Hello readers. I haven't been posting much lately since Amanda is in the midst of the 31 day challenge and I don't want to screw up her schedule. Also I've been so busy preparing and packing for my move in 2 weeks - which is the reason for my nubbins. Packing is hell on your nails, lemmetellya. I hope you enjoy tonight's swatch.
I saw this combo over at Neverland Nail Blog and liked it so much I have recreated it here for you.
I started with 2 coats of Orly Androgynie (does anyone else read that andro gynie like hiney?). Androgynie is a black creme filled with what looks to be gold microglitter and larger hex glitter in yellow, orange, green and blue and is from the new Holiday Soiree limited edition. I did have some minor application issues with this one. It's thin - but gloopy at the same time. The first coat left some patchiness which the second coat cleared up; but I experienced some cuticle flooding and the finish dried rather gritty on some nails. The color reminds me of deep space. I was a little disappointed in this one. It's absolutely gorgeous in the bottle, but the base color seems to swallow up a lot of the pretty glitter on the nail. Also the glitter in my bottle seemed to sink to the bottom of the bottle and didn't want to disperse - even after shaking the bottle (which you all know, makes air bubbles in your polish!).
After Androgynie was dry, I applied 2 coats of China Glaze Snow Globe. Snow Globe is a multi colored irridescent glitter in a clear base and is intended to be layered. Be sure to let each coat dry thoroughly or you end up with the majority of the glitter at the tips like I did.
This combo is pretty much awesomesauce and actually reminds me a little of the halloween pumpkin multi colored glitter that I layered over black last month. This seems to be a popular layering combo this holiday season, as I have now seen several blogs do Snow Globe over black. Sadly, I did have some chipping on Days 3 and 4 which is unusual for Orly. Normally all I would experience would be tip wear. And speaking of tips, look how the SV shrunk the tips.