Friday, July 5, 2013

NOTD: Butter London "Slapper" & Essie "Shifting Power"

Good evening! Today I chose a complimentary color duo (one that I should've added to my previous post about color duos) of a dark teal creme, butter LONDON's "Slapper" and a solid gold metallic in Essie's "Shifting Power".

This first picture is merely to show the true color of this gorgeous dark teal. I'm going to be honest, the first time I got this color, for some reason or another it looked different colors on different nails - legitimately blue-er on one and greener on the other. So I gave it another try making sure it was carefully blended in the bottle, and here's what I got! 2 coats. Don't mind the tiny bubbles, my top coat is a jerk.


indirect sunlight

direct sunlight
What do you think? "Shifting Power" usually takes me atleast 2 coats for opacity, but over my semi-opaque gel mani color it looks way better, especially with the smoother surface. It's just one of those colors that will be streaky no matter what you do, but just be deliberate and slow with your strokes to make sure they all flow uniformly.

Happy Polishing!