I think most of the swatches of this that I have seen were over a paler blue, and having dismissed Baker Street as too similar to the blue within this polish I went for Nails Inc Southwark, as I wanted to see it over a darker blue. I did do a quick pre-manicure swatch to make sure I could see the blue strands. Jaye Bird is made up of white and mid blue strands in a clear base, as you can see on the bare nail, and I think they do look like they were made for each other :)
I am pretty pleased with the end result, the contrast isn't massive between Southwark and the blue strands, but it's not bad, and it makes me think of blue willow, in reverse :)
The finish is quite rough, with one coat of top coat you can still feel the strands so I may well add a 2nd coat, and you do need to be careful not to leave strands over-hanging the nail as they are quite sharp but its easy enough to knock them back onto the nail if you catch them before they are dry.
I am so glad I bought these feather polishes, as I like them a lot more than I thought I would. These are available at Superdrug, and also at ohbeauty, where 1st class postage is free.
|Invogue Jaye Bird with Nails Inc Southwark|