Mr. Fix-it took my request to heart (okay, I poked him), and suggested lavender nails. Whereupon we discovered that however the hell many little bottles I have, I don’t have a one of those. Gah! The closest I could come was this, which is more like a pale pink, although I tried layering it over purple, which sometimes works but didn’t really here.
Island Girl Polynesian Heat:
|Indoor lighting, because then I took it off. Please
ignore the one weird finger, that’s a failed experiment.
|Left: indoor; right: flash. (Oo! Flash! Whatever’s next?)|
Meh, whatever, it’s a pretty color. Which is a shame, because the formula is fail. It’s everything people hate about “frost” finishes: it shows every imperfection and every brushstroke, it’s thin and runny and doesn’t stay where you put it, it’s not self-leveling. It looks mostly okay from a little distance? But it’s not really worth the hassle.
I tried rescuing it by putting a topper on it I’m excited about; the two nail polishes played together poorly, with Polynesian Heat crinkling up and going all weird.
Hall-o-shame! Shame, I say! Burn the witch.