I have a new philosophy toward nail polish: If you don’t like the way a shade looks, put something else on top of it!
A lot of nail polish is semi-sheer in one coat, and nail geniuses use this to their advantage, layering shades to create a custom color. I’m no color expert, but I stumbled across a combination I love, and I wanted to share it with you.
I started painting my nails with one of the OPI designer shades: Classic (a gold shimmer). The color was too close to my skintone and I wasn’t happy with the way it looked. Thinking my manicure was ruined anyway, I idly painted Sally Hansen Iced Metal (a shimmery silver in their Teflon Tough formula, long discontinued). WOW.
The gold showed through the silver, creating a warm-cool mix that I absolutely LOVE.
Bonus tip: The resulting nail polish finish is a foil (a term I just learned). It refers to a gritty, grainy, metallic look that feels smooth. And because a picture is worth a thousand words, check out this absolutely brilliant guide to nail polish finishes published by The Edge of Sanity.