When my CVS put the Smooth and Perfect Line on clearance, I grabbed some of the colors I hadn't tried yet even though the first two I got weren't exciting enough for me to have bought any more in the year since I posted about them. When I wanted a quiet nail look a couple weeks back, I turned to Linen, a very pale peachy pink shimmer. This was a bit thicker than the other two I'd tried in this line, and I only used two coats of Linen rather than the three I was expecting to need based on past experience with Smooth and Perfect. I used Barielle Fortifying Nail Builder as a base and Diamond Dry topcoat, which Sally Beauty got me to try by giving it away free with some purchase or another.
This did achieve my goal of having quiet, non-distracting nails, but I really wish I'd added Glass Slipper to it like I did with the two Smooth and Perfect I'd swatched last year, as it was so quiet I got bored looking at it. The Diamond Dry topcoat did work very nicely for me, drying quickly and not chipping, so I will be using that again.
My schedule the next few weeks is more packed than usual, so I probably won't be posting as often as usual. Or maybe I'll use writing posts as an escape from thinking about all the other things and will post anyway. We'll see.