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Today's mani is fairly simple; I just used 2 base colors and 1 color to stamp the design.  The base color I used on my thumb, index and middle fingers is Now You Sea Me by L'Oreal.  My accent nails, ring and pinky fingers, are polished with Sadie from the Julep Sea Salt collection...a textured polish.

Here's what I used:

  • Base coat: Seche Recondition
  • Base color: Now You Sea Me by L'Oreal
  • Accent color: Sadie from the Julep Sea Salt collection
  • Top coat 1: Seche Vite Top Coat - I apply this before stamping, if I mess up I can remove the design without removing the base color
  • Stamp colors: Charmed I'm Sure by L'Oreal
  • Top coat 2: IBD UV Top Coat cured under a 54 watt UV lamp for 3 minutes
  • IP: Dashica Beauty Shop - Big SdP I

Now you Sea Me by L'Oreal is a very pretty dusty teal blue creme color.  While it is very pretty, the formula sucks!  I had high hopes for this polish, because another YouTuber +Mz.J Brown  swatched one of the other L'Oreal colors and said the formula was really good and only required 1 coat.  Sadly, this was not the same.  It is extremely patchy and streaky and  required 2 coats.  If you touch the same spot twice it completely wipes off the you will see in the pics.  The formula is very thin and the brush is somewhat stiff which I think attributes to the streakiness of this polish.

1 coat
1 coat

2 coats

Charmed I'm Sure by L'Oreal, I used for the stamping did very well.  It is a metallic polish the color of a penny, unfortunately it loses some of its color when used for stamping but it stamps great otherwise.  It is highly visible, just doesn't really look like the coppery color of a penny, but more like a silver.

Sadie from the Julep Sea Salt collection is a textured polish with a glittery finish.  I absolutely love everything about this polish...the formula, the application, the look and the feel are all fabulous.  I am so glad that I purchased this polish, but wish I had gotten the other 2 colors from this collection.  The formula is thick, but in a good way; the thickness made it easy to apply and control so there was virtually no clean up.  It is very opaque in 1 coat, but I applied 2 coats for maximum texture.  I highly recommend this polish.

Polished at All Lo'Rain

What do you think of the textured polish trend?  Have You tried it?  If you haven't, would you?