31 December 2012

Docile D224

With my nails growing out, I thought it'd be good to paint them a nice, dark colour because when they're this short and I paint them something too light, they make me think of Chiclets gum. My first thought was to go with Zoya Storm, from the new Ornate Collection, only I don't have that one. Minor detail, there. I did however find something in my untrieds that I thought might be similar, a Sasa bin purchase from late summer called Docile D224. I bought it for a few reasons. One, I liked the schmancy bottle it came in. Two, I hadn't seen a black polish with such dazzling holo sparkles in it before (this was long before Storm came out). And three, the brand name "Docile" amused me.

Docile D224 swatch

So, not so much with the holographic sparkle. When I first applied it, the holo was really bright and dazzling, and I was all kinds of excited about my excellent cheapie find, but then when it dried, the sparkly bits kind of settled into the base. I thought it might be just the first coat doing that, but the same thing happened on the second coat. And then again, when I applied my top coat, the holographic particles perked right up again and started shining through all brightly, but as it dried once more, most of the shimmer settled down again and got all...well, docile.

Docile D224 swatch

Docile D224 swatch

It's still a nice black, and interesting with that hint of holo shimmer to it, but from arm's length that part's all but invisible. Still, I think it might make a good background polish for some galaxy nails. And now that I think about it, it might look pretty cool with a flakie polish on top. Something to try next time!

10 comments:

  1. Yeah - I would put some kind of a topper over this to try and pull up the 'stuff' that is burred in there. I do have Zoya Storm and mine is pretty but it sure does not look like most of the swatches I have seen on line. I decided after trying 2 different bottles of Storm with it coming out the same way, that the flash and or lights most use to show all the goodies in Storm seem to capture the rainbows from the holos in Storm more than it is in real life. Storm sure does not holo up like Auroora does. I ended up putting a coat or two of Northern Lights Silver over my Storm to try to play it up more. If you don't have the INM Northern Lights (gold and or silver), I really recommend it. I like the silver best of the 2. They are such a fine micro shimmer they don't look like any glitters at all but more like even smaller holo particles than what is in Aurora and Storm. This one you pulled to wear and show us, has possibilities like you said for background and/or base for layering. I find a lot of black shimmers hard for me to pull off. I like them in the bottles and then on my nails they fall flat often. I am 'one of those' who cannot wear a plain old black cream - it has to be a reddened black or a blackend blue.

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    1. I zoomed over to Storm when I saw it on the shelf, but looking at the bottle, I just had this feeling it wasn't going to be everything I hoped, especially since I have a really hard time capturing holographics on camera. I tried my best with this one, but what you see here is pretty much what you get. I still think it'll be a great back for some galaxies, though!

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  2. Ahaha 'docile'- you're always so clever :) I have a polish similar to this from an Italian drugstore brand and it has the exact same problem. It looked so promising in the bottle :'( But yes, I think that D224 would look great as a galaxy base :o

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    1. Haha, thanks very much, Brittney! Husband actually groaned at 'docile,' which I decided to interpret as high praise, given his love of horrible puns. :P

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  3. Dark colours like this always look so chic and gorgeous on shorter nails. Even though it's a little more docile than ideal, I still think it's really pretty! Like you said, a flakie topcoat or galaxy nails would look amazing on top of this.

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  4. It's very pretty!
    I wish you a Happy New Year!

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    1. Thank you, Maria, and Happy 2013!! ♥

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