Below: Outdoors, mostly sunny skies with no flash.
Above & Below: 24 kt gold and flowers, 2 of my favorite things! These are Morning Glories.
Below: Some of my other golds, including 24 Kt.
Above & Below: My other 2 dogs (Gizmo and Greta) were outside with me while I was taking pictures for this post and I'm pretty sure they're thinking "Max, why did you have to go and leave us to contend with this crazy lady taking pictures of her nail polish?" They miss him too, but are adjusting better every day. Thanks again for all of your kind words and good thoughts over the last week as we said goodbye to our loyal and faithful friend.
Here is my favorite of this box of six and I knew it would be! My overall favorite of the 11 I've tried is still Cresskill Eve, but I've got 12 more to go yet. 24 Kt is a bright gold with very fine shimmer, in fact the shimmer is so fine, it's barely noticeable, which in my opinion, gives it more of a liquid gold finish. I held it next to some 14 kt and 24 kt gold jewelry and it's a bit darker than that. The application (2 coats) on the first coat went on similar to that of a metallic, leaving bare spots and brush strokes and some areas darker than others. But I wasn't worried, because I assumed the second coat would make everything right, as it has on almost all of the shades I've tried. The second coat filled everything in and I was left with a smooth, bright, even look. I grabbed some of my other golds just to show you a quick bottle comparison, and before I removed the polish I thought I'd compare it to Chanel's Gold Fiction...the polish that I sit upon a lighted monument at night, that slowly rotates as the strains of Frank Sinatra's 'The Way You Look Tonight" plays softly in the background...'I will feel a glow just thinking of you, and the way you look tonight'. I might be exaggerating a bit, but I do love my Gold Fiction. I painted half of my thumbnail with Gold Fiction and the other half with 24 Kt and I could not tell a difference at all. It looked as if I had the same shade across my entire nail. If I remember, tomorrow when I'm doing my nails I'll do every other finger in these 2 shades and take a picture, because it looks to me to be a perfect duplicate.