I’m into coral shades lately. I must be as I lost count of how many of them I wore in the last few weeks. Catrice Pimp My Shrimp is gentle coral shade which I love mainly because it’s not overpowering color – not too orange or pink – so it was perfect for the experiment I had in mind.
Application was nothing out of ordinary, consistency is not too thin or thick, so thumbs up for the formula and 2 coats are enough for full coverage. I guess I don’t have to tell you that this is creme finish.
As much as I love to wear corals I hate taking photos – they always looks either to orange or pink. :undecided: In reality color is not as washed out as in the photo, but as I’m not master of color touch ups, this was the best I could do. :sigh:
Essence Studio nails 24/7 nail base
For the last month or two I’ve been using Essence Studio nails 24/7 nail base and so far – I love this base coat. I have noticed longer stying power, less staining and my nail are firmer. I don know if this base coat will work out in the long run (my nails tend to get too hard and start splitting if I use too much of “firming” nail polish) when used alone, but in the worst case scenario I’ll still be able to use it for every second manicure. I prefer matte finish in my bases and milky white-ish color is always a plus, so this one is like dream come true for me.
I chose Pimp My Shrimp shade as a test color in combination with 24/7 as base coat and Poshe fast drying top coat. I can not believe that after wearing it for whole week to test the combo, I forgot to take photo of the result. 😯
The conclusion was: I had slight tip wear next day that remained almost the same throughout the week. We had picnic on the day 7 and nobody noticed that manicure was not perfect (nail growth was already showing it’s teeth tough) only that it matched my T-shirt.
Anyone else tried out Essence 24/7 nail base? How do you like it?
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