Even though it’s officially spring I decided to break out my blue shimmer and neutral grey for this week just to keep things classy. It’s been a crazy week and I’m glad I’ve got this mani to remind myself to keep my head above water. The nail polishes I’ve used in this mani are: No Place Like Chrome – Essie, Gunppang Gray – Skin Food and Cobalt – Nail it! Sportsgirl. Since I’ve reviewed the Essie and Skin Food nail polishes, I’ll be including a short review on Cobalt by Nail it! from Sportsgirl.
(On my thumb, middle and fourth finger)
Application: Applies thinly, prone to streaking, is sheer and jelly like
Colour: Shimmery blue with warm undertones and some flecks of purple shimmer when viewed closely. As it is a warm blue, it brings out the yellowness of my skin and without a neutral gray to break up the colour, my hands would probably look super yellow (perhaps even to the point of sallowness)
For my NOTD: I used a white nail polish under Cobalt and it took me about 4 coats to get it to that level of opacity and evenness.
It is still a very pretty colour, especially up close where you can see it has flecks of purple shimmer. I bought this on sale months ago so I don’t think it’s still available but for a cheapish (AUD$2-3) nail polish I can’t say I’m totally unhappy with this, just wished the formula was better!