Today I have Swanky Silk from the China Glaze Bohemian Collection.
|L to R: Rare and Radiant, Swanky Silk, No Plain Jane, Unpredictable, Deviantly Daring, Want My Bawdy|
|Attempting to catch the flash, you can see the rose gold on the right|
My husband said it looked like Humpty Dumpty from Puss n Boots, which we had just watched with the kids, when he dressed up as the golden egg to steal the gosling that lays golden eggs from. Needless to say mama goose is not happy wants her baby back.
The the formula is a bit sheer, but the pigment was great. I had some staining from previous manicure, and you couldn't really tell after the first coat. The formula is also a little thin, but not terrible. I recommend 3 thin coats. I had some pooling around the cuticle, but found that wiping the excess off the brush and doing thinner coats took care of that problem. Once I got used to the formula I had no application issues and almost no clean up. I did 3 coats for full coverage and to get rid of visible nail line and even out nail blemishes. The first coat is a little streaky, but the 2nd and 3rd are better and the brush strokes almost completely disappear on the 2nd coat and are gone by the 3rd. Dry time is pretty quick so I didn't mind 3 coats. The camera is unforgiving with this polish, you can see the blemishes more so in the photo than you could on my nail. I would have never taken pictures otherwise. Since I already had take the photos I thought I'd post them and explain what happened. You can see that it looks like I have shrinkage in the photo, but in reality the end of my nail peeled and it really shows in the photos. I think next time I would use a creme polish as underwear if I have damage or get a ridge filler to help clear up damaged spots.
I purchased this with my own money and the opinions are my own.