This mani was a bit of a journey.
First, I very slightly frankened up my two main bases, Chinatown (NYC) which is a dark violet black polish with subtle shimmer, and Cheatin (Pure Ice) which is a blue and purple glitter. I added Soft White (Milani) to Chinatown to make it just a note lighter and creamier. However because Soft White is a very runny very sheer formula, it sort of contributed the runniness to Chinatown that made it hard to control. It all worked out color wise, however, and the result was this soft dark violet that reminded me of an early night sky (without the stars, yet).
|1 coat of Chinatown + Soft White|
|2 coats of Chinatown + Soft White|
I called this combination Downtown Ice because it reminded me of what the downtowns of cities look like as the night begins and all the lights come up and it's multi-colored artificial lights everywhere and the sky never looks quite dark enough.