I used Essie Marshmallow, Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Brisk Blue, Jade Jump, Mint Sprint, Lightening and Vigorous Violet, Revlon Midnight, Color Club Lavendarling, Zoya Carmen, OPI Got the Blues for Red, and L'Oreal The Perfect Trench.
I picked up a few of the new Hard Candy polishes at Walmart the other day. I didn't have a chance to swatch all of them, but this one was begging me to wear it.
Crush on Tin. This is a metallic charcoal gray in the bottle, but on the nail it turns into more of a blackened green. The finish is a little hard to describe: somewhere between a metallic and a glass fleck. There's a good deal of gold shimmer, and in bright light there's almost a bit of a holo effect. In the right light, it absolutely glows.
Ah, new toys. I just got a new light box and tonight was the first chance I've had to really try it out. To say I'm quite happy with the results would be an understatement. Holy crap, y'all.
These needed zero color correction. Zero. For the life of me, I couldn't get enough light into my homemade light box and needed to take zillions of photos to end up with one or two that could be photoshopped into decency. I could find no location inside or out of the house at any time of day with or without the light box that yielded the results I was looking for. What can I say, I'm a little bit of a perfectionist.
In case you're wondering, these are swatches of all my polishes. My favorite part is the multichrome rainbow:
I'll admit the process and result of swatching my polishes totally appealed to my nerdy side. I love to organize. These are being stored on binder rings, arranged by color and finish. And yes, I bought a label maker specifically for this purpose. Okay, I've been wanting one for a while anyway, this was just a good excuse.