This is two coats of Essie Splash of Grenadine (pre clean-up). I was lucky to find this shade at Ross for $3. This is a bright pink creme. It reminds me of Barbie. It's appropriate for spring time, but I never wear polishes when they are supposed to be in season. I wear dark vampy colors in spring/summer also. This had excellent application and it dried to a smooth finish.
I then added two coats of Kleancolor Chunky Holo Bluebell. It is in a sheer blue jelly base with duochrome glitter that shifts colors from yellow to green to orange to red. It's very similar to most flakies. This looks so vibrant on top of Splash of Grenadine, but once I added the Seche Vite, I ran into some issues. In my experience with Kleancolor polishes, they take FOREVER to dry, even with Seche Vite. I dented my nails a couple times even an hour after application. I attempted to smooth out the dents but it never went back to being completely smooth. Eventually (after several hours) it finally dried. The Seche Vite also shrunk the polish at the tips making it look like I have worn the polish for several days. I have heard that Seche Vite does this, but I never experienced it before. It must be some kind of reaction with the Kleancolor formula. Kleancolor has some fantastic and unique shades, but I cannot stand the smell! This is coming from somebody who actually likes the smell of most nail lacquers.
Here is a picture without the flash.
This picture isn't very good, but I took it to show how the colors in the duochrome glitter change. You can also see the tipwear (after less than 24 hours) in this picture. It looks very jelly-like.
Next, I have some recent haul pictures!
I recently ordered some Zoya because they had a promotion to get two free polishes and just pay shipping! What a steal! I chose Noel from the holiday Gems and Jewels collection because it will probably discontinued and it is gorgeous. I also picked Kristen from the Feel collection. It is a pale sky blue creme and I own nothing like it.
I stopped by Walgreens and saw some Sally Hansen Diamond Strength polishes for sale. First in the top row, I have Glass Slipper. I paid full price for this because it has FLAKIES!!! Also, the bottle is shaped like a cut of a diamond and I was very intrigued by that. The three that I got on sale were Pink Proposal, Lavender Marquis, and Must-Have Iris.
I picked up two of the Wet n Wild Color Icon nail polishes. I got Believe Me, It's Real which looks to be a densely-packed blue micro glitter with larger chunks of purple glitter in it. The blue looks so vibrant; even more so than OPI's Absolutely Alice, so I may test it to find out! The second one I purchased was Diamond in the Rough. It has tiny pieces of charcoal-colored glitter with larger pieces of holographic glitter. The display said that these were $3.99, so I only bought two, but when I looked at the receipt later, I paid $1.50 for each of them! It looks like I'll be taking another trip to Walgreens to pick up the others! :)