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Hi everyone!! Happy Saint Patrick's Day! I honestly forgot all about it as I was doing my nails last night, so here is my decidedly un-St. Paddy's Day-like manicure. I will be wearing green elsewhere.
I'm pretty much in absolute love with Cult Nails Feedback and I really want to wear it over every creme and jelly I own. Part of Cult Nails' fall 2013 All Access collection, Feedback is a highly irregular pink and gold mylar flakie suspended in a clear base. One of my favorite duos from that collection is Feedback over the burgundy jelly Lamestain. I don't have Lamestain, so I grabbed one of my own favorite vampy jellies, LVX Dahlia. Observe.
I used two coats of Dahlia and one coat of Feedback. Feedback is just this side of completely easy to apply. The mylar shards are plentiful and they come out rather clumped together, but they are relatively easy to spread around on the nail. One layer of a thicker topcoat (I used Rica Glossy Glam) does the trick in smoothing this one out for the most part, but there are some shards that won't lay perfectly flat. It's not a big deal-- the appearance of the flakie isn't altered, like a curling glitter would be. It's just a matter of how smooth the surface will feel when you run your finger over it.
I've come to the conclusion that if you see a limited edition flakie, you buy it. Do not hesitate. lol. Fortunately, Feedback is still available on cultnails.com for $12.
Thank you for reading, have a safe and fun St. Paddy's Day, and for the love of all things sacred, don't call it St. Patty's Day (thanks, Yahoo). ;) ♥