Saturday, July 14, 2012

Review of Candy Lacquer Sea Nymph

Good afternoon, dear readers, and happy Saturday!  I hope you have been enjoying the weekend!  I have a sparkly beauty to share with you: Candy Lacquer Sea Nymph.  I could tell the formula was thick immediately, and I was curious to see if I could alter the colour slightly by adding coloured underwear.  I used two coats of Zoya Tracie, a soft pastel green with hints of silver shimmer that is very similar in shade to the green glitters of Sea Nymph, on my pinky and middle fingers.  I selected Sally Hansen Complete Manicure in Grass Slipper, a bright limey green, and applied two coats of it to my ring and index fingers.  I followed it up with one coat of Sea Nymph, one coat of Gelous, and one coat of Hong Kong Girl topcoat.    

I have mixed feelings about this one.  While I am not normally a fan of glitter bomb nails, I really did like the colour of this one.  Sea Nymph is made up primarily of sea-foam green glitters, but there are gorgeous light teal glitters mixed in that keep it interesting.  I only used one coat of Sea Nymph, but I had almost complete coverage of the nails.  It was just sparse enough that the pale glitters picked up the shades of the green base I used, and I loved that I could change the appearance a little.  The down side is that application was horrendous.  It is really too thick to use either the dab or swish methods that I often end up using with high-density glitter polishes, and I found the glitters to be a little too big to spread nicely with strokes.  I definitely would have preferred finer glitters in this polish, but the end result is still well-worth the painting issues I encountered.  I can still see myself picking this one up to paint my nails on occasion.

Sea Nymph and other Candy Lacquer polishes can be purchased at Candy Lacquer's etsy shop for $8 each.

I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend, dear readers, and I hope you have something fun planned!  Tomorrow marks my one year wedding anniversary, and it feel as though the time has flown by fast!  Ciao for now!  XOXO!

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