From what I hear, Sally Hansen’s Xtreme Wear series Mystic Lilac is a limited edition polish mostly available in the States. So I was over the moon when opportunity presented itself for me to get it. 🙂
I’ve seen swatches of this little beauty pop up on nail blogs for a while now, and I just knew I’d love the polish. I mean, what’s there not to like? Mystic Lilac is a dusty lilac base with a ton of pale green micro-shimmer thrown in. And we all know just how much I love the combination of green-purple, right?
The polish is one the sheer side, so it took me three thin coats to get the opacity I wanted. The formula, while a bit watery, was easily manageable. 🙂 Even the short, wide and stiff SH brush (which I’m not used to) didn’t create any problems for me.
Really, the only hiccup I experienced was my own fault. I managed three thin coats on my left hand (pictured here) but to see if it could be worn with two thick coats applied it like that on my right hand.
Big mistake. That combined with the fact that I’d ran out of Seche Vite and was using China Glaze Fast Forward made it so that while my right hand dried surface dry, it wrinkled terribly and when I tried to deal with the wrinkling, it just slid of my nails like a band-aid coming off.
Had to redo my right hand. No problems when I used three thin layers instead of the two thick ones. 🙂
Oooh, I love how subtle and sparkly it is! I’ve been wearing it for a day already and it’s definitely gonna stay on another day. 😀
p.s. I dislike Asos. They messed up both my nail polish orders. I could reorder Barry M, but the Ciate polishes went out of stock while I was waiting for them, and they never arrived here. Instead, I got a tote bag that was intended for somebody else. 😦