Friday, January 4, 2013

Alix Avien and Golden Rose Paris gradient

Alix Avien ~ 168  
Purple jelly

Golden Rose Paris ~ 309  
Dark purple with lots of shimmer

Today I wanted to try out two new polishes that I got in a swap with sweet Aylin from Posh Nail Art.

Alix Avien #168 is a squishy purple with a jelly finish. Application was tricky, but that’s mainly my own fault. I don’t own many jellies, so I’m not quite used to applying them yet. I applied two coats – and if I should have worn it alone, I would have applied three. But I had a gradient in mind for this baby, so two was enough.

Here’s how that looks like:


Squishy is the right word for it, don’t you think?
I made a gradient with Golden Rose #309, which is a lovely dark shimmery purple. Worn on its own it’ll be lovely and vampy!

Here’s that step:



I’m not really pleased with this. I think the problem is that the jelly finish doesn’t go really well with the shimmer. But that can be fixed! How?, you might ask. With glitter, obviously! :D

I applied one coat of You #15, which is a clear base with holographic glitter. My good friend Stinna from Nailant was so sweet to give me this mani-saver!

And here’s that step for you – my final mani:


I must admit that I like it much better with the glitter, I think it’s because it smoothens out the difference in the finish of the two polishes I used in my gradient. :)

But what do you think? Do you like these polishes??

14 comments:

  1. So sparkly, gorgeous! I also have those Golden Rose :)

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    1. Golden Rose makes some pretty spectacular polishes!! :)

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  2. Jellies Are not my favourites. I think it's because they can have a kind of gradient look on there own. I love gradients, but not so much when one polish do it on its own. Did that make sense.... Ehh i hope so :)

    But i do like the glitter thing you did :)

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    1. That makes total sense. I don't own many jellies either, but that's because I'm more into glittery stuff, as you may have noticed :D

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  3. That's darn lovely holo glitter on top - makes it all come together...

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    1. Yes it does, doesn't it :) Another reason to love glitter :D

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  4. Opps, di not know Alix Avien was a jelly... :) But GR really looks perfect on you... :)

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    1. That Golden Rose is amazing, no less!! :)

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  5. I like the end look, with the glitters on top! Very pretty! :-)

    ~ Yun

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    1. Glitters can really do wonders to a mani :) Thank you!

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