OK, so I am obsessed with The Little Mermaid’s Ariel. Like, properly obsessed, to the point where I dyed my hair bright red for over a decade, adore the colours purple and green, wanted to study Marine Biology and have so many collections of things it’s scary. Yep, that kind of obsessed! This polish went on my wishlist the very moment I discovered it, and was listed in blazingly bold capital letters with exclamation points for added emphasis. Luckily for me, my polish birthday swap group love me very much (we’re all very close <3) and one of the fab members got me her! I stripped my nails the moment it arrived… I just couldn’t contain myself!
ARIEL is a very dense and complex glitter topper in a clear base. It is packed with medium purple hexes, medium orange-red squares and small sea-green hexes. The photo below shows 2 coats over A-England Elaine and Galahad. The glitter builds well, and I didn’t need to pick any glitters out of the bottle or apply it in a special way. Most of the glitters sat totally flat to the nail, but I found that some of the red squares had very slight tacoing. This wasn’t at an intolerable level, though, and was easily smoothed out with a coat of Seche Vite. The finish was naturally glossy, but I did have to add the topcoat to prevent the edges from catching.
Ariel is simply gorgeous, and I’m sure you’d love to have this beauty in your collection. If so, track down Sea Lore at the links below: