Happy Monday everyone! It’s the beginning of a new (work) week!
I recently wore China Glaze Kalahari Kiss – you will wonder why, I guess, as you know how happy I am to not wear nude polishes. Well, I thought that Kalahari Kiss would turn my opinion of nudes around – it didn’t. Kalahari Kiss is a yellow/mustard toned creme polish. It doesn’t really belong to the family of nude polishes, nor is it really qualified to be part of the “fugly” gang.
If you ask me, it looks as if I didn’t wash my hands after pottery class. I used two coats of Kalahari Kiss – it wasn’t the easiest to apply, but considering it already looks so clayey, the application didn’t surprise me. It is however much easier to apply than some of the old pastel cremes I have in my stash. One can’t forget that China Glaze seems to keep improving their polishes’ formula!
After I had come to peace with the fact, that this wasn’t my nude, again, I decided to make the best of it and layered one coat of Milani Twinkle over it, and then one coat of American Apparel Summerland Beach. Summerland Beach is one of the new American Apparel “Sheers”, which are, as the name suggests, sheer, which makes them the ideal candidate for a jelly sandwich.
If you don’t know what a jelly sandwich is: Basically, one applies any polish of joice but not a glitter. The one puts glitter over the basecolor, then a coat of a very sheer polish. OPI calls them sorbets, HEMA calls them water colors, other brands call them jellies, American Apparel calls them sheers. Same same.
Milani Twinkle is a glitter mix of blue and smaller purple glitters in a clear base. The glitters come out at random, so you can see that I have more on my ringfinger than on my middlefinger. It didn’t make any difference to me because of the jelly sandwich, but if I had layered them in a different way, I would have probably taken the time to dab them on where necessary.
All in all I like this quail egg or ostrich egg look much better than Kalahari Kiss alone! And you?