When I was little, I remember wanting to wear nail polish, and my mom would only let me wear Tinkerbell polish, or very, very, very pale pink polish. I think as a consequence of that, I rarely wear pink, and even more rarely, anything sheer. The polish I chose for this mani isn't exactly demure, but it was a more sheer pink than I'd worn in a while. It took 3 coats to get to the level I wanted, but the Orly formula is so nice, I didn't even mind. This is Orly's Gorgeous:
Look at that opalescent glow. It looks a little like a holo in these pix, picking up some blue and purple, but it wasn't in real life. It does have a pretty shimmer, though.
I'm not huge into glitters, but I couldn't leave this manicure alone, so I thought I would try a few Sally Hansen X-treme wear glitters I picked up on sale at Walgreens.
I did a heavy application of Rockstar Pink on my thumbs, and a lighter application on all the other fingers except my ring fingers, where I just used one coat of In the Spotlight. RSP went on pretty easily, and came off okay - the heavy application was hard to get off, but I didn't use the foil method or anything. I was hoping there would be more glitter in the application of ITS, but I had to go fishing for the bar glitter and kind of place it around the nail. Sometimes, with glitter, you get what you pay for.
It may be pink, but I still don't think my mother would approve. ;)