This Flormar 99 is a beautiful electric blue, but I wish I hadn't sent all the way to Bulgaria for it - there are plenty here in the US that are as nice. It does have a nice shine, even without topcoat, though.
Does everyone have enough 'mermaid' or 'ocean' type glitters by now? I have bought my share, and I think the key is to find the right combination for you. Some have more teal, some more royal blue, some silver. Elixir Lacquer Kind of Connery is a beautiful combination of blue, silver, and aqua glitters in a blue tinted base. The silver glitter also flashes black, which gives it a dark depth that I really like.
From deep blue seas to grey, rainy skies. I started with a layer of Wet 'n Wild Rain Check, a translucent blue grey shimmer.
I may not have drunk the Kool-aid of the white base with glitter group, but I am loving the grey bases with glitter. Tough As Nails Lacquer It's All Over Now is a light grey base with silver, lavender, purple, and blue glitter.
I made a jelly sandwich with another very thin layer of Rain Check - you can just barely see the blue shimmer on my middle finger.
Are you more partial to deep ocean glitter or rainy skies glitter?