Would you believe it that I only mustered up the courage today to remove my New Years mani? I really disklike glitter removal.
So after that was done, I had to deal with the difficult choice of the first polish on my nails in 2011. I decided to go with another one of my Alix Avien untrieds. No 182 is a dark brown shimmer. In the store I thought it was a foil and that’s why I picked it up. It’s not. No 182 is still a shimmer polish, but it’s the kind of glass-flecky shimmer found in China Glaze’s Watermelon Rind. Actually, I’d call it sparkle rather than shimmer.
I needed two coats for perfect coverage.
It’s one of those polishes upon wearing which I immediately kicked myself for not putting it on sooner. Absolutely stunning. 🙂
Basically it’s cool dark chocolate brown base just chock full of sparkle that changes from silver to golden to reddish in different lights. Great application and quick dry-time too.
I think it might be my favourite Alix Avien after No 187 (Starry Starry) now.
The only downside is that my topcoat had turned to glue in the three days I didn’t use it. 😦 It almost ruined my manicure adding uneven lumps to it as you can probably see from the last picture.
p.s. Is anybody else super excited about Zoya’s spring collection?