I prefer applying only 1 coat for this polish, because 2 coats gives a candy-pink color, which is too cool-toned for my liking. The rose undertones definitely translate better in 1 coat on my nails.
In direct natural light. No flash.
In natural light, but not directly facing it.
Next 3 were taken under indoor flash.
At $25 for 0.4oz, this polish is very pricey. A pretty good dupe would be Catrice Just Married, but I'm glad I got this because it's difficult to dupe color depth, formulation AND finish altogether.
On to nail care! It's very simple really - I use these two products that came in a set. These were given to me by a friend (thanks Steph!), so I'm not sure what store she purchased them from. However, you can buy SEACRET products online. Here's the link to the nail care set.
The cuticle oil is definitely a must-try. I place 1 drop of the cuticle oil on each of my nails, wait a little bit, then apply the lotion over my hands. Really simple, and keeps my cuticles hydrated for around 9 hours. You could just use Vaseline, but that leaves your fingers a bit sticky.
For on-the-go care, I use Sephora by OPI Brush-on Cuticle Oil. But I recently lost it. :( Granted, it's not as penetrating as the oil by SEACRET, but this one was mainly for touch-ups.
I haven't decided if I should repurchase (it's $9 for 0.25oz), or just return to using Burt's Bees for touch-ups. Overall, I'm pretty pleased with my cuticles - they definitely look better than they did a couple months ago.
Let me know if you guys want a more in-depth review on the SEACRET cuticle oil. :)
Federal Trade Commission Disclaimer: All of the products in this post were purchased by me, and the opinions expressed are my own. I am not affiliated with any of the companies aforementioned.