For today's post I have China Glaze Seduce Me topped with Lynnderella's Very Pretty Vampire. China Glaze Seduce Me is really gorgeous. When I picked it up at Ulta it looked like a vampy red, but once I got it on my nails I found it to be closer to a medium red/berry shade. I thought it would be the perfect 'underwear' for Lynderella's VPV, but I found it to be a little flat once paired up. The formula on Seduce Me was fantastic, an easy and smooth two coater.
I topped China Glaze Seduce Me with two coats of Very Pretty Vampire and liked it, but wasn't in love. I think I would prefer VPV over a shimmery base, something to help the glitter stand out. VPV was easy to work with, but it was a total top coat eater. I used two coats of Seche Vite to get it smooth. Removal was also a beeyotch! lol. I don't know if it was the two coats of top coat, but removal was worse than a regular glitter mani.
I had the absolute hardest time photographing this mani, which is why it hasn't made it's way onto my blog since I wore it. The photos with VPV are not color accurate, and I couldn't get them color accurate no matter where I took the photos (even in broad daylight). The one photo also shows VPV as extremely bumpy looking, where it was smooth to the touch. The other photo makes Seduce Me look jellyish, and VPV to look plain blah. I plan on using VPV again in the future, and I can only hope that I can get better photos. :0/