I'm not the best when it comes to nail polish application but at the same time I'm not the worst. So far I've been wearing mainly dark colors on my finger nails. Essie's Recessionista is a favorite and more recently Chanel Taboo which I've fallen madly in love with was previously reviewed, here. I have no issues applying either of these shades. If sometimes the first coat is a little streaky, the second takes care of it and I end up with perfect nails.
This was not exactly the case with Chanel Lilis. The first coat was streaky on some nails and the second coat was not that perfect. Still, I could live with the end result mainly due to the fact that the color is so pretty and it sure wasn't as bad as my latest attempt with a Sally Hansen's formula reviewed, here.
Chanel Lilis on the fifth day.
Since I was going to remove it anyway I decided to do another little experiment. Let's say I want to give my manicure a few more days.
Now do know that I'm not into glitter nor am I much into nail art but what follows is my little attempt at both. Sadly the pictures aren't what I would have liked them to be. Glitter is so hard to take pictures of and with my camera it's quite a pain.
As my base I already had Chanel Lilis. I used Essie Luxeffects in As Gold As It Gets which is a top coat but I still made it even more shiny topped with Seche Vite.
I used Essie toped with one coat of Seche Vite to make it even more shiny. As Gold As It Gets does change the color of Lilis lightly. Pointing finger one coat, middle finger just the tip, ring finger two coats and little finger just one coat of Seche Vite.
Now here's what I've decided to do. My intention was to wear Lilis on my fingers and Taboo on my toes. I'll be doing the opposite and for the last few days, may apply some glitter! For some reason I find this more fun on toes than fingers.
Oh, since the glitter is applied on top of cream nail polish, removal is quite easy.
So what do you think? Might there be a little glitter in your future?