Shades of Phoenix ‘Bad Kitty’

These photos were taken a couple of days ago, before my new camera battery arrived, so its back to phone pics I’m afraid!

So I had picked up a bottle of ‘Bad Kitty’ from Shades of Phoenix from a car boot sale for the princely sum of 33p, and as soon as I got home, I wanted to try it in a mani. As mentioned before, I believe this was an exclusive shade for an Australian indie polish subscription box (called ‘What’s in-die box?’)

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Shades of Phoenix 'Bad Kitty'

More after the jump!

‘Bad Kitty’ is a total glitterbomb – a black tinted base full of green and black glitters. I’m not usually a fan of green anything, but I do like emeralds and the bottle looks like it is full of ground up gemstones!

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Cast of characters

I started with a coat of Sally Hansen Diamond Strength, then two coats of Collection ‘Blackjack’. Coverage of ‘Blackjack’ was really nice, and it levelled perfectly with a beautiful shine – my only criticism is that I found the brush too wide for my taste. I like smaller brushes.

I then added a single coat of ‘Bad Kitty’ over my ring & middle fingers and my thumbs. I imagine you could get it completely opaque with two or three coats, but I didn’t fancy trying to remove all that glitter! I tend to dab glitters on so that I can control the placement, so I can’t really comment on how it applies.

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I then added the little neon green dots with a dot of top coat. These dots came from The Nail Arcade, I bought the neon dots (which are also available in star shapes) and some 1mm gold studs, Rachel the owner also threw in some silver holo triangles for free 🙂 A coat of Seche Vite sealed the lot down. I felt that the glitter nails could have used another coat of SV, they didn’t feel completely smooth, but not rough enough to be catching on things so I didn’t bother.

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Flash shot - Shiny!
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Shades of Phoenix 'Bad Kitty'
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Shades of Phoenix 'Bad Kitty'

Shades of Phoenix polishes can be found here, and they do ship to the UK (although shipping prices are hefty from Australia!)

Love,

Jo x

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