I really do like these graffiti style polishes, with lots of different bits. I own quite a few but as I was painting this on I was thinking how I think I like these two by Nail Lacquer UK more than the Nails Inc and China Glaze ones I already have, I think maybe because they seem cleaner somehow, more precise, perhaps it's because they are more matte? not sure, love them anyway!
This one is a mix of black and white sticks, and black, white, red and pink hexes and squares. The red is not a vibrant pillar box red, more a raspberry or strawberry red. I gave quite a bit of thought to the base I would use for this, not too dark or too light - the pink pieces are quite subtle and I didn't want to lose them. I was pretty certain I'd go with green, but thought it would be good to try some pinky reds too - so the last 2 pics are my pre-mani swatches.
I chose China Glaze Exotic Encounters because I liked the contrast, as well as wanting to try that polish anyway but actually I think all 4 greens look good. The glitter distribution was excellent, just one coat and it has dried nice and smoothly, with just one coat of top coat. I love the mix of colours in this, the silvery pink with the pinky red are just perfect.
|Nail Lacquer UK Sticks and Stones Red|
|pre mani swatches - Nails Inc Bloomsbury Way, Leighton Denny Whatever,|
Nails Inc Power Pink, Nails Inc Victoria
|pre mani swatches - Nails Inc Holland Park Gardens, OPI Thanks a Windmillion, |
Nails Inc Haymarket, China Glaze Exotic Encounters