"Pink" is kind of a tough challenge for me because it is my favorite color. Ever. I remember being young and not really having a favorite color, so I kind of just said it was whatever other people liked (like teal or purple or black...seriously?). Then, all of a sudden in high school, everything became pink. It hasn't worn off and carries heavily into my polish collection. It's hard to make a choice for today, but I had this pin stashed that I wanted to use as inspiration, so I recreated it.
*1 coat Yello-Out
*3 coats Sally Hansen Hard As Nails Heart of Stone
*2 coats China Glaze Doll House
*1 coat Out the Door
*1 coat Hard Candy Matte-ly In Love
I didn't have the exact same polish as her, so I used Heart of Stone for my base. I realized tonight that, in addition to owning many (all different, in some way) pink polishes, I also don't own many cream finish polishes. The vast majority of mine are glitter, shimmer, or foil finishes. I guess I'm too easily distracted...but this cream is one that I own. It is rather sheer, so I used 3 coats as my base.
Doll House is another polish that my mom gave me. I know it's not necessarily the aim of this challenge, but I am trying to work in as many untrieds as I can. This pretty, light pink hex glitter is much more sparse than I thought. I sort of swirled my brush in the bottle to get pieces on it and then scooted them a bit to get even coverage. Trust me, that sounds like much more work than it actually was!
When I saw the mani that she did, I thought that it was a matte finish. I don't think it actually was, but I decided to make mine one. I like the idea of matte finishes, but don't think I really like them in reality. I used a coat of Matte-ly In Love over my finished mani to see how it looked. I don't know that I'm totally sold on it, but I kind of like how glitter looks under matte. I still think I'm a sucker for a super-shiny finish, but this did turn out pretty cool!
This looks much more monochromatic as a matte than a shiny finish. How do you feel about matte toppers? Do you have a color bias that tends to take over? Do you try to break out of it or give into what you love?