C is for Candy Land!
I fell in love with this polish pretty much as soon as I saw bottle shots of it. While it's major Eye Candy, it did have it's set backs. While I really like the polish I want to go into detail about the application process... I decided to wear this on it's own and build it up. Well the base is very sheer. I honestly don't know how many coats I used. The application on this one is rather difficult. In fact it took me a long time to paint my nails... (sad part is I only painted 4 fingers!) I paint my nails a lot so I can usually change a manicure really quickly While building up the color I kept an eye out on the glitters. You don't want to have too many over-laping because then you end up with a clumpy look. I also found that I didn't end up with an even spread of glitters like I wanted. So I basically dumped a little polish off to the side and fished out the glitters from the pile of paint. It was easier than trying to fish them out of the bottle. I filled in spots with glitter to make my nails more festive. As much as I tried to avoid clumping with application it happened anyway. I wasn't sure I could smooth everything out with top coat but to my surprise the polish did even itself out. I used 3 topcoats in the end. So my verdict..... If you like the way this looks then buy it. Yes the application will be a little of a challenge but know that if you work with it, It will look great. It maybe a little easier to work with if you start off with a base color. I did do a test swatch of this over a blue and it looked a little streaky so I would suggest layering it over an off white.
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