I mentioned last week that I received a couple of bottles of Clinique’s A Different Nail Enamel (specially formulated for sensitive nails) and was really impressed with the bright red shade I tried. It’s funny how two items from the same range can be so different but that’s exactly what I found with this grey-nude colour.
Unlike the red, which was pretty much opaque after one coat, this paler colour, Concrete Jungle, needed three generous coats and I could still spot a few streaks in it. Luckily, it was worth it as I really liked the shade and it is quite an unusual colour – not your normal pink-nude with more of a grey hue to it.
Another reason I didn’t mind a few streaks was the fact that I was adding a new mosaic-effect top coat. I used Check Mate by Ciaté which contains various sized squares of black and white pieces. I love this glitter alternative as a way of adding a little something without being too over the top. I had to fish around for some of the pieces but on the whole, this applied well.