Outside cloudy weather - somewhat pinker than in person
Indoors under fluorescent lighting - closely color accurate
1 coat CND Stickey (base)
2 coat Strea Cende
1 coat Seche Vite (top)
This polish is a fleshy tan color which happens to be particularly nude looking with my skin tone. The base is milky and sheer in order to show off the glitter that is contained within. The glitter is comprised of gold and copper and in sunlight flashes a bit holographic to me. As noted above, I believe the indoor pictures are fairly color accurate. My picture taking skills have degraded and the outdoor photos show the polish as being more pink than it actually is.
ThoughtsI absolutely love this polish. This is the second time I've worn it and as we all know, wearing a polish multiple times is a sign of love when one is talking to a polish collector. The first time this was selected for me (I enjoy having other people pick from a small group of polishes) I was extremely blase about putting it on. However, once it was on the nail I realized what a perfect nude it is but with none of the boring looks that a cream polish has. Glitter! Sparkle! Holo! And all while looking nude on my nails. I love the crap out of this.
Be forewarned, though, this is a teeny bit goopy. This is only two coats but I had to work harder than normal in order to keep it from becoming far too thick or it would never have dried in a timely manner. Also, due to the light color of the base it could be easy to end up with uneven color. Not quite streaks but not completely even, either. Lastly, this is sheer and if that is a problem for you, the best recommendation would be to pair it with a nude cream polish as underwear (as a base).
I am definitely keeping this one handy, it is demure enough to wear to a fairly formal event, in my opinion, but still has a bit of flash and sparkle to keep one happy. I am also finding it is an excellent cleanser after weeks and weeks of bright, saturated and holo colors.
As of the time of this writing, Strea Cende can be purchase for $11.00 from Llarowe.com.