Thursday, 2 October 2014

A-Z of Polish: X is for........Xtreme Wear!

Hiya lovelies!  I'm back today with my post for this weeks A-Z of Polish.  We're up to X this week, and since I didn't have any polishes in my stash with names starting with X, I decided to do Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear instead.........

I started with a base of SH Xtreme Wear - Raspberry Rave.  The formula on this was pretty runny. and not very opaque.  I used 3 coats here, and I had some issues with it pooling around the cuticles at first.  It also dries to a weird rubbery finish that I'm not very keen on.  Thankfully I was planning to layer something else over it, and then stamp over that, so I didn't feel the need to go in with more than 3 coats to reach opacity.
Next, I layered SH Xtreme Wear Pink-Grape Fruit, which is a gorgeous pinky purple glitter in a slightly purple tinted base.  I can't remember if I used one or two coats now, but I found the formula on this was a lot easier to get on with.  Then I stamped with SH Insta-Dri - Grape Escape, which is a gorgeous bluey/purple shimmer, and MoYou Mother Nature 05, and top coated.
I have to say, once I'd added my topcoat the base colour took on a bit more of a jelly look about it, so I may have to see how it works for a jelly sandwich. Despite being very disappointed with Raspberry Rave initially, I actually loved how this mani turned out.  The glitter really twinkles in the light, and takes this mani up a notch two in my books.  It doesn't hurt that I got both of the Xtreme Wear polishes for 99p from Fragrance Direct either! :)

So, that's it from me today, but I'll be back tomorrow with the first mani in a brand new challenge.  Until then, why not have a look at what the other ladies have managed to come up with for this week by visiting the hub page here.  I can't believe we only have 2 letters left now, but they should be interesting. I have no idea what I'm doing for Y next week yet! :p


  1. love this nail polish and you nail art !
    have a nice weekend , dear !

  2. This is very pretty. I love the roses and all of the colors together.


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