Saturday, July 17, 2010
Massini Slammin Red
Massini or Studio M Slammin Red is gorgeous in blog pictures and it was pretty much first on my Lemmings List. Once I got my greedy little hands on it thanks to the wonderful Lady Lacquer, aka Court, I couldn't wait to try it.
The color is gorgeous, a deep but vibrant red with loads of rainbow holographic glitter, but the formula is dreadful and about the worst I have ever come across! I added an obscene amount of thinner which seems to have done absolutely nothing for the thick gloopiness, and I was quite disappointed at the time thinking application was going to be a nightmare. But this mani is only 1 coat, it is and did apply thickly and gloopily but I manage to control it on the brush before applying it *slowly* around my nails.
This color is best under artificial lights where the holo shimmer is at it's strongest. In natural light it dims to a glittery red as the 2nd pic shows. However, it's not as 'blingy' as Purple Medallion and twice as 'rough' in the glitter. This mani had 2 coats of Seche QD and it needed another 2 more at least to get a smooth finish.