Hope you're all well.
I'm coming to you today with a quick little mid-week mani. As it's my day off in forever, it's the first chance I've had to actually have nice nails and take the time to give them a good taking care of. Unfortunately, they're in a sorry state and aren't perfectly shaped or smoothed at the moment, but that won't stop me from sharing with you my new favourite nail varnish from Topshop.
I'm a big fan of Topshop nail varnishes with a total of 12 in my collection now, but Moondance is a unique little one within the bunch because it has a holographic finish. The application of this is my least favourite as it was quite difficult to work with and looked quite streaky and patchy at first; it's definitely not one to apply in a rush because there was no 'put it on and go' element to it at all. The photos actually show this varnish with three coats because that's what it took to get an even finish. It's not gritty or grainy; it does have a smooth finish but it did dry down to be semi-matte so I had to make sure I added on a super glossy topcoat (Seche Vite) to finish the look properly.
Aside from the negative application and difficult formula, the end result is really quite pretty and eye catching. In dull light the effect doesn't show the same and looks like a plain blue/silver metallic varnish, but in bright light or sunlight it really does look special and I'm a huge fan! I think it'd make a great varnish for a night out or for summer days when brighter light is more likely to catch the nails and show off the true potential of the colour.
What do you think of holographic nails?
Thanks for reading! ♥