I have the Bundle Monster plate 19 which has the poker nail design. So how could I resist? I didn't want something so obvious, I thought I would go with a black polish with the design different on each nail. I wish I had RBL Iconoclast. I am loving the pictures I keep seeing of this color! Black with silver, pink and turquoise (green or blue - depending on the reviews I read) shimmer. Well I don't have it because I have just been slacking in ordering the collection. (I need to do it though! You all know how much I love RBL!) Anyway while searching through my stash I found Sally Hansen Midnight in New York and Diamond Cosmetics Starry Night. Both I have had for at least 6 months to a year now. Both have silver, pink & turquoise shimmer! Could these be suitable substitutes? I think so! Unfortunately since it is late at night I couldn't get the pink and turquoise shimmer to shine through as intensely as it does in person. The shimmer colors are very obvious in person to me. But take a look.
Top nail: DC Starry Night. Bottom nail: SH Midnight in NY.
L to R: Starry Night, Midnight in NY, Starry Night, Midnight in NY
This color is definitely better suited to short nails if you ask me! I used two coats for both brands. DC's barely took two coats and SH's needed the two - but the formula on both was excellent and easy to apply and after two coats they both looked the same to me. Whether they come close to Iconoclast I don't know, but I think this is good enough for me for now. Do you have Iconoclast? Are these good enough? I'd love to hear your thoughts!
Next up - my designs
What do you think of my Poker Nails?
Now on to the contest again! Here is the deal - if you want to enter this contest, email me a picture of your Lady Gaga inspired nails to firstname.lastname@example.org. All entries need to be received by Sunday April 17th. I will get all entries together and post them on here on Wednesday April 20th. We will open up all the designs to a vote and the person that receives the most votes will receive the entire upcoming A Day at the Races collection! So what are you waiting for? Get those imaginations working and start painting! To make it fair - you can only enter one design. I can't wait to see what you all come up with!