In any case, I've been lemming the OPI Ballet Collection ever since I saw Scrangie's swatches because she made them look absolutely gorgeous. However, I keep telling myself that I won't wear them that often to keep from buying them... And I give up, I'm going to check my JCPenny this weekend, since I was too busy to go last weekend. Until then, I do have Essie's Adore-A-Ball that I picked up on clearance a while ago and never tried. I think it will be a good substitute for now, until I get my hands on that beautiful looking gray jelly and more!
Adore-A-Ball happens to be a very pretty, very lightly pink toned sheer polish. When I Googled it for reviews a while ago, I read that the formula wasn't very good, very streaky and thin. That was what made me put it away for another time, but after my success the other day with Butter London Nail Foundation and white nail polish, I figured that would be my best bet.
BL worked wonders. I had a really easy time applying this color and with none of the evil streaking I'd heard about. It was still a little runny, so I tried not to overload my brush and it worked out fine. I also really appreciate that BL's Nail Foundation is a tinted nude shade because it completely covered up any stains on my nails! Huzzah! BL, you're amazing!
Well, almost. Using it did seem to decrease my wear time, so I'm testing out how a thin coat of Gelous or Poshe holds up underneath the BL. For this mani, Poshe base coat is working really well!
The glitter I used here is a little unnamed franken I made with loose white, gunmetal and purple glitters in various sizes. These pictures show two coats of Adore-A-Ball, one coat glitter and one more coat of Adore-A-Ball, followed by top coat.
Ahh, the squishy prettiness of it makes me happy... And makes me want more jelly sandwiches!
Thanks for reading!