Shimmer, duochrome, flakies and glitter in harmony
I grabbed a few polishes today, for another layering experience.
I started out with NYC’s “Midnight Amethyst” which is a lovely deep purple with microshimmer. The formula is ok I guess. The first layer was a bit patchy but the second coat evened out most of that. I wasn’t quite satisfied though, also because I know that the camera enhance the irregularities, so I applied a third coat, and then I was happy. The drying time between the coats is really good so happily it wasn’t a big deal with the three coats.
Here’s a picture of the first step, the picture is taken in the evening sun:
Isn’t that just pretty? I think it’s an amazing purple!
I grabbed Divage #4908 from the special effect collection. It’s a microflecked polish with a slight duochromatic effect too. I applied a layer over my already purple nails, and here’s what that looked like:
Did you see the blue to purple effect? If I switch the lighting you can see that it almost flashes red as well. Pretty!
Last step was glitter! I used a Chinese polish from B. O., I think it’s number 66 (it could also be number 99 :D ). It’s a clear base with red and silver holo glitters in various sizes. I brushed a bit of it on the fingertips and let it dry, and my mani was done. I have to say that I don’t like the smell of this glitter (appropriate that it’s by B. O. then ;) ) and it doesn’t have a very good drying time either, but I do like the way it fits with the rest of the mani. Here’s the final result:
That was my little layering experiment for today. I hope you like it as much as I do! :)