Happy New Year Everyone!
For my first post of 2011 I was going to show you Part 2 of the Essie Winter Collection, but my swatches didn't turn out the best, so I'm going to show you my NYE mani instead!!
I am currently in Queensland visiting family, so a crazy nail art design was out of the question. However, I still wanted something a little bit special for the night so I decided to wear Deborah Lippmann's Bad Romance. I'm sure you have all seen it a million times before, but here it is all the same!
Bad Romance has a sheer black jelly base with small purple glitter and larger purple hex glitter.
The first coat is a little streaky and patchy but a second coat evens it out perfectly. I suggest you wait for the first coat to dry before adding the second coat otherwise the hex glitter moves around and ends up lumping up at the end of the nail. I only used two coats but a third wouldn't hurt.
Sadly, BR chipped on my pinky and pointer after only a few hours but I think it is because I used Poshe instead of Seche QD.
Here is a pic in different light, which gives a better indication of the colour of the glitter.
I promise I'll get those Essie swatches up asap!
I hope you all had a fabulous New Years Eve and that 2011 is a year filled with joy, happiness and success! x