POP Polish Slick Like That

Everyone agrees that there are basically only so many multichromatic pigments available to polish wizards.  Love them like I do, there's in general just a few variations of base color or added sparkle to differentiate many of them.  When POP polish claimed their versions were more magically shifting than anything I'd seen, well, I was a bit skeptical.

POP Polish Slick Like That
indoor, CF lighting
WOW.  Just.  Wow.  Spoiler alert: literally every color that flashes on the far edges of that bottle is there for real, and yes indeed, all of these pics are of the same single bottle of polish.

POP Polish Slick Like That
indoor, bright CF lighting
POP Polish Slick Like That is an ILNP Sirene-type shifter, a deep ocean teal when viewed straight on that shifts over through steely blue and into a gorgeous metallic purple the more you tilt your nails to catch the light at angles.

POP Polish Slick Like That
outdoor, bright direct sunlight

POP Polish Slick Like That
indoor, bright CF lighting
Where Sirene and others of her ilk in my collection stop, though, is that bright magenta seen on my index finger above, with only the barest hint of bronze.

POP Polish Slick Like That
outdoor, late afternoon sunlight
SLT hits that magenta fully, but then keeps going past bronze and on over to bright grassy green.

POP Polish Slick Like That
only very slightly more tilted
What's even crazier is that there really is no need for acrobatics or underwater camera work to make this shift pop.  It just does that, and it's easily possible to catch the full span of color shift at once:

POP Polish Slick Like That
indoor, window-filtered sunlight
Stamping over such a broad zone of colors left me with loads of options to match or contrast, but I ultimately went with the understated soft grey of MoYou London Silver Fox.

POP Polish Slick Like That with stamping
window-filtered daylight
I used the interlocked nautilus shell design from Creative Shop 02 plate, which is a negative-space-type design where the outline is what's stamped and the "body"of the design is the underlying polish showing through.  I absolutely loved how well this set off and framed the shifting colors!

POP Polish Slick Like That with stamping
outdoor, afternoon daylight
Rating:  Could something this gorgeous get anything less than 5 out of 5 stars?  Well, no, not really, but though the color is delicious, I'm not calling this one perfect.  The bottle is very tall and very flat, so replacing the brush back into the bottle has to be done delicately to avoid knocking the bottle over.   Because the brush wand is so long, it does have that tendency to let polish drip down the brush as you're painting - moving quick is a necessity.  Somehow, the polish kept thickening up on the very surface of the bottle - if I tried to avoid the brush drip by only partially dipping into the bottle, the polish I pulled out was way too thick to work with.  A full plunge and an occasional recapping to re-shake was necessary.  And finally, though black undies aren't at all needed to make these colors sing, 3 coats are required to get here.

Where to buy:  direct from POP's web store.

~Michelle

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