What's girlier than pink? Like in your face Jayne Mansfield's lipstick flamingo pink? I'll tell you. Nothing. That's why I used Pink Plumeria from the China Glaze Summer Neon 2012 collection. While I loooove this warm bubblegummy pink, I do not love the formula. She's kind of thin and watery, and she wanted to pool in my cuticles, which you can see on my index finger. I was pressed for time, so I only used two coats, but she really needs three to even out and eliminate visible nail line (VNL). She also dried more matte than I would have liked, so I added a coat of Essie's Matte About You.
To contrast all that matte-iness, I added Covered In Diamonds by Color Club on my ring finger. I love me some flakies! Covered in Diamonds is clear iridescent foil flakes in a clear jelly base. I think in another post I will swatch it over different colors to show how the flakes pick up all kinds of hues. This formula is so thick it needs to be applied by dabbing, but I don't mind that. I love that the flakies are so dense there's no need to go fishing in the bottle to get them on the brush. What I don't like is the flakies never lie flat on the nail, so you need a couple good coats of topcoat to smooth her out. This is one really thin dabbed-on coat over two coats of Pink Plumeria and topped with one coat of sealer.
When I got to work I decided I didn't like the matte pink and added regular top coat, which brought it back to its original kind of satin finish. Yes, I keep a bottle of top coat at work. What?
I got my Pink Plumeria at Sally's, and I get my Color Clubs from www.transdesign.com. Stay tuned for next week's Melissa's Birthday Girls Night In mani!!!!