I hope you all had a nice week. Mine was very busy; so busy that I caught a cold... I hate being sick and having a fever.
For my NOTD, I used two polishes by China Glaze: Below Deck from the Anchors Away collection and In the City from the recently released Fall 2011 Metro collection. I thought these polishes would like nice together as they both have similar tones.
Below Deck is a muted taupish purple with warm gray undertones. The formula was a bit thick but dried evenly with 2 coats. I really like this color and have seen many swatches of it, but it seems to look different on everyone. On me it's more purple than gray and you can't really notice the taupe.
In the City is a clear based fine glitter polish. The glitters are silvery purple and copper but the purple ones are dominant (you can't even notice the copper glitter in the photos). In the City is pretty opaque. I only applied one coat and it pretty much covered the base color. You could probably get an opaque coverage without VNL in 2 coats. I haven't tried this polish on it's own as I layered it over Below Deck on my ring fingers but I'll post a picture of it when I don't wear it over another polish.
To speed up the drying time I used China Glaze's Fast Forward topcoat. It works the same way as Sèche Vite but is thinner and doesn't cause any shrinkage (Yay!). I really dislike it when I spend time doing my nails and end up with the tips of my natural nails showing...
Thanks for reading :)
Photo 1: Daylight (mid PM), no flash.
Photo 2: Daylight (mid PM), no flash.
Photo 3: Daylight (mid PM), no flash.
Photo 4: Artificial lighting, no flash.
Photo 5: Daylight (mid PM), no flash.