I’m being a geek and too panglossian!! The NOTD is yet another sheer!! I’m trying not to be naive, I think I’m just being hopeful. Well, it is a pretty color, but not giving me the coverage I want.
Today I used Sally Hansen’s Diamond Strength ‘Forever Lilac.’ This is one of the polishes that I got at CVS during their current 75% off cosmetics promotion.
This picture is next to a sunny window.
Mani and Bottle taken in a sunny window.
This shows the polish at it’s most true color. A lilac color that is actually darker than a lilac flower; this is more pink. There’s a silver shimmer to it. On the nail, the shimmer really shows off.
This picture is taken outdoors, sunny. Very true to the color.
A nail on my right hand broke, so I put on extra layers of polish today for re-enforcement. This mani has one layer of Base-Ics Ultimate Base Coat by Olan Labs, followed with a coat of Seche Clear. Then 2 layers of the Forever Lilac. I think I would have gotten a bit more opaque-ness if I would have used one more coat, but I just stopped at 2. Then I used 2 more coats of Seche Clear, with Seche Vite to finish it all off. The Seche Vite gave it an even glossier look.
Forever Lilac is a beautiful color, don’t get me wrong. Maybe next time a coat of white or opaque pink first, will keep the VNL at bay and give me a better feeling to the FL look. This SH says that it is a ‘no chip nail color.’ Let’s see!
Tell me what you think of this color? Good idea to put a more opaque color underneath? Have you ever heard of, or used Base-Ics Ultimate Base Coat? I get mine at Ulta.