Monday, June 29, 2020

Santee Platinum Shine Metallics

Finally got around to swatching the Santee Platinum Shine metallic polishes I picked up in a beauty supply store on a road trip in the Before Time. I chose five of the shades on offer: Forest Fairy, Ocean Tear, Princess Dream, Galaxy, and Emerald.

Santee Platinum Shine nail polish

I did Skittles with four of the colors: Galaxy (dark silver), Princess Dream (lavender), Ocean Tear (blue), and Forest Fairy (green). Galaxy and Forest Fairy were three coats; the other two took two. All have a quite nice metallic finish ... or maybe it's a foil finish ... I am never sure where the line is between those two. Very good payoff for a $3 polish (I think that's about what they were).

Santee Platinum Shine nail polish

Santee Platinum Shine nail polish

Santee Platinum Shine nail polish

For fun, I topped these four with Morgan Taylor Bedazzle Me (so glad I got this one; if I'd done a top 20 for last year, it would have been on it) plus clear topcoat. This glitter mix went well with all of these base shades.

Santee Platinum Shine nail polish

Santee Platinum Shine nail polish

Direct light shot to show off the glitter:

Santee Platinum Shine nail polish

That leaves Emerald. This is a teal-leaning green, much cooler in hue than Forest Fairy, the other green I got. I used two coats for my swatch.

Santee Platinum Shine nail polish

Santee Platinum Shine nail polish

Santee Platinum Shine nail polish

It really sparkles and glows in direct light:

Santee Platinum Shine nail polish

Emerald also got the Morgan Taylor Bedazzle Me treatment.

Santee Platinum Shine nail polish

Santee Platinum Shine nail polish

Santee Platinum Shine nail polish

If I ever see these polishes again, I'll likely pick up a few more shades, as they're a good value and I like the finish.

2 comments:

  1. OMG Karen, they certainly are gorgeous and loving the finish :-D The Morgan Taylor is nice too :-D

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    1. Ananka, I'm so glad I got that Morgan Taylor ... it looks good over so many things.

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