Today I have for you a manicure which could have been cute but turned out terrible.
I started out with Sky by Street Wear. Sky is obviously a sky blue frost. Very brushstroke-y, so it's probably not most people's cup of tea. I'm into it. It reminds me of the 90s, which makes sense given that it is, after all, from the 90s (perhaps early 2000s? When did Street Wear die?). All of my Street Wears are incredibly thin. I can't recall if Street Wear was always like this, or if it's due to the polish's age. It took me three coats to reach opacity.
Then I got the idea to add Essie's Shine of the Times because I had finally tracked it down and was really excited about it.
These pictures are horrid, I know, but would you believe that these pictures make the polish look better than it did in real life?! Shine of the Times was kinda thick and gloopy, which I guess was to be expected. It is very pretty, as flakies are. Over the blue, it reminded me of Cinderella's dress.
For about five minutes. Then the frustration set in.
The three coats of the thin, old Street Wear, combined with a thick coat of Essie (and base and top coat) did not make for a good combination. This stuff basically refused to dry. I had more dings and smudges than I could count. It didn't even last 24 hours before I was peeling this manicure off. And guess what? The layers underneath were still tacky!
Shine of the Times over Sky was really pretty, but so not worth the effort. I am excited to try it over every other polish I own though!