Today I have to show you Accessorize Aztec, which apparently is a dupe for Orly Space Cadet (As Pink Spice was a dupe for MAC Bad Fairy - any other Accessorize dupes?). I'm not particularly mad over dupes - I like a polish for it's colour, not the fact that it's trying to look for something else. But I had admired Space Cadet on other blogs so when I heard it had a dupe I picked it up. Like I needed an excuse...
Aztec is multichrome particles (not glitter - not sparkly enough, but small 'bits' if that makes sense) suspended in a sheer teal base. At different angles you can see green, gold, bronzey-rose and purple, so very purdy! I tried to capture it as best I could on a non-sunny (read monsoon downpours and thunderstorms) British summer day.
I initially did 2 coats of this polish, but had to add another the morning after I did it as it was patch city. It is a tricky one to apply as the very sheer base dries quickly so it can drag if you're not quick enough, and is patchy as a result. But three coats was fine for me. It's a teeny bit gritty, which top coat would solve. But I didn't use any and it still lasted 2 days on me with just a little tipwear. With top coat it would have been even better. 2 days on me is good for any polish!
No, I haven't become a hand-model for tabasco! I submitted this picture into Liquid jelly's FFAN (Friday Food and Nails) post, for a bit of fun! Every week she is going to posting a collection of people's nails showcased with food, so take a look at this weeks pics here, and here's info on how to submit an entry for next week.
Hope you all have a lovely weekend. I've got a pretty stamping mani to show you tomorrow :)