Monday, March 11, 2013

Hot Topic with holographic skull stamps

Hot Topic ~ ?
Multichrome shifting between blue/purple/green/something

I know that Hot Topic’s polishes aren’t necessarily of the highest quality, but I’m a sucker for a great looking bottle. And I love skulls – so this polish just had to be mine.

I used three coats for desired opacity, and the drying time wasn’t the fastest, so that was quite a challenge for me :D But anyway – the effect of this polish is quite special, and unfortunately almost impossible to capture on pictures :/

Here’s an attempt:



It flashes so many different colours, depending on which light you see it in. In direct light it flashes mostly blue and purple, but in low light I see both teal and dark green. Quite special!!

It is also shimmery, which I really like. 



I stamped on it, and as a tribute to the bottle (and perhaps also a little bit to the colour), I chose to stamp skulls on it! I used Gosh Holographic Hero as my stamping polish, and stamping plate from Konad M13:





There’s a layer of BK top coat over the stamp.



This didn’t quite turn out quite as I expected, which was a disappointment - but hey, sometimes it’s just like that. A bit like Life. I try to turn all of my less cool manis into learning experiences, figure out why it didn’t happen for real the way it did in my head, and try to get better each time I do my nails.
 

Opacity: 4/10
Colour, prettiness: 6/10
Durability: 5/10
Value for money: 5/10
Overall: 5/10
Buy again: Yes, but only for the bottle

12 comments:

  1. So cool - and I know a a secret polish skull related that would work well with this - not telling any more ;)

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    1. A secret polish, you say! Oh would I love to hear more about that! I love secret, so please do tell! ;D

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  2. The color of Hot Topics is really cool!! I fell in love with it :) and this holo stamping looks nice on this great duochrome :)

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    1. I really like these "toxic" looking skull bottles, they're so cool! I don't think they make them any more - they replaced them with even cooler bottles shaped like skulle instead :)

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  3. Cool mani! The skull stamps would be awesome for halloween! :-)

    ~ Yun

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    1. Absolutely, I'll be sure to remember that when we reach October :)

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  4. Beautiful polish and holo skulls, I think it looks cool!

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  5. This is really cool-I like that skull polish bottle-never seen that before!

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    1. I was lucky to find it - so I'm very pleased :)

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