This is 1 coat of Revlon Popular over 3 coats of Cult Nails Enticing from the Divas & Drama collection. It's not what I planned on wearing and it's a little too thick for my taste but it does look pretty. You can see how thick it is on the tip of my index finger and there's a stray piece of red glitter on my ring finger. I have no idea where that came from.
When I got home I had the choice of removing it or adding another coat. Of course I took the lazy option and did a 3rd coat. It didn't help, it was getting getting thick on the tips, still had some streaks and the bubbles showed through. So what did I do, yep the lazy option again, I added another polish. My favourite fix for a streaky, bubbly polish is glitter, it hides so much. So I did 1 coat of Revlon Popular (aka Starry Pink). No more bubbles or streaks and it looked pretty, just too thick.
Popular is a really soft pink with a heap of silver glitter that gives a delicate, greyish look. It's sheer but buildable too. The glitter lays flat and the finish is suprisingly smooth for a glitter polish. It needs 3 coats for opacity but with the glitter to break it up it actually looks pretty good with just 2 coats. I finished up with a coat of Essie To Dry For, my thinnest quick dry top coat.
I left it at that last night with every intention of removing it this morning but I'm really loving the colour so I think I'll hang on to it for a few more days. It's a shame though because I was looking forward to wearing a nice simple Enticing manicure but I ruined it by rushing. I'm going to have to try again soon because I should be able to get it streak free. The sad thing is my bottle of Enticing is looking 'used' now and I don't have any Enticing nails to show for it. Sad for my Revlon Popular too. It doesn't need underwear, it looks best as 2 coats on it's own. The 2 coats give the glitter a little more depth and it's a softer grey pink without the Enticing underneath. So I ended up with neither the look of Popular or Enticing and feel like I wasted both. They do look pretty together though. I'll just have to try each on their own again.
Oh and lunch was nice :) We had a BBQ at my parents, a last lunch together before they jet off to Sweden for 3 months to stay with my brother. I took advantage of the garden to take some photos.