China Glaze ~ Summer Reign
Varm purple matte with shimmer
Summer Reign is from the Summer Reign collection 2017, just like I Truly Azure You I showed you yesterday. There’s a link to that one by the end of this post – just in case you missed it.
The formula is a little bit tricky. The polish dries fast so it’s the kind of polish you want to apply with as few strokes as possible. That made me wish that China Glaze will start sticking wider brushes in their polishes in future!
Anyway, it’s actually not as bad as it sounds. I used two coats for my mani and the drying time was really good.
I originally had plans to add glitter but I changed my mind last minute and added dots instead. I used Color Club’s “Peace, Love & Polish”, a gorgeous neon pink coral with a strong gold shimmer throughout. It’s from the Poptastic collection from Summer 2014.
This is how it all turned out, including topcoat.
The pictures are taken in the sunshine. It was the only way I could make them colour correct.
Here’s two coats of Summer Reign on its own – no topcoat. It is a super pretty colour!
This is the two pretty sisters side by side.
It feels really good to dig out some of the oldies, but goodies and use them for nail art! And I won’t lie: I love this manicure!
Link to I Truly Azure You.
Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Really good
Finish: Matte with shimmer
Overall impression: Great colour, a bit tricky formula but manageable
Buy again: Yes