Months ago, I picked up Cult – Coachella, which they bill as a holographic top coat. I found it to be way too graying for that purpose, since it really undermines the color of the base coat beneath it. However, it is densely packed enough, that it works great as a stand-alone polish.
I started out this mani with three coats of Cult – Coachlla. I’m generally not a fan of polishes that take 3 coats, but Coachella goes on perfectly! It is smooth, easy to control and each coat is extremely thin, so I didn’t feel like I was wearing a ton of polish. It has a nice holo in bright lights and is really WOW in the sun!
Since China Glaze – Deviantly Daring is so pigmented, I decided to try stamping with it and it worked beautifully! I always love finding metallic polishes that stamp well and the bonus here is that Deviantly Daring does not dry super fast, so you have plenty of time to do the stamp placement. For this stamp, I used BM-XL03.
Here is a macro shot of how this looked under bright, direct lighting:
Sadly, the sun never came out while I was wearing this, so I couldn’t get a nice sun shot.
- Essie – Grow Stronger Base Coat
- Cult – Coachella
- China Glaze – Deviantly Daring
- Seche Vite – Dry Fast Top Coat
I was particularly pleased with how my stamping came out on this mani. I often have trouble with very fine lines, as I tend to press my stamp a bit to hard and cause any straight lines to look wonky. Practice makes perfect!