(Too) Long ago one of our faithful readers Matejcka requested swatches of Essie‘s Showstopper and some other colors (Matejcka, I didn’t forget. ) I just couldn’t make myself to wear this shade until today, when I said to myself: “Just do it and get it over with!” I mean, I love the color and everything, but I’m just not in the redish mood or era or something. :D So I painted my nails with Showstopper, which is a berry red with lots of not-so-tiny gold shimmer. It’s has almost foil finish, but not exactly. It’s definitely very shimmer.
Than I had an idea: “What if I add some matte top coat to it?” So I grabbed my Matte About You the mighty matte top coat. (Yes, I’ve been playing The Tales Of Monkey Island too much. Guybrush Threepwood, the mighty pirate… :D ) So, I added one coat of MAY and I was stunned…
It looks amazing. Showstopper has obviously just the right amount of shimmer, which is just the right size. And the golden shimmer makes it glow a bit. I love it! It reminds me of Zoya Posh, but I don’t have that one, so I can’t compare them.
Matejcka, thank you for making me do this manicure.
When I look at the pictures, I have one comment for you left. Showstopper looks more red under certain lighting conditions and in more berry in others. So, take that under consideration.
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