Beause I am an optimist (typically) and had no different choice to get the polishes, I did one other order earlier than the sale ended, together with a substitute for the damaged bottle. These got here very securely packaged, wrapped in bubble wrap that was taped shut. No casualtie. I do not know if the coverage for packing modified between orders or I simply obtained unfortunate the primary time and fortunate the second or what.
Most of what I ordered remains to be ready to be tried, however I did swatch a trio I assumed regarded good collectively: After Occasion, Deco’d Out, and Iridescent Purple.
Deco’d Out is a lilac shimmer that has a refined blue/purple shift. I used three coats for my swatch and located it confirmed brushstrokes greater than I might like. It’s a fairly colour, although.
Then it was time to play with layering, as each the opposite two polishes regarded like toppers to me. After Occasion has multichrome flakes in a transparent base, whereas Iridscent Purple has precisely that … iridescent purple/blue flakes in a translucent base. High to backside under: black creme topped with Deco’d Out (brushstrokes not an issue so perhaps it was operator error), Deco’d Out topped with Iridescent Purple, Deco’d Out topped with After Occasion, Deco’d Out topped with After Occasion and Iridescent Purple.
At an angle to indicate the shift (sure, there was an incident the place I bumped my ring and pinky and tousled the polish, and did not have the endurance to redo, however I am sharing anyway as a result of you possibly can nonetheless see the impact even tousled):
As a result of I felt just like the flakes have been getting a bit misplaced on Deco’d Out, I did one other hand of layering beginning with a black base on all my digits. High to backside: black plus Deco’d Out plus Iridescent Purple, black plus After Occasion, black plus Iridescent Purple, black plus After Occasion plus Iridescent Purple.
I’m pleased with these, particularly given the worth (common $4.99 however usually on sale … I simply checked they usually’re purchase one get one 50% off proper now). I particularly like After Occasion. I believe it will look nice over an entire vary of darker shades.