Hi ho, kittens! The star of my current mani is *Mushroom by Hard Candy. I started with a base coat of Duri Rejuvacote, followed by one coat of Mushroom, as seen here: Clearly, this polish is not a one-coater. I was a bit concerned about the patchiness but I had a sneaking suspicion that the second coat would even things out nicely, which it did, as evidenced here: I so wish I was a better photographer because honestly, after the second coat, this polish looked really terrific. It was a slightly difficult formula to work with, a bit thick and challenging to manage, but with results like these, it's worth a little bit of extra effort. When I showed this mani to my hubby, he said it looked "rich" and reminded him of chocolate pudding. (Again, I wish I could take better pics to reflect this. I'm hoping that my photography skills will continue to improve over time.) I found it a little bit "cooler" than pudding-colored, like there was a touch of gray mixed in with the brown, and it is definitely unlike anything else I own. A pleasant surprise, for sure.
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