Saturday, November 24, 2012

Accessorize ~ Autumn Gradient


Accessorize ~ Pink Spice and Aztec  
Red/golden duochrome and Purple/golden/green duochrome, both shimmery

Pink Spice is a dupe for MAC’s Bad Fairy, and Aztec is a dupe for MAC’s Mean and Green. I must admit that they’re both impressively pretty in the bottle. They are obviously different colours, but the shimmer in them is the same colour, so I figured that I’d make a gradient with these two pretties.

I started out with one coat of Pink Spice, which is such a pretty shimmery duochrome. It would be fantastic on its own, that’s for sure. I didn’t take a pic of this step – I went directly to the sponging instead.

I sponged twice to get a decent coverage with Aztec. I must admit that these autumn colours aren’t my first choice of polishes, but these two are really pretty.

Here’s my gradient – there’s one coat of Poshé top coat on:



And from another angle, holding the other bottle:


I love the way the duochromes work in this mani. On the last pic you can see both orange, red, purple and green, and I really dig that!

I figured that this mani would be perfect for some fall leaves, I just wasn’t sure which colour I’d stamp with. I tried with black first, but that totally drowned and weren’t very visible. I switched to white instead. It wasn’t the perfect colour choice, but hey… I used Bundlemonster's stamping plate BM04 and a no name white stamping polish.

Here’s the final mani, with an additional coat of Poshé top coat on:


Another one, just for the heck of it:

 
You won’t be seeing a lot of autumn manis from me, even though I quite like this. What do you think? Do you like the two Accessorize polishes together?


12 comments:

  1. I have both of these polishes, and it never would've occured to me to use them together, as the colours are so different, but this looks great!

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    1. They are so different, and I only put them together because the shimmer seemed to match :) And fortunately it did :)

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  2. It's a really lovely fall mani, great color combo...

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    1. Thank you :) I don't do autumn colours as a rule, but look how shimmery these are! :)

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  3. Gorgeous gradient and the final mani! :)

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  4. very pretty mani! :) love the stamping ^.^

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    1. Thank you so much. I was very pleased myself :)

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  5. Such a pretty gradient! I love the colors you used. :-)
    And the stamping is really cute too.

    ~ Yun

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    1. Aww, that's so sweet of you, thank you! :)

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