Clarins Ocean is covering my nails with an inky layer of blue. A purple undertone reveals itself in sunlight. The color makes me think of the depths of the sea and the dark evening sky. This is an untried and true manicure featuring a discontinued shade.
Using silver special polish, I stamped the dual flower pattern from Konad plate M75. This design seems to belong with Clarins Ocean. The stylized stem reminds me of a wave and the petals appear like starlight. I added pearls to echo the feel of the sea and crystals to reflect like stars.
This daffodil makes me think of a tiered cotton skirt brightened with vegetable dye. The earth is dressed for Spring!
Clarins Ocean applied beautifully. I am wearing three coats, but I think two would be sufficient for ladies with more active length nails. The formula was easy to control. The consistency felt more like working with a jelly polish than a creme. Clarins Ocean has the lovely sheen of a jelly formula, but the pigmentation of a creme. It's perfection.
This shade has been discontinued. For a chance to win a new bottle of Clarins Ocean, please visit the Smooth and Polished Giveaway.
Happy painting, ladies!