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Tipwear and regrowth annoy me so much, especially when I’m wearing a polish I don’t have much of! Nailside’s rightly famous cloud mani is stylish and covers up the tips, but I want a bit of variety, so you’re going to be seeing a lot of my experiments!
Garrick St is in the artsy, theatre Covent Garden area of London, which is what I guess this polish is trying to capture. I got it as part of a giveaway prize from Viktoria, and I couldn’t wait to try this one on its own!
It’s a purple-blue duochrome – pinkish purple at the edges, with really blingy chunky blue foil shimmer flecks where the light hits. It’s really gorgeous – elegant but interesting. The formula is nice and smooth. This is 3 coats but you can get away with 2, I just bumped a finger and needed a final cover-up. Topcoat is Poshe.
The basecoat was Nails Inc Kensington Caviar, which was also part of the giveaway prize. I had a noticeable amount of tipwear after a couple of days (with lots of hair- and dishwashing), but I’m not sure which part caused it.
I covered the tips with ulta3 Envy, a gorgeous blingy foil, taping a little triangle at the end of each nail. I really like this pattern – it’s simple but bold, and very easy to do. What do you think? 🙂