Flormar Supershine ~ 38 and 39
Fuchsia with purple glass flecks and silver glitter with bits of holo glitter
I bought these two Flormar polishes in Germany on my most recent trip there. I decided to use them for a glitter gradient with striping tape effect.
I started out with three layers of #38, the fuchsia. The formula was a bit on the thin side and drying time was a killer. It took three dreadful coats before it was relatively opaque. Yaaarrrgh! Had it dried faster, I would have added a fourth coat, but I simply didn’t have the patience for that. So, three coats, and then Sally Hansen Dry Kwik, which is a liquid that makes the polish dry faster.
Here’s what three coats of #38 looks like, without top coat:
This is the first Flormar I’m not satisfied with. I’ve never experienced that lack of pigmentation and that long drying time. If this had been my first Flormar, it might well have been the last. Fortunately I tried some of it’s cousins on first! :)
Then I put on three bits of striping tape on the tip of each nail and sponged a gradient over it with #39. I removed the striping tape while the polish was still wet. I think striping tape can be a bit of a struggle to work with, so I did one nail at the time, in order not to get striping tape all over! :D
I finished my mani with a layer of NYC Fast Drying top coat, and here’s how it ended up looking:
And another pic:
The glitter gradient makes this rock in my opinion, so #39 gets to stay in my collection. I’ve already found a new home for her sister, #38.
Do you like the stripes in the gradient? Or it is too much?