I am not sure exactly what drew me to this polish but I just had to have it. The colour just looked so autumnal, so I put aside my concerns that I have tried coppery brown polishes in the past and not liked them on me at all. I am so glad I went with my instincts as the minute I put the first coat on, I was quite literally smitten :)
The base is quite sheer and it is a warm pink when swatched on white paper. It is absolutely packed with tiny coppery holographic glitter. It sparkles with every colour of the rainbow and the overall shade on the nail is difficult to pin down, in some lights quite pink, then more coppery and then quite red. Despite being a sheer base coverage with 2 coats was perfect, the wonderful quantity of glitter easily hiding the dreaded vnl! Topcoat moved it to another level, such extreme sparkliness!
I am completely in love with polish, it screams AUTUMN, and it is so pretty! I expect I would not be so in love with a cream polish in the same shade, it is the glitter that really makes this polish special, and completely unique in my collection - nothing I own is remotely like this!
OK, so you get that I love it, imagine how many pictures I took!! Don't worry, very heavily edited but I have included sunshine and shade pics to show the various colours and my camera even managed to pick up some of the holo sparkle.
|Smitten Penny Dreadful|
|just look at that sparkle!|