|China Glaze Exotic Encounters, topped with OPI Last Friday Night and Nicole by OPI Iceberg Lotus|
For this mani, I started with 2 coats of Exotic Encounters. Then I added 1 coat of OPI Last Friday Night to all but the ring finger. For the ring finger, I decided to do an accent nail with 1 coat of Nicole by OPI Iceberg Lotus instead. Overall, I'm really pleased with Exotic Encounters and with the outcome of my manicure. To hear my thoughts on Exotic Encounters, plus to see it with another color, keep reading!
|China Glaze Exotic Encounters, topped OPI Last Friday Night except on ring, which has Nicole by OPI Iceberg Lotus|
FYI, I happened to have stopped by a Rite Aid while sporting this manicure and was really struck by how much Color Club Metamorphosis looks like NOPI Iceberg Lotus. Sure enough, I checked online and found this great comparison.
|China Glaze Exotic Encounters with OPI Mermaid's Tears on ring|
Speaking of, be sure to wear a base coat with China Glaze Exotic Encounters. I've mentioned in earlier posts that I am in the middle of moving right now. One consequence of this is that my nail stuff is scattered all over the place and I don't have my usual array of tools in my car. So when I got Exotic Encounters right before heading in for a shift of work, I couldn't wait to try it. I went ahead and put it on without bothering with a base coat. Turns out, this polish is a stainer. Here's a crappy nightime picture of my fingers after removing Exotic Encounters. I will be sure to use a base coat next time I wear it and will report back on whether or not staining is still an issue.
|Staining from wearing China Glaze Exotic Encounters without a base coat.|
What colors will you be picking up from the On Safari collection? Is Exotic Encounters one of them?