Anyway I decided on a 'work safe' manicure for the occasion. I admit I considered something fun, even the school colours and logo but in the end I went for a my-child-doesn't-get-his-weirdness-from-me look. I also needed something that would be easy to apply and dry quickly so I went with a Sally Hansen Insta-Dri. I love the Insta-Dris. Most of them are single coaters and they do dry fast which make them ideal for use as 'underwear' polishes. They have a strange wide paddle brush which I love. Really love! I have a little Insta-Dri collection in the basic colours for use under glitters without adding bulk. Yesterday I wore #115 In a Flash which is a light frosty beige with a really pretty pink shimmer (that I couldn't capture on camera).
It's very sheer but it's meant to be. I wore three coats and still had quite visible nail line but it looked good. At some angles my nails looked opaque but mostly they looked pearly, shiny and classy. The pink shimmer showed best at low angles, in the shade, looking along the length of my nails and the pale beige was great with my skin colour.
|Weird angle in the shade but you can just see the pink shimmer.|
Once the top coat was dry I ran off for a shower and washed my hair, something which is pretty tough on my nails, but everything survived perfectly.
I felt feminine and elegant in this polish (at least my hands did). Yep I'm really pleased with this colour and even though it's sheer I think I can use it for underwear, for when I just need a light polish under some glitter.
Here's more photos just because I can. I took a lot trying to capture the pearliness and the pink shimmer.