This week's manicure was a spring inspired combination of the mettalic shimmer "Metamorphosis" by Color Club and the gorgeous topcoat "Platinum Wishes" by Jessica. Just look at how pretty these are in the bottle....
|Jessica "Platinum Wishes" and Color Club "Metamorphosis"|
This was my first experience of both brands, and I was very pleased with the application, formula and brushes. The Color Club brush was narrower, but easy to use. Metamorphosis is gorgeous on its own as a lovely sparkly mettalic shade. It's very sheer, so I used three generous coats to get full opacity. This polish was from a TK Maxx bargain hunt where I grabbed an 8 bottle set of the "Take Wing" collection which are all butterfly wing inspired mettalics, for a stonking £8. That's how much a single bottle retails for online here in the UK.
|Jessica "Platinum Wishes" and Color Club "Metamorphosis" - Artificial Light|
Pictured here we have Nail Envy basecoat, three coats of Metamorphosis, two coats of Platinum Wishes and one coat of Seche Vite. I think two coats of Seche would have been better as this still had a grainy feel to it, but by that time it was late at night and I couldn't be bothered waiting for another coat of polish to dry. It's a hard life sometimes.
The Jessica glitter coat looks like a total glitter bomb in the bottle, with a mixture of bronze, gold, teal and blue round glitters that remind me of the colours of a peacock. This would look gorgeous layered over quite a few different shades with that range of colours in there. It does come out more sparse on the nail than you'd expect from the bottle, but with patience you could build this up to get the effect you want.
|Jessica "Platinum Wishes" and Color Club "Metamorphosis" - Natural Light|
A word of warning though - I have never had so much trouble removing a polish in my life! I was at it for over half an hour, used two different brands of remover AND the foil method and was beginning to think amputation was the only answer. I don't know which of the polishes was more to blame, or whether it was just the sheer number of coats, but this sucker was a b*tch to get off and my fingers were left a charming shade of green afterwards. Still it was pretty while it lasted. Spring might not be happening here in Scotland but it was happening on my nails this week :)