First of all, I’ve been a bit busy the last week because I had an exam yesterday (yes, yesterday!) so I have been learning and was stressed out. That’s why I haven’t done my nails since the last time I updated my blog. They needed a break anyway. I have been treating them with Trind Nail Balsam to restore the moisture. My nails are peeling because of all the crap I put on them the last few months. Also, it’s cold here so my heating is on all day long and that means everything is drying out. I’m being mummified alive. My hair is dry, my skin, my cuticles, my nails. That’s why I can’t let them grow that long anymore… I hope Trind is going to help me. Will let you know!
Anyway, I had to do my nails for Christmas I ordered a new topcoat from INM (Out The Door) at Enchantra because they were on sale (I paid €5,01 per bottle; normally they are €7,95 for a bottle of 15 mL) . Were, so not anymore unfortunately. I ordered the normal one, and the Northern Lights one in Silver. I thought it would be nice for Christmas. I ordered them at half past 12 at night on the 22nd (so it was the 22nd for half an hour already) and they arrived the 23rd! Right on time.
I have been searching for a good topcoat that doesn’t shrink as much as Seche Vite. I will do a “Seche Vite vs. INM Out The Door battle” soon. For now I will describe my experience with INM Out The Door Northern Lights. This is a regular INM Out The door topcoat with holographic glitter.
When it arrived, it looked like this:
Where’s mah glitter?!
But once you shake it up (yes, I shake, vigourously. I have never noticed any bubbles on my polish whenever I shake a bottle so I’m just going to keep doing it, meh) it gets better:
I decided to use Barry M’s Dusky Mauve as base color to go with my purple dress. It’s a perfect dupe for Chanel’s Paradoxal. These pictures I took another time.
Then I applied a coat of INM. It doesn’t say if you should apply it on wet or dry polish, so I just went with something in between. It applied ok. Little different than Seche Vite, as INM is much thinner. But certainly not too thin. Drying time was a little bit longer than Seche Vite, but we’re talking about minutes here. Something I can get over. My first impression is very good! Shrinkage is much less than with Seche Vite. It is noticeable, but barely. However, for my final verdict I’m going to compare the two on the same day, on the same polish (and the one without the glitter of course).
And this is the final result!
As you can probably tell, this topcoat is more suitable for the nighttime. In the daylight it just doesn’t look spectacular.
Hope you like it!