I feel tired today because I tend the garden and cleaned my room... but I know I just have to update this blog because I love sharing my manicures!
without top coat | with top coat
This week, I am sharing the third installment to the five-part series on OMG Crystal Sand nail polishes. I decided to go pink this time, because it is one of favorite colors! So far, the first two OMG Crystal Sand nail polishes I have tried were so great, and it sort of felt like this will be great, too. I was wrong because this was difficult to apply. The consistency was okay - it is not runny and not thick, too, but when I glide it on my nails, the brush would just drag the nail polish resulting in uneven application. At first, I thought of going with very thick coats and just glide the brush lightly, which worked for a while, until I realized my nails didn't have the sandy texture anymore. I decided to re-do my nails and go for very thin coats and it solved the problem.
Application may have given me little problems, but I did love its color! It's very different from the pink nail polishes I own, and it has a subtle matte look. I read somewhere that sand nail polishes have matte finishes, but I wasn't able to notice it until I tried this one. The sand crystals aren't as gritty as the first two I have tried, so it is very okay even without the top coat.
On my nails are three very thin coats of Quartz. I added a top coat for comparison; it made the shade a little darker and the sand crystals looked more shiny, but I still love it without the top coat.
I am right handed, so it is obvious that my manicure pictures are all showing my left hand. This week was an exception, because something happened to left hand even before I took pictures of my nail polish:
While at an event I attended, I accidentally stepped on the fabric chair cover as I pull the chair closer (as I sit) and my hand slid against the fabric hitting the metal brace of the chair. I knew my hand slid, but when I checked my nails if my mani was still intact, I was surprised to see it broke my nails! It was pretty upsetting, but I had to live with it.