Shleee-o-ween No 2: Royal Witch 3.0

Back to the slightly interrupted all-Halloween-all-month nail fun:  Shleee Royal Witch.

indoor, bright CF lighting
Shleee isn't so much on the restocks on the regular, but with enough fan demand or a quick selling out of the first iteration, she does release "updated versions" of past colors, with very little variation in the batches that I can see.

outdoor, full sunlight
Royal Witch is a lusciously vampy wine made of a plummy purple base plus some subtly duochromatic shimmer that tilts from a red-purple to a true red.  There's some extra tiny red glitters scattered in (about the same size as chunky glass fleck-type shimmer) that makes it dry down a little gritty; 2 layers of topcoat are needed to get a smooth finish over the 2 coats of polish here.

outdoor, bright sunlight
I've stamped using URB-10 and El Corazon white polish.  The skull design was just a skosh too wide for my nails, but the "shrinking" technique shown here works just as easily as it looks - the trick is to squish your stamper in the same direction you want the size reduced.

outdoor, shady daylight
Royal Witch is indeed vampy, with a blackened edge, but still managed to retain color and not just appear black in low lighting, even with the stark white of the stamping on top.

check out that little wine to red shift, yessss
Rating:  a lovely 4 out of 5 stars, a perfect fall-weather staple

Where to buy:  direct from Shleee, if still in stock.

~Michelle

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