NYX Blue Avenue

Back in October, I made a trip to San Antonio and stopped in the local HEB that my friends work at and made a beeline for cosmetics.  They have a much larger selection of nail polish than my HEB, including OPI, Cosmetic Arts, LA Splash and this brand, NYX.  I should have known by the milky appearance that this was meant to be a layering color and not opaque, but frankly I don't know what I was thinking.

Oh yes.  I was thinking FLAKIES!  Suspended in this polish are light green, blue and orange flakies (flake like glitter - much like fish scales).

However, these flakies aren't as defined as say, Sally Hansen Hidden Treasure.

I used a base coat of Seche Natural and 2 coats of NYX Blue Avenue on my first two fingers.  After seeing how sheer it was (and not buildable), I put a coat of CND Blackjack on my other two fingers, then two coats of Blue Avenue.  Everything was topped with Seche Vite.

As you can see in the sun, the flakes are pretty non-existant on my first two nails.  The blue base that you see in the bottle isn't visible either.  You can somewhat see flakes over black.

In the shade you can see the flakes a little better, but frankly I was disappointed.  I would rather have bought a Nfu-Oh at full price and have less coats with more coverage.  Lesson learned.

I purchased my bottle of Blue Avenue for $3.99.  NYX can be found online or in stores.  You can also Like them on Facebook or follow them on Twitter.