Since the two of these polishes came together, that's the way I decided to showcase them first. Pahlish Gumdrop Rooftop over Gingerbread Baker...
1 Coat Fingerpaints Smooth Over Ridge Filler
3 Coats Pahlish Gingerbread Baker
2 Coats Pahlish Gumdrop Rooftop
2 Coats SinfulColors Clear Coat
1 Coat Seche Vite
This is the second time I've order from Pahlish, but the first time that I've taken part in a Pre-Order. To say that I was anxiously awaiting the arrival of the Confectioner's Castle Duo is probably the understatement of the year. With Holiday shipping in full swing, the tracking didn't update past Friday until yesterday morning, so I was checking the mailbox all weekend long. Then yesterday, it was there! A lovely purple mailer with these two beautiful polishes inside!
Gingerbread Baker is described by Pahlish as a "medium wine cream" polish, and I'd say that's accurate. It leans a little more blue than I expected, but I'm loving wine and berry colored everything right now. Application was good... most people could probably use two coats and be done. Three is my fail safe, so that's what I used.
On to the Sparkles!
Gumdrop Rooftop is described as a "clear topcoat with a mix of iridescent glitters, ultrachrome flakes, and scattered holographic flakes." It's a warmer version of Autumn People. The flakies in that flash gold to green, while Gumdrop Rooftop is warmer, flashing gold to orange to red to fuchsia. There's square iridescent glitter in there, along with small iridescent flakes that flash through the rainbow. Overall, there's a warmer feel to Gumdrop Rooftop. It's a perfect match to Gingerbread Baker just like how Autumn People is a cooler, perfect match for the green of Stopped Watch. And it is Stopped Watch. I realized over the weekend that I had been calling it by the wrong name and did my best to fix all of my mentions of it.
When I painted this on last night, I had all intentions of keeping this layering on for another day or two, but I'm not sure if I'm going to do that or not. There's still one more Manicure of Christmas left to go, and then I've got a couple more Holiday mani ideas brewing! I'm really wondering what Gumdrop Rooftop will look like over other polishes, like a lighter shimmer, or a duochrome. But then there's also presents to wrap, and a bath bomb that's calling my name. I guess we'll just have to see how the night goes!