sold in drug stores. Everything is new & unused, just retired & offered at great prices! Some of the rarer polishes are at collector pricing, but the majority are offered at below their retiring retail price. Their customer service is excellent & I highly recommend them! On to the nails...
Tonight's line up: Sally Hansen Baby Blue Crystal & Aquamarine Chrome. For some reason, Sally Hansen decided painting the bottles the color of the polish was a good marketing idea. Alas, the bottle paint has a tendency to chip & scratch. This in no way effects the polish, it just looks odd. The polish covering part of the bottle volume info on the label is a swatch of what's inside. The painted bottles aren't always an exact match for the polish within.
This is 3 coats of Baby Blue Crystal with 1 coat of Seche Vite FDTC. Look at that shine! Being a chrome, it does show every nail imperfection in the 1st & even 2nd coats, but a 3rd will usually smooth most, if not all, of this all out. It also goes on a bit streaky, but if you're careful with your brush strokes, it will dry to a fairly smooth satin finish. Where is the blue? The Crystal Chromes are ultra pale versions of the color they are labeled. So pale that they tend to appear a very bright metallic white unless the light hits them just right.
I used the cloud full nail design from Bundle Monster plate 312 & Aquamarine Chrome to stamp the clouds I then used Aquamarine Chrome with my short striper brush to mark off French tips & my short detail brush to fill them in. Another coat of Seche Vite to finish it off. The skies in the Great North Wet may be cloudy more often than not these days, but my clouds have a silver lining for sure!
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