I majorly broke 2 nails a few days ago. I broke my right thumb, which luckily isn’t my swatching hand, but I did kill my pinky nail. I know a lot of people will file all their nails down when they have a broken nail so there is uniformity but I can’t bring myself to file mine down. Although 2 of my nails are majorly itty-bitty, I’m not willing to have all 10 be that short. But I wanted to try out the other China Glaze Prismatic Collection color I picked up, and I have to say I’m a lot more impressed with this one than Optical Illusion. China Glaze “Ray-Dient” is a light green, almost silver glitter with the same multicolored chunky glitters. This was the color that I really really wanted, and I think I was the only person who really wanted this shade because there were about 10 left on the shelves and the rest were sold out except for 1 last Optical Illusion. While this one is a lot lighter, it is opaque in 2 coats and the duochrome comes out a little stronger in this one.
I tried to capture the duochrome and it was really hard. The duochrome on these are so subtle, but if you compare the 2 pictures, especially on index fingers, the top picture shows more gold and light green and the bottom shows a darker green. That is how it is in real life. When I look at my thumb I can see a big change with the natural curve of my nail. And then on my middle and ring fingers I couldn’t resist using Julep “Susie” again. I really think this color is my new favorite mint green and maybe my signature spring color because I’ve worn it for about 8 or 9 days out of the month of April. Plus, I love the non-traditional accent nail. You may be seeing more of this type of manicure from me!