Following a long search for a perfect iridescent lavender pink, I found this one on several blogs! It does give off various subtle hues of pink and lavender up close with good lighting even if it isn't quite as iridescent as I had hoped. However, it has unexpectantly turned into one of my top three favorite shades because it is SO elegant and versatile that it will go with almost anything you wear. It has the classiness of a French manicure and looks great with my complexion, which is a medium tan (think caramel) but looks just as nice on my blond mother-in-law who has a pinkish pale complexion.
My husband and mother-in-law both compliment me when I wear it. You know it is NICE if you get compliments from them!
PROS: subtle iridescence, very elegant, discreet, versatile, good on any skin tone, enhances your hands and makes your jewelry stand out rather than the nails.
CONS: you need to wear two coats or one thick coat of it for it to be relatively opaque, so it takes longer to dry unless you use a quick dry top coat.
Suggest you wear a base coat first (CND Nail Stickey Base is awesome)New!! Cnd Nail Stickey Base Coat 0.33 Oz, then apply nail polish while the base coat is tacky , this will extend your nail polish's life incredibly. Once you apply the nail polish, use a quick dry top coat so it does not get smudged. This one is THE best one I own: Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat .5 fl oz (15 ml) Apply it about a minute after application while your nails are stick tacky so you can start using your hands five minutes later. It is best bought with a thinner as it gets too thick when you get just below halfway your bottle. Seche Restore Restoration Thinner .5 fl oz (14 ml) This thinner can also be used to thin out your favorite nail polish colors that have gotten too thick. The only nail polish remover I use is Tate's The Natural Miracle - Odorless Nail Polish Remover, it is odorless, no acetone and ALL NATURAL ingredients, ladies, so no toxic fumes to annoy/poison your hubby, pets or yourself and good for your nails!
By applying the CND Nail Stickey Base Coat, then Essie's Demure Vixen, followed by Seche vite Dry Fast Top Coat, your efforts will be rewarded by the whole thing drying faster than just the nail polish alone and best of all, your nails will look great for at least a week. I type a lot, wash my hands frequently, handwash dishes with a scrub sponge~no gloves, use disinfectant wipes a lot and houseclean and my nails last through 5 days before there is a sliver of white tips showing my natural nails. If you are less rough on your nails then you'll change your polish color because you are tired of it before it wears out.