Nail Wheel Wednesday called in busy yesterday; I am hoping it will be back next week, as my calendar looks a bit less chock-a-block then. Today I've only got time for a quick post with the four non-textured IsaDora polishes I got on my first trip to Minsk earlier this year. I shared the textured ones in my Textures from Foreign Lands in May; these swatches haven't been waiting quite that long to see the light of day but they have been languishing on my hard drive for a few months.
This quartet consists of Bronze Patina, a shimmer, and four magnetics: Magnetic Mania, Steel My Heart, and Electric Light.
I Skittled these, though I am now wishing I'd at least given Bronze Patina the whole hand treatment, as it's quite an attractive black with olive-y gold shimmer that was nearly opaque in one coat. I used two for this swatch, and also wish I'd added topcoat to shime it up a bit more. That's the story of my index finger, so on to the magnetics. Magnetic Mania, the purple, was thinner than the others; I used three quick coats before holding the magnet close to the surface for about 15 seconds. Steel My Heart is a dark blue grey with a more speckly shimmer than Magnetic Mania and a thicker formula; I used two coats of this one. Electric Light, the plum, had a similar finish to Steel My Heart.
At some angles, Steel My Heart showed off its more blue side, with the shimmer sparking little pops of bright turquoise.
I'm glad to have all of these and would probably have more IsaDora in my stash if it were easier to get around here.