China Glaze Haute Metal over Hot Mess

    Good morning, Dear Reader!

    Today I'm wearing China Glaze Haute Metal, the pink from the China Glaze Crackle Glaze Metals I swatched for you yesterday.  I paired it with Man Glaze Hot Mess, which until I ran into it in my living room yesterday, I would have denied ever owning.  I just wandered around looking at some polishes I hadn't used in a while until I came across one that would go well with one of the Crackle Metals, and Hot Mess was the winner.

    Hot Mess is a glittery whitish silver matte, and very pretty.  I used three coats over a completely dry base coat, and this is Hot Mess on its own.

    Man Glaze Hot Mess Matte Nail Polish
    Man Glaze Hot Mess Nail Polish, Three Coats, No Top Coat

    As you may recall, I recently discovered with OPI Turquoise Shatter that the crackling happened oddly over a matte with no top coat, so even though the surface of Man Glaze mattes feel more like powder than that weird rubbery feeling of many mattes, I top coated it.  That made it sparkle a bit more and gave it some depth.  I'd wear this one alone easily (I wish I'd known I had it sooner!).

    Man Glaze Hot Mess Nail Polish
    Man Glaze Hot Mess Nail Polish, Three Coats, with Top Coat

    My original plan was to pair this with Oxidized Aqua, which I still think would look cool, but somehow the notion of Haute Metal, the pink, over this made me think "futuristic ice princess."  I don't know what that means either, but I ran with it.  I added Haute Metal and two coats of top coat to make it nice and glassy smooth.

    China Glaze Haute Metal Crackle Glaze
    China Glaze Haute Metal Crackle Glaze over Hot Mess

    This one's odd and it's hard to see what's going on without looking carefully, but it's sparkly silver pink so I'm happy.  I like it a lot.

    That's what I know this morning, Dear Reader.  Until next time, love and nail polish to you!

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