Filed Under (cosmetics, nail polish) by rinnah on 17-04-2012
After some initial success with layering polishes, I think I’m now somewhat addicted to finding new combinations that unique and different from the normal cremes and shimmers.
Today’s nails of the day (NOTD) are OPI’s Lincoln Park At Midnight and Haze Glaze’s Sweet Tart.
Lincoln Park At Midnight is a very deep, dark purple that looks a bit black when seen from far. It looks best up close and personal, because then you can see the wine tints and slight shimmer that keep it from looking flat.
Sweet Tart is a mix of gold hexagonal, pink, purple, teal, lavender and silver square glitter packed in a pinkish jelly base. It look fabulous on its own in swatches online, like this one here from The TraceFace Philes. (Side note : My bottle seems to have a bit more of a purple tint to the jelly base compared with the online swatches.)
In the shot above I have on Nail Tek Foundation II Ridge Filling Base Coat, 2 coats of Lincoln Park At Midnight, 2 coats of Sweet Tart and 2 coats of Seche Vite dry fast top coat. Dry time was impressively fast for both colors and very easy to apply.
The shot above doesn’t really capture how this combo looks in real life, which is more shimmery and vibrant. I think the artificial lighting kinda dimmed the glitter effect, making it a bit flatter.
I’m really loving how Sweet Tart brightens up Lincoln Park while complimenting it beautifully in the same color tone family. On the other hand, Lincoln Park gives a hint of depth and mystery to Sweet Tart, giving it a touch of elegance.
Haze Glaze polishes retail online for USD 8.79 exclusively at the Haze Glaze Etsy shop here.