At first, I tried to use this as a color on its own. I used a base of OPI Natural Nail, and tried 2 coats of Count on Me, but it just really wasn't taking, so I pulled out my CND Blackjack for 1 coat, and then put 2 coats of Count on Me, topping with OPI Top Coat. Best decision ever.
Now in the direct sun, you can see on my bare nail, that this is mostly an electric blue/light purple microglitter/shimmer on the nail, but over black it just looks blue. In the light...
Can you see that purple on the edges? All pictures are clickable to see larger... here's a couple more.
For fun, I took a couple of pictures indoors too (I use 6500K "natural" lights).
Seriously, I'm in love. I ended up using Count on Me over CND Blackjack for a NOTD (to be posted), and did this manicure on two of my friends' nails (Crystal & Brittany - hey!). Love love LOVE it. All the purple and blues jumping out. It's amazing.
For fun, I also tried it over OMB... sun:
The shimmer isn't nearly as pretty over this red... I also tried it over The One That Got Away.
So seriously, go find this, ask your friends, just FIND THIS COLOR. You won't regret it.
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