Monday, June 4, 2018

El Corazón ~ 418/291

El Corazón ~ 418/291
Sexy red shimmer

Today I did something I don’t usually do: I planned ahead. That means that I decided which nail art to add to my nails beforehand. I don’t often do that – usually I see where a polish takes me once it’s on the nails.

That turned out to be a bit of a mistake, haha!! Let me get back to that in a moment.

I started out with two layers of 418/291. The coverage is good and so is the drying time. The smell is odd, which is unusual for El Corazón. I think it has only happened once before, so I wonder if it’s a pigment that smells a bit weird. It can’t be the base for sure. Never mind, it doesn’t smell bad, just different than the rest of them.

Then I stamped on it. I went for a very discrete stamp today. The design is from Moyra’s stamping plate “27-Dreamology”, and I stamped with El Corazón’s stamping polish “First Kiss”.

And then I made my mistake: I added more shimmer and that turned out to cover up my stamping completely :D The shimmer I used is from Catrice’s “Shake & Seal” topcoat collection, and it’s called “Coral Bay”.

Let me show you the final manicure so  you can see what I’m talking about:

El Corazón ~ 418/291

Can you see the stamping? No? How about now? :D

El Corazón ~ 418/291

This is two coats of 418/291 all alone.

El Corazón ~ 418/291

And here’s the stuff I used.

I am still really happy with my nails, even though I made the stamping disappear.

Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Really good
Finish: Shimmer
Overall impression: Great colour and effect, great quality polish
Buy again: Yes