Yeah, this is not great. I only have 2 AAN polishes and pulled out one to wear a while ago, but it's so watery and sheer, I keep putting it off. It's one from that UK indie box Rainbow Connection used to do. I might try it eventually, but I feel like it'll need 4-5 coats and I don't have time for that.Planned to post this hours ago, got interrupted!
So I replaced my chipped PMS with 'Ard As Nails Amphitrite:
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I was a little disappointed in this one - in the bottle I saw a beautiful bright blue, loads of orange and pink flakies and a ton of silver reflective glitter, with the blue looking green in low light. On my nails - it was mostly a very dense teal. The flakies didn't show through it like I expected them to (you could see them but not like the bottle) and the reflective was VERY shy, only showed in one lighting condition that I could see. In that light, the reflective came out like a beautiful turquoise and the base went a very pretty blue, so not a dead loss. As I'm sure you can see from my pics, this was somehow both too dense for the flakies and too sheer for my nail line - this was three coats, maybe it would have been better with a blurring base coat but I always felt it looked like I had dirt under my nails, it didn't do the usual just sheer on the free edge thing, just a dark line across the nails. Very unflattering! It was a pretty polish and next time I'll try the Snow under it but I was disappointed. It only looked good at the edge of the glow from my bedside light IMO. So I don't think I'll order from AAN again. I also had my first go with my glitter grabber (KBShimmer Smooth Moves) - I bought it because I've been buying a lot of reflectives recently and all the vloggers recommend it. I must say it was impressive, got rid of the gritty feel and I didn't need to apply more topcoat through the week as I usually do with glitters. I would recommend it - got that one because it's a bit cheaper than the other brands and seemed to do the job fine. This mani chipped after a week and two days in the gloves, just on one nail, so longevity was fine. But I was glad to see that black line go when I dumped it!