Saturday, 6 December 2014

Polish Me Silly - Grey Matter

Amongst the thermals I bought from Rainbow Connection last week, was this grey one by Polish Me Silly, Grey Matter. 

This is a grey polish, with white, black and pink matte glitter pieces.  This is three thin coats, with topcoat. 

Application on this was ok, but it was a bit watery and runny, and quite sheer. I was a bit disappointed with how little pink glitter came out onto my nails, as there's quite a lot in the bottle. The grey & pink combination was one of my very favourites in the 80s - I had several grey & pink outfits in my teens! I was hoping for a bit more pink on the nail with this. 

This did dry well, and the brush is nice, so three coats was no trouble, it just took a while. There also seems to be some tiny black particles in there too, which made this look a bit gritty in places, which I wasn't too keen on. I've seen swatches of this online that look GORGEOUS, so this was a bit less exciting than I'd hoped. 

The thermal effect on this has been almost invisible so far. It's a pale grey when warm, and darkens slightly when cold. But it's nowhere near as pronounced as the swatches I've seen online. I realise my nails are quite short though, so there is that. But even with hot and cold water, I can't get much colour changing effect to show.

In an attempt to improve the effect of this, I stamped over it using Barry M Pink Punch, and MoYou London Pro XL plate 14. 

I think this is a huge improvement! I do love pink and grey as a combination, and I think the design is really pretty - cow parsley, or Queen Anne's Lace, or whatever it is. I'm still a bit... unconvinced about the whole thing though.



  1. It looks really nice and I like your stamping! :-)

  2. But it's just so perfect! It really is - love the grey and pink combo too.
    I've noticed their thermals take a while to kick in. I'm not sure if it's that each coat needs to be 100% dry before the next or if they just take a little while to get used to their new environment. I do love them though. This might have to be the next on the list.
    Brilliant stamping too x

    1. Thank you! I have noticed a bit of a thermal effect this morning, so maybe it does just take time. It's really not very pronounced though, so maybe I didn't shake the bottle enough or something. We'll see...


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