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Hello Toxid Lotus readers!

I’ve been lucky enough to have the chance to take over the blog for the day. Today I have a polish from Contrary Polish to show you. Bright Lights, Small City was part of the July 2014 A Box Indied from Llarowe. I managed to snag one for myself a couple weeks ago from a stash sale.

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Bright Lights, Small City features a navy jelly base with a coppery-red shimmer throughout. Don’t freak out when the first coat is super streaky. It does layer up very nicely. It took me three coats to reach opacity but I feel like if I were a bit more careful I could have done it in two. Photos show three coats of Bright Lights, Small City with one coat of CND Super Shiney top coat in daylight spectrum lighting.

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The only thing that left me wanting with this polish was the shimmer. It was a lot more apparent in the bottle than on the nail. I feel like if I did two coats instead of three it would show through more though. A balancing point is the wear time. I’m on my fourth day of wearing this polish and there’s not a chip to be seen. It seems to play very nicely with my base of Duri Rejuvocate and CND Super Sticky base coat. You can’t buy this polish directly anymore but you can still find it floating around in sale and swap groups. You can find Contrary Polish at:

I hope you enjoyed my post today and I’d love for you to come visit me in my natural habitat over at www.thelazylaquerista.com.

Happy polishing,

– Michelle

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