Well, we’ve made it to spring (sort of) which also means we’ve made it to the second quarter of the Golden Oldie Thursday Challenge! The theme for this week is pastel nails. How perfect for the season! I decided to use Jindie Nails Swoon for this week’s challenge. This is the first polish I ever bought from Jindie Nails, and I hadn’t used it since I got it two and a half years ago, so I thought it would be a perfect choice for the challenge.
Swoon has a pale blue crelly base with large neon yellow, blue, and pink matte hexes, medium-sized blue metallic circle glitters, and tiny blue glitter. The base color is quite translucent on the first coat, but it builds pretty well. I ended up using four coats for the photos, but I probably could have gotten away with three. I really wanted it to last because I knew I wouldn’t be able to photograph it right away, so I added the extra coat hoping it would turn into polish armor.
The application of this polish was not terribly difficult. I did have to fish for glitter a little bit, but the size of the large matte hexes makes it so that not so many are needed for full effect. Even though I bought this a while ago, the application and dry time did not seem to be affected at all with time. I used a glitter base coat and two coats of top coat for the photos.
I didn’t have time to take the photos until a couple of days after I did this mani, so my nails are not pristine in the photos, unfortunately. My job is extremely hard on my nails, and my index fingers and thumbs tend to take the brunt of it, so you’ll notice that my index finger had some nicks in it and missing glitter by the time I was able to take the photos. Oh, well. I’m learning to make do since I no longer really have free time. As long as I’m enjoying myself, I’m not going to worry about whether things are perfect. Join me in that! It feels great. 🙂 Now for the photos.
What do you think? I’ve learned by now that I tend not to prefer very large glitters in polishes. But it was nice to try one that I hadn’t used in a while!
If you’re curious about what the next several weeks of the GOT Polish challenge have in store, check out the schedule!
I purchased this mini polish from the Jindie Nails Etsy shop for $4.75. They have since moved their online shop, and a reformulated version of this polish is still available there.