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Ray of Light

I needed glitter detox after my last manicure. So I was planning on doing a lovely matte grey…. theeeeen I ran across one of my all-time favorite polishes. Deborah Lippmann’s Ray of Light – a ridiculously gorgeous royal blue semi-jelly filled with multicolored flakies. I lusted after this polish for months before biting the bullet and spending the $$ for a Deborah Lippmann polish. I’ve actually only worn this once before because when worn alone, it takes forever to dry. Plus, layering the flakies detracts from this particular polish. I recently found an amazing royal blue polish that almost identically matches the base jelly color. My OPI Eurso Euro is a great match! So I had to try it again! And I was most definitely not disappointed!

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Flakies Galore!

I love, love, love the flaky topcoat effect. I especially like it mattified over a dark base color. I bought China Glaze’s Luxe and Lush and was super excited to try it out. I layered it over a dark grey polish and then used a matte top coat. It was absolutely awful. The “flakes” were more like shards of glass that just would not lay flat, the formula was thick and hard to apply, and it just wasn’t as pretty as I imagined. Anyways, I don’t have a picture of that awful attempt because I couldn’t stand to have it on my nails for very long!

Second attempt – I purchased Zoya Opal, which is exactly what I wanted! Smaller, thinner flakes that lay flat, look amazing, and are really easy to apply. Opal is a clear with slight greenish tinge and small blue-green opalescent flakes. It applies so easily, no need to dab your nails or even go back with a second coat. Love this polish!

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