Ok, first of all: the only reason why I’m writing this in English is the fact that I’ve never come across a nail blog that was written in Italian, so the only accurate polish-related vocabulary I have is in English.
I’ve been reading this blog for ages, but the idea of using up my cherished (and, in some cases, pretty expensive and/or hard to find) polishes to try and create something new didn’t appeal to me. Moreover, I’ve never been that good when it comes to handling colors, and I’m a bit of a messy girl. I simply assumed that I would have come up with something hideous, and decided not to waste any money on it.
Then, last week, I came across some pretty cool extra-cheap no-brand polishes (1,50€ each!) which come in a zillion different shades. I bought LOTS of them, and while swatching I found out that there were a few of them which were too lovely to pass up the opportunity to wear them the way they are (a couple of gorgeous reds, a nice berry shade), some that were just plain (blacks, whites, a few pinks) and A LOT of them that were lovely shades, but had zero opacity, or were simply too bright to be worn alone. So I headed back to the store, grabbed a bunch more whites and clears and started having fun!
The colors I created are all meant to suit my complexion, and believe me they do. Some of them are not really meant to be used in the summer, but I really love them all, and will be wearing them very often from now on.
(Sorry about the messy caps – I ran out of remover and could not clean them properly)
Left to right:
She Was Hot – Deep fuchsia shimmer.
Undercover Of The Night – Dark grey with lilac shimmer and a hint of brown.
Wild Horses – Blueish silver shimmer.
Angie – Grey creme.
In Another Land – Baby blue neon.
Respectable – Apple green creme.
Beast Of Burden – Muted green creme.
Rocks Off – Bottle Green Jelly.
Far Away Eyes – Camel shade, with a subtle shimmer.
Here’s what they look like swatched on a piece of plastic (due to the present state of my nails, I’m not going to show them to you); as soon as my nails grow back I will update this post with pictures of my polishes “in action”. Believe me, this picture does not do the shimmers any justice – wait ‘til you see them on me!