Monday, January 6, 2014

Bongo Party Pumps

I picked this up during some post-Christmas shopping, because I thought it looked like a Radiant Orchid contender. No, I wasn't wearing blue lenses, and I can't really blame it on the fluorescent lighting. This shade definitely leans more towards pink than purple, but it's still pretty and I like it... :)





Polishes Used:

1 Coat Beauty Secrets Ridge Filler
4 Coats Bongo Party Pumps
1 Coat Borghese Clear Coat
1 Coat Essie Good to Go

I'm well aware that this is a very cool, blue-toned, 80's kind-o-pink. Maybe that's why I like it? Something about my inner Gem yearning to be free?!?

Ummmmmm, no.

I had L'Oreal Butterfly Kisses in my hands, and I put it down and picked this up instead. I'm still kind of regretting NOT buying Butterfly Kisses, but Party Pumps is a pretty shade that's really wearable. It's even got an extremely fine pretty shimmer going on if you look REALLY close. Unfortunately, it's way more apparent in the bottle than on my nails, but it's there. Promise.

So... four coats, you're wondering? Yep. Totally necessary. My third coat was still a bit patchy and streaky, so I had to use a fourth. I'm not sure if it's just this shade that was faulty, or if it was user error. We have been dealing with quite a bit of sleep regression* at Chez Sparkle. :(

Have you spotted any Radiant Orchid-esque polishes out in the wild?


*Approximately 65% regression, 35% flat-out refusal.

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