Manicure of the Moment

Hello gentle readers. Happy Monday. Did you all have a good weekend?

Today I have an interesting polish to show to you. This is Dare to Wear Kiss the Rain. Okay, first of all, I love the name of this polish. And, after wearing it for a while, I think I love this polish, too. When first applied, Kiss the Rain looks like a pretty-ish medium blue with some shimmer and dispersed holo in the sun. But, when you take a little time to really look at it and get to know it a little, you realize that it is a complex, multifaceted greyed medium watery blue jelly-ish sheer base that, especially in shade looks like rain. It is packed with fine holo glitter and contains a subtle duochrome effect that produces a delicate purple shift.I applied three coats and topped it with Seche Vite.

Interesting. Not a classic beauty. But striking. Different.

This polish doesn't photograph like it looks. It freaked the hell out of my little camera but I did my level best. Photographs are clickable to enlarge, as always.

 All of these pictures taken in direct sun. 

 You can see the purple in the bottle and some on my nails, if you look for it.

 Sorry about the crappy focusing. I don't know what the heck it is with my camera.

This one is a little blurry, it shows the holo a bit and also shows the purple shift better than the other photographs.

Dare to Wear Kiss the Rain has a kind of strange formula. It is sort of.. Snotty. Not bratty-snotty. It has a weird kind of flow within the flow as it applies. It is not too thick, it doesn't run but it kind of, I don't know, moves back and forth. It is easy to control, it applied very easily and I had very, very little cleanup. I just had to refine things, here and there. The brush is round, thick and soft, it fans out easily and sets the polish down where you want it to be.

This polish is a tad sheer. I needed three coats to get it almost completely opaque. I still see a teensy bit of VNL in some light, at some angles. But it isn't obvious and certainly doesn't bother me. It dries in good time and is satin-matte as it dries. It is a topcoat eater. I applied one good coat of Seche Vite, which usually gives a thick, super glossy, shiny, glasslike finish. But my nails are more a glowing satin and there is some texture, to the touch. I may go ahead and feed it a second coat and see what that does. Or, maybe I'll stamp it. Who knows what I will get up to from one day to the next? :D

Do you own this interesting polish? What do you think of it?

Thank you so much for popping in. Have yourself a great evening and may your polish never bubble. :)