Clear base glitters usually need multiple coats for opacity, or a color base coat. Since I was experimenting, I sorted through some recent purchases and came up with a good base. Zoya Ibiza, a dark purple creme which leans a little toward navy blue, seemed like it would work out for both of the Etude House colors.
Knowing I was not keeping this mani on, I really piled on the glitter to get as much coverage as I could in one coat. The clear base was initially super thick and bumpy, but as it dried down it became much smoother and flat to the nail. It took a while to dry, but I'd probably do it the same way next time because I know it will dry down the way I want.
Be sure you click through for more detail on the pictures. I used a larger image size than usual, but the detail is better on the largest size pictures.
|With forced flash.|
|Again, forced flash.|
|Natural light. I love the color of the DJ Purple.|
|The bottles are so pretty...|
|Here's a little direct sunlight.|
I did not leave this polish on longer than it took to swatch it, so I can't say anything about how well it wears beyond the experience that Jess had when she used Prom Queen, from the same Etude House collection. So based on that, I wouldn't have had high expectations anyway...maybe someday I'll give it a real try!