8/26/2014Posted by Halifax @ Sparkled Beauty
I was excited when The Body Shop announced their Colour Crush nail polish line. Among 23 colours (all cremes) and a base/top coat, I received
18, so lots of NOTDs are coming to help you shop the range when it's out in October :)
Naturally, blues and greens would be the first group I dived myself into. Thought I would take this opportunity to try some nail art, which I am not good at. Brownie points for the effort? lol
I'll start with a nontraditional animal print mani. I used Mint Cream as the base. The name is pretty much on point on the colour.
I would assume marula oil is what makes the nail polish go on smooth and glossy, and if that's true, all lines should add it to the formula.
I almost did not need a top coat on them either. And to top it off, most of them are also one coaters.
For the dots, I used Minty Amour (the bottle colour too). For the limited skill I have, it was not easy to do the curves around the dots with a black striping polish, so I did mostly straight lines instead lol.
The way that I saw blogger did it is to dab the plastic wrap ball onto a few drops of polish on a plate, then transfer it to the nails. What makes it hard is to figure out how much polish to transfer on.
See here I used one coat of Crazy for Blue as base! It is a beautiful (but much darker) navy than what the flash shows you here. I wouldn't have a problem with wearing it as a full mani, any time of the year.
I think the index finger probably turned out the best, in terms of polish coverage. Others need more practice :)
So, 4 shades thus far, I love Crazy for Blues the most. When a lighter mood strikes, I'll reach for Minty Amour.
And like I said, application and opacity are great with these shades. Finish, however, is limited to creme. I couldn't help to dazzle them up further. Glitters and textures next please, The Body Shop!