Some things are good in theory but perhaps not in practice. Last night I decided I wanted to remove the nail stickers that you saw on this post. By the way, a couple of you asked in the comments if I put topcoat on over the nail stickers. I did not. I don't know if doing that would lengthen the wear-time, or if the Seche would react weirdly with the sticker or what. Maybe I'll try it someday. I didn't want to remove the stickers because they were coming off. On the contrary, they were still completely stuck on with no peeling whatsoever, even after an additional bath. I was surprised. I don't know why I felt compelled to peel them off, but I did (and they came off quickly and easily; no muss, no fuss. Love them!). Then I wanted to do my nails, but I was feeling lazy. I thought, hey, what the hell. I'll just use a sheer. So I did. Meet Color Club Translucent.
This is the first time that I've shown a true sheer. What do I mean by true sheer? I mean that this color cannot be built up, no matter the number of coats. This is two coats here, plus Seche Vite on top. It gives my nails a slight pink tint, but other than that it's pretty not noticeable. I got a little but of fuzz on the nail on my index finger, which is annoying. Of course that happens when I'm wearing a translucent polish. Thanks fate. Anyway, I don't usually wear sheers for a couple reasons. First, I find them a bit boring. Second, the white bits of my nails aren't exactly even-looking. They're a little bit wonky, which is something that I can't help. I just don't like to show them. My nails aren't stained at all. If they look it in these images, it's because the artificial light of my desk lamp is making them look a bit yellow. Okay, now I'm getting defensive about my nails. Eh, they're fine. I just usually don't display them.
So I don't really know how I feel about this. Maybe if I had a job interview I would do a look like this, but I would probably go with a nice neutral like RBL Grunge. I will probably keep Translucent on for a day or two to see if the look grows on me, but I have a feeling that my next manicure will be super vampy to compensate for this sweet-looking sheer.
Do you guys like this? Do you wear sheers? Are you more likely to wear them for formal occasions like job interviews or important meetings? Like I said, I think I'll stick with my edgy neutrals...