Today was awash with grey skies. Undaunted, I decided paint my nails and walk to the community garden: camera, polish bottle and decorative wooden egg at the ready. My favorite gardener, a man with a pipe and mischievous eyes, let me know a few minutes after my arrival that he was going to be locking up. From past adventures, you can quickly comprehend why I particularly appreciate his eyesight and trust him with a set of keys. He is a man of few words and a bounty of tomatoes. Securing the padlock, he said: "Come back when there's sun." I will, of course, but I am still up for experimentation.
I believe blues photograph with the most color accuracy in low light. Below we have Sparkling Blue, another shade from the Milani Welcome Back Color collection. The holographic glitter pieces and bar glitter are set in a blue creme background. I was expecting all of the glitter polishes to have shimmer bases, but there is variance in the formulas. I will ask you ladies to use your imagination to fashion some rainbows where the glitter appears silver. Despite the cloud cover, my nails have been creating subtle rainbows. The camera captured the look best on the bottle, but the vibrant nature of the blue translated well on my nails. Enjoy. You can click to enlarge the photos if you like.
I tend to be drawn to the same flowers as bees. They are very hospitable to me as I lean my hands in to take close ups.
Lisa asked me in the comments about difficulty of removal. I used white felt cut into squares and an OPI acetone based remover. While I didn't struggle very much, I don't think I would experience the same ease with cotton. I find the toughest glitter polishes to remove contain a high concentration of glitter in a clear or jelly base. The glitter polishes from Welcome Back Color are worth a little extra effort in removal.
The weather here is supposed to be overcast for the rest of the week. If the forecast holds, I'll see what I have in my untried polishes that would still look nice in low light. I will have a Konad post soon too. Happy painting, ladies.