I just finished doing my nails in probably the most fab color of the season, Nails Inc Baker Street. Its a bright but rich blue that Beyonce wore post-birth of her baby Blue Ivy!
Anyways, one of my other lovely gal pals in the birthday group, Zoe over at Obsessive-Compulsive Nail Painting Disorder sent me a bottle and this is how it turned out on me:
I don't normally wear blues this shade but OMG this was absolutely gorgeous. So much so, I've now worn it twice in one week which almost always NEVER happens. But because it wasn't necessarily an "untried" since I'd already worn it once, I decided to try one of my many "toppers" to go with it as part of Day 1 of my Untrieds Month.
This is Million Dollar Baby (MDB) by Catrice, a European brand that I've managed to acquire from swaps with polish pals in The Netherlands.
MDB is part of the Million Styles Effect Top Coat and is a very light gold? glitter topper. Its a combination of matching larger hex and finer glitter.
I really like this topper; its a lot easier to use formula wise -- not as goopy as others I've used in the past -- and it gets a lot of glitter on the nail without fuss. I kind of wish I had only done an accent nail because it looks sort of odd across the entire hand but I'm not necessarily a big glitter girl to begin with.
The biggest downside is probably that this is a limited edition and in the world of Catrice, means it won't last long if you can get your hands on it. For girls unable to get Catrice easily (like in the US where it's not sold at all) suitable alternatives include Deborah Lippmann Boom Boom Pow ($20) although it looks a bit more yellow and NYX Prismatic Gold ($3), though this one has a large iridescent hex as opposed to a solid metallic gold hex.
Lastly, do check out the other girls in the group participating in the Untrieds Month challenge:
Alyssa B. at Fancy Phalanges
Ashley at One Nail to Another
Nicole at Not Skin Deep
Helen at The Nail Newbie