Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Tips and Tricks: Wear Undies

You know that polish that you opened the bottle and fell in love with the color inside, only to be horribly disappointed once you put it on?  That polish that is absolutely gorgeous until you realize that it just isn't opaque?  I have quite a few like that.  Heart breakers. 

For example, Ink Sultry Sailor.  These pictures don't do it justice.  I tried but just couldn't capture the shimmer.  Sultry Sailor is a light navy jelly base with a very dense green and gold shimmer.  This is three coats.  See the visible nail line?  I hate that!

Rather than toss this one into a box of disappointments, there is a simple solution.  Wear Undies!  Layer your disappointingly sheer but gorgeous colors over a cream in a matching color.  One coat of Ink Blue Ice is all it takes to make Sultry Sailor lovable once again. This is one coat of Blue Ice and two coats of Sultry Sailor.  See the difference?  

To really make lighter colors and brights pop, try using a bright white as Undies.  Ink Glacier is my personal favorite.  :)

Since I'm in love with this color and my swatch above didn't fully capture the amazing shimmer, check out this close up.  Gorgeous!



  1. Great pictures! :-) I like to layer sheer ones, too.

  2. Why didn't I think of that instead of throwing a tantrum.

  3. I actually WANT to buy it now. ;-)

    1. Lesley, do you NEED it? I believe it is a blue version of Fame and Fortune. Same shimmer :)

  4. I felt exactly that way about Ink Intensified. It's absolutely the perfect green, but it is pretty much transparent with just a little shimmer. It's a gorgeous color, but I can't find an under color that makes it look the same. :(


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