China Glaze Midtown Magic

Where did May go?  I feel like I blinked and missed it.  Now it's getting into hot summer months here, and I still have fall collections on my desk.  (But you know how much I don't care for fall collections, so this is a moot point.)  Today I have Midtown Magic from the China Glaze Metro Collection in Fall 2011.. a dark purple with gold sparkles.  This really looks blackish/brown in the bottle but it's purple - I swear.  I used a base coat of Poshe, 2 coats of polish and a top of nubar Diamont.  The formula on the polish was pretty watery but I made it work.

Here it is in the sun - you can see how dark it is.  The shimmer is a bit faint but there.

See the dark purple in there?  (And the fact that I need cuticle oil?)

Indirect sun - you can see tons of shimmer in the bottle ... not so much on the nails - or can you?  I heard that a trick to colors like this is to store upside down, 30 minutes before you apply, and that way the shimmer will be near the top of the polish.  Haven't tried it myself but hey.

In the shade you can see a mix of the gold shimmer and a bit of the purple base in the bottle - the nails are mixed.

Finally indoors with the flash - you just see brownish red polish.  Sigh.  Not my favorite color at all.

Removal - dark purple!  I just don't care for this dark vampy look... not my style.

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