Whew, good morning everyone! It's been a long day already, and it's barely 9am! Today I just have a swatch post for you, but it's quite lovely and I took the photos differently than I normally do. Please, read on!
Behind Closed Doors is a thin, grey jelly base with large and small red hex glitter in it. It is from the Wet N Wild On the Prowl collection, which is a limited edition collection and should be in stores now (but not for too much longer, I imagine). **If you can't find this, NYX Girls has a polish called Dorothy which is also pretty dupey! It is sold on CherryCulture.**
A number of blogs have done comparisons between this and Deborah Lippmann's Ruby Red Slippers, and the verdict? They are dupes! I don't have the Lippmann, so I can't do a comparison of my own, but here is Behind Closed Doors, which is definitely gorgeous enough for me...
Keep in mind if you are using this polish that it is VERY thin and takes a lot of layers to build up! This is four coats of BCD and two coats of Poshe topcoat. You could layer it over black if you wanted to save on polish, but I chose to just use extra layers of the Wet N Wild.
As with most glitter polishes, let your coats dry before adding another. You want to make sure that your glitter stays in place and doesn't get messed up by the second coat.
This might sound weird, but it seemed to me as I was doing these that the faster I did my brushstrokes, the more large hex glitter pieces would stay on the nail. I dunno. If you are having trouble getting large pieces on your nails, try using fast strokes.
So, as far as having taken these photos differently... I took these photos in my new lightbox! I made it for under $5 using this tutorial over at Strobist.
I have made one before but threw it away when I moved! The perils of
having a cheap lightbox, I guess. I decided to remake one so that I
could take my photos at night, and then not have to wake up early in the
morning before work to use the natural morning light. I'm very pleased
with how these pictures look, I'm pretty sure I like them more than my
old natural light photos!