Ahhhhhh. Who doesn't love a bit of gorgeous purple shimmer? Today's combo is the very pretty OPI Ink, which looks a murky dark blurple in the bottle, but on the nail it has a stunning purple shimmer. Looking at swatches online it seems to be a lot more blue in most photos, but it's definitely more purple in real life.
Hummmmmm. Bar (or string) glitter. You either love it or hate it. Me? I love it, except when I get one placed vertically down the nail and it hangs over the free edge. I always make sure there are no bars too close to the free edge, or else I just know I'm going to pick and fiddle at that bit until I get it off. I also hate bar glitter that curls up. That is just wrong. Luckily I only have one polish that has some curly bar glitters in it, and I'm willing to forgive that shortcoming cause it's such a dang awesome polish (I'm talking about you She Lived in a Swamp!)
Anyway, this is Chemistry 205, which has a lightly tinted purple base, fine silver glitter that spreads out perfectly, and silver holographic bar glitter, which doesn't curl and lays perfectly smooth on the nail. Thanks go to Kristy from The Polish Haven for sending this awesome polish my way!
Two coats of OPI Ink, one coat of Chemistry 205, one coat of Seche Vite top coat.
I'm totally in love with this combo. How about you? Yay or Nay on the bar glitter?