With this weeks color of “Lacke in Farbe … und Bunt!” – bordeaux – we are back at classic shades:
I was quite busy last week, so I did this pretty much last-minute, and I just couldn’t decide which polish to use – the boring but probably simple and easy two-coater cream “Caught On The Red Carpet”, or the pretty but a bit sheer glittery “Bitten”. So I decided to use them both.
But then “Caught On The Red Carpet” turned out to be an incredible diva. First, it stained and smeared like mad. The brush of my top coat was bright red afterwards, and I had to carefully clean it after each nail. Second, it was quite sheer, and I needed three coats. Three slow drying coats, I might add. I had planned to combine them with a doticure, but this was just not possible, as you didn’t see anything of “Caught On The Red Carpet” over “Bitten”. Again, I had to paint three coats on my ring finger to get it completely opaque. And with the last coat, it decided to look at least five shades darker than on the rest of my nails. #WhyOhWhy
And do I need to mention that this was a Catrice polish, of course with The Brush From Hell™?
To top it off, my camera had some major problems to capture those two polishes (and my skin) together. You really don’t want to know how many pictures I took until I finally found two I could live with. Not “being happy with”, mind you, just a simple “live with”.
But enough whining 😉 , there was one positive surprise: “Bitten”. I actually though about leaving it at two coats, but then added a third to give it more depth. But it behaved so very nice, clean-up was fine, drying time was ok, the one coat I added on top of “Caught On The Red Carpet” was opaque and easy to apply – a perfect polish through and through. 😉
As little time I currently have to post on this blog, at least I want the entry for “Lacke in Farbe … und Bunt!” to be something special. Or at least pretty. I am really not sure I succeeded at that this week (though I just might still be too frustrated), so if all else fails, just click on the link below to my entry for “bordeaux” during the last round. 😉