Friday, November 15, 2013
Ophelia Is Impulsive
My base color is a England Ophelia (Gothic Beauties Collection), a blackened base with lots of purple shimmer, that sadly is more prominent in the bottle than on the nails. I tried to capture the purple shimmer in my pictures, but the bad lighting conditions made it nearly impossible. Application was a dream, as it is with (almost) all a England polishes, I used two coats for opacity.
On top of Ophelia I dabbed one coat of Aphrodite Lacquers Impulsive, a clear base with hexes in fuchsia, purple and silver holo, fuchsia dots in two sizes, holographic microglitter, purple and pink shimmer and huge silver and pink holo dots.
I placed the bottle upside down for about half an hour, so even the largest glitters came out willingly, that made application very easy. I added one coat of Nail Pattern Boldness Glitter Food and one coat of KBShimmer Clearly On Top topcoat for a smooth finish.
a England polishes are available at various places, you'll find a complete list of retailers here.
The Aphrodite Lacquers shop on Etsy is closed right now until further notice, but I hope Rebecca, the creator, will be back soon.