Application was a little lumpy, I may add a little Restore to it. So far, Lolly is the BEST for application, you can almost get away with one coat of that. But for Posh I did 2, if I was just going to leave it at that, maybe a 3rd would have smoothed it out. My hands shake so I don't always get the neatest brush strokes.
But I didn't leave it at that....with all my polishes that I haven't tried I decided to toss on a coat of China Glaze Metallic Crackle in Tarnished Gold. Then I topped it with a coat of Sally Hanson Diamond top coat.
At first I really didn't like it. I love my mattes so much, I wished I hadn't messed with Posh. But since I kept taking off polishes that day I was DONE. Even after putting on the clear coat which made things pop even more, to me, it still looked my my nails were bleeding.
I know, you're saying Ewwww. And yes I do have a reference point:
My youngest sister came home from school crying one day. Some older kids had bullied her, so being a very protective big sis, I took off with her to find the punks. They may have been younger than me, but they were just as big as I was. And they tried to start a fight.
Big mistake. Huge.
I grabbed the one who was taking a punch at me, my very long, very STRONG nails gripping the collar of his shirt. My very own Vulcan Death Grip. He teared up, his buddies fled, and when I let him go, I realized I had ripped all the nails on that hand. The nails were intact but they were no longer connected to skin underneath. Washing the blood out stung like a MF, let me tell you, but not one nail broke, they were all just bent backwards (yeah sorry TMI). Ah to have Wolverine strength nails today!
So. Yes. I didn't like this mani at first, and deemed it Goth Gold. But it grew on me, so I renamed it Matte, Crackle POP!
I still don't know that I will completely cover a matte in the future--I mean, what's the point? But I was curious to see what would happen with the crackle over a matte. I think it came out pretty cool.
What polish combos have you experimented with and were pleasantly surprised or grew to love?