Today I have a simple swatch for you. About a month ago, I went into Walgreens in a super rush (don't remember why) but as per usual, I walked in through the beauty department and this new rack of Bettinas stood out. I had never seen the colors before and they were named, not numbered as is the custom for core colors. I assume this is probably the winter collection but I haven't seen anything floating around yet. Anyway, I grabbed this little baby (and maybe one more for a friend) and dashed out of the store in a hurry again.
This pretty is called Sparkles. It has an amazingly buttery two coat formula jam-packed with golden shimmer. I consider the color so pretty that I didn't even add anything on it! The pictures seem color accurate to me, maybe a tad greener. It's a very bright teal aqua color (gosh I'm horrible at describing colors) but the shimmer makes it more subdued and ... elegant? I have no idea, it's just pretty to me.
Beware though, this gave me major shimmer herpes and some staining. The staining was taken care of as soon as I removed it with some whitening toothpaste but the shimmer was only slightly annoying when removing as long as you change your cotton bud between nails and avoid rubbing it all over the place. Just leave it soaking on the nail for a couple of seconds then wipe off!
What do you all think? You like?
Have a great day, you deserve it because you're awesome!