In Search of an Ugly Color: Sonia Kashuk – Skin Deep

This weeks threadly challenge on the BHB was to use an ugly polish and try to redeem it via nail art. I thought I had the perfect polish to use, but when I actually applied it, I fell in love. Seriously, I don’t think there is a color out there I don’t like.

So, I started off with two coats of Sonia Kashuk – Skin Deep. This was an impulse buy when Target had them on clearance after Christmas. I generally love the formula of Sonia Kashuk polish, so I grabbed it despite the fact that I thought the color was kind of meh – and I am SO GLAD that I did! In the bottle, it is not quite burnt orange and not quite caramel. It’s a weird color! The real stand out about this polish, however, was the absolutely gorgeous formula! It goes on silky smooth, easy to control and perfectly opaque in just two coats. The finish is very glossy with an almost jelly kind of depth to it. Enough Gushing!

I applied two coats of Skin Deep and one coat of Seche Vite to aid in drying time. Using a non-latex makeup sponge, I created a gradient on my pointer and pinky with M Polish – Apricot Delight.

Sonia Kashuk - Skin Deep and M Polish - Apricot Delight
Sonia Kashuk – Skin Deep and M Polish – Apricot Delight

I followed that up by stamping Apricot Delight on the middle and ring fingers using Born Pretty Store plate BP-L 008. Everything got one more coat of Seche Vite to seal it in.


  • Essie – Grow Stronger Base Coat
  • Sonia Kashuk – Skin Deep
  • M Polish – Apricot Delight
  • Seche Vite – Dry Fast Top Coat
  • BP-L 008

I love how this mani turned out, though the color feels pretty off for early spring! I think this will be one of my go-to polishes for fall though!