Chequered Raspberry Milkshake
Have you ever bought a nail polish *just* because it was in a pretty bottle, even though you knew that you’d never, ever wear that colour nail polish? I have. I did exactly that just the other day. I was in H&M, shopping, when I saw this pretty square bottle of nail polish with Bambi on it. The colour was pale pink – not my colour at all, but I bought it anyway.
When I got home, I got rid of one third of the polish and starting mixing other stuff into the rest of the pale pink. I added glitters and pigments, other polishes and also a bit of Spectraflair. I shook the whole thing until my arm nearly fell off, and here’s the result: Raspberry Smoothie!
The little bottle to the left contains the third of polish I poured out of the bigger bottle. Quite a difference in colour, eh?
Here’s a pic in the sunshine to show you the glitter. I’m disappointed that the Spectraflair doesn’t make the polish holographic, but, yeah well…
The formula is a bit thick, but it’s a true one coater. Drying time is fast too! Unfortunately the glitter hides in the polish and is not very visible on the nails, but there are ways to change that.
Here is an indoor picture. As you can see, the polish dries up a bit gritty. I don’t mind so much, because I am not finished yet.
I added a coat of Catrice’s “Godfather of Pearl” from the “Million Styles” collection. It changed the colour completely, and added lots of shine to it. Here’s a sunshine pic. I love it when the sun is out when I do my nails!
And here’s an indoor shot. I really like this.
It’s a bit too girly for me, if you know what I mean. I wanted to stamp on it. I chose Mash stamping plate number 39 and stamped with Max Factor Glossfinity “Amethyst”, which is a lovely squishy purple.
I topped it all with a layer of Poshé top coat.
And an indoor pic:
I must admit that I’m not totally satisfied with this. It’s a bit too pink – and I think I’ll try stamping with black next time to make it more “rough”, if that makes sense.
What do you think of the franken? Is Raspberry Smoothie a good name for it? Would you have stamped with black or does purple actually work?