Friday, April 22, 2011

Swatch – s-he 208

Another s-he swatch! Yes, apparently I’m cruel enough to show you one of my favourite s-he polishes while the shelves are empty and we’re waiting to see what they come up with next.
This is one of the few reds I truly adore.

s-he 208

This polish has a bright cool red base, tempered by a smattering of fine shifty looking glitter and loads of tiny golden flakies, which give 208 an overall warm red appearance. The flakies show up beautifully on the nail, due to the jelly-ish base, but not all that well on the photos. Despite the fairly sheer base, this is opaque in three coats.
208 also applies beautifully, though it can be a bit stubborn when you try to clean it up or remove it. It’s a but watery, but otherwise no complaints about this polish or it’s simple round brush. A not to all who prefer not to wear top coat: this doesn’t dry very shiny, unless you’re into that effect, slap on some top coat.

This is 208 in two coats without top coat:

And here’s 208 in three coats with Seche Vite:

Random and (kind of) obsolete s-he detail. There are different types of s-he polish, but that’s only apparent when checking the label on the bottom. Also, they lie. This is supposed to be an aqua shine (as I noted above, 208 really isn’t shiny by itself, though it is watery) and the last one I swatched, 438, is a quick dry, which didn’t dry quickly. Kind of pointless, that’s why I always just refer to them by number.

Also it’s Good Friday, apparently. So once again I’m reminded of the Red Dwarf episode Marooned and this lovely conversation:

RIMMER: Mayday! Mayday! (To Lister) I wonder why it's 'Mayday'?
LISTER: Eh?
RIMMER: The distress call. Why d'you say 'Mayday'? It's only a Bank Holiday. Why not 'Shrove Tuesday' or 'Ascension Sunday'? (Mimics) Ascension Sunday! Ascension Sunday! The fifteenth Wednesday after Pentecost! The fifteenth Wednesday after Pentecost!
LISTER: It's French, you doink. It's m'aidez. Help me. Muh-aid-ay.

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