I was really excited about the Nails Inc Feathers collection. Bar glitter that looks like feathers and isn't giant, meaning it's unlikely to stick up? Yes please. When I finally found two of them at Sephora, I couldn't find a way to use them. I tried with several different base colours either the white or the blue blended in, meaning I lost a lot of the texture that made the polish so interesting. Sifting through my colours, I found one that seemed to fit my requirements and away I went.
My base colour, Urban Outfitters Blue Velvet, turns out to dry the exact same blue shade as Nails Inc Cornwall but I WILL NOT BE DISCOURAGED. Blue Velvet is a gorgeous shade of periwinkle blue and after applying it, I felt compelled to try a taped pattern I saw on Reddit Laqueristas the other day. So once Blue Velvet and the requisite coat of Seche Vite were dry, I went to work with my striping tape. I've seen people do this pattern in three steps but I found that if you were careful and lined it up properly you could do it all in one go. OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls is opaque enough that one thick coat was enough too. Then, on my remaining fingers, I did the usual glitter gradient technique of painting a thin coat 3/4 of the way down the nail, then 1/2, then 1/4. Cornwall is actually really nice to work with, I'd love to see more of this small bar glitter.
The Verdict: As surprisingly difficult Cornwall is to match with a base colour, it has an interesting texture and that's all I really ever want in a polish. Just make it different, I'll be happy. I also love the taped pattern, good job person that came up with it. I'll find you!
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