First post. I figured that first posts are supposed to be somewhat special but I've been dabbling back and forth with nail photos from my main blog that I should really just hop right to it!
I just ended up with Color Club's Winter Affair in my hands this week (found it for a great deal at Winners for $14.99) so before everything turns red and green for the holidays, I'll end November with an older polish from Color Club called "Port-Folio" from the In True Fashion collection earlier this Fall.
I've got a massive stash of 'untrieds' so I should try and alleviate that here!
Port-Folio is a purple/green duochrome that has a very strong shift and distinction between both purple and green. Formula was generous and I only needed to use 2 coats for the photos below:
I couldn't resist trying out Color Club's "Snow-Flakes", which is following the popular flakie trend this year. Very close to Essie's "Shine of the Times", which appears to have discontinued! Snow-Flakes isn't as densely packed as Shine of the Times, which I think is a good thing:
And just for funsies, here's the duochrome and flakie combination matte-ified with Gosh's "Matt Effect Top Coat" (their typo, not mine!). I love the look of this, particularly because of the flakies, but unfortunately I don't think this matte top coat is as effective as a matte nail polish would be, such as Knock Out's Flatte Black.
Alright, so I guess that's it for the "first post". I'm going to have to work on improving the photos and lighting but hopefully with practise and tweaks, I'll get there.