Howdy thrill seekers! Am in quite a sleep-deprived but silly mood tonight. Not sure why…although it could just be because I am on HOLIDAY! Yes that’s right, coming to you live (well, at time of blogging at least) from still-balmy, sunny Noosa, mid-north east coast of Australia.
In honour of a week off, and the opportunity to wear open toed shoes again, I bought a stack of polish with me so I will have a crack at reducing my untried stats further. But one of the friends that I’m holidaying with particularly requested purple nail polish, so much of what I bought with me is in that hue. So it could well be a purple swatch-fest.
One polish that would have qualified for a trip in my suitcase to Noosa but for the fact that it’s not an untried is China Glaze’s Let’s Groove. I wore it last week after seeing it on a girlfriend’s nails. It’s only the third China Glaze polish that I’ve worn but wow, it was so luscious that I ordered a backup on eBay the day after. I just knew it would become a regular love.
This is two coats. It would be a single coater for someone who is a wee bit more adept at application than I am. I took about 30 shots of this but only about half a dozen came anywhere close to capturing the colour. It’s a very rich, vampy, berry purple. The formula is great to work with, applies easily, dries fast. It was certainly one of those ‘I can’t stop staring at my nails’ polishes. After wearing this I’ve since ordered a few other China Glaze polishes from the Retro Diva collection that this one was part of.
Despite that I am in love with this colour, curiosity got the better of me on the second day and I decided to see what it looked like with a coat of Clarins 230 over it. Stunning. Simply stunning. But quite a change. Under Clarins 230 Let’s Groove looked more blackened and of course the green, red and purple multichrome effect of Clarins 230 dominated. Despite that I loved the combination, I almost regretted not leaving Let’s Groove alone as it is that good just on it’s own. It really doesn’t need any embellishment.
Sadly though, on setting up the camera to photograph the product of my experiment I found that I’d managed to flatten the newly replaced batteries in our camera by leaving it hooked up by USB to the computer. So I don’t have any pics to show you of Clarins 230 over Let’s Groove. Bad nail polish blogger Kate.
Am sure I will do this combo again in future though so I’ll no doubt get some pics then.