Let me preface this by saying I don't like "flakies". I even hate the word "flakies". Why don't we just call them flakes? At least that is a legitimate word in the dictionary. Ugh. /end rant
I didn't like Sally Hansen Hidden Treasure, and this is the same type of flake, so there is no reason why I should like this one. I was having a crap day, and I thought this pretty Essie would perk me up - I have to admit, it's super pretty in the bottle!! The problem I have with these is that this particular kind of flake turns very orange over any dark base. (I know there are different kinds of flakes that are different colours, just not this particular breed.) Some people like that, but it's not for me. So I wanted to try it over something light to see if I could get it to look less orange, and here is the result!
Essie Shine of the Times over OPI Matched Luggage (my previous mani).
Still leaning orange, but I like the effect of the flake over a light colour better than I do over dark! It looks much more complex and nicely opal-like. Not sure if I like it on ME though. I am just not used to this kind of thing I guess! Maybe I'll try it on something a bit warmer next time?
What do you think? Flakes over dark or light colours for you?
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