After all my failed layering experiments, I decided to give my Kleancolor Metallic Aqua a spin. I knew I wanted to layer China Glaze Tarnished Gold over it, which I decided was the safest choice. Blue and Gold are a safe combination I think.
I started off with once coat of Metallic Aqua. It is really completely opaque in one coat, which is great. The colour is extremely vibrant and shimmers wonderfully. It is, so to say, a picture book metallic. Depending on the light the colour tends to look more teal or more blue, which makes this polish a real keeper!
To stop by spree of layering fails, I added a coat of China Glaze Tarnished Gold. As I predicted, this is a good combination. The metallic crackles are opaque crackles, so the blue base only shines through between the cracks. I only wish the gold was a little more pronounced in Tarnished Gold, because, just like Haute Metal, the colour looks a little duller than in the bottle.
What do you say, have I set an end to my period of layering fails?