Saturday, October 4, 2014

NYC, Divage and B. O.



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! :)

14 comments:

  1. This nail polish looks even better with the Divage topper.

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    1. I'm glad to hear that, it's quite a gem that topper :)

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  2. I agree with Aneta - and I love the final layering very much!

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    1. Thank you, that's really nice to hear - I was so pleased myself :)

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  3. You should be pleased with yourself its a lovely combination.

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    1. Thank you, I'm both pleased with self and to hear it :)

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  4. Oh these two look good over the NYC. :-)

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  5. Each of the steps looks great! The purple base color particularly gorgeous, especially paired with Divage on top. That blue to red shift looks amazing! :D

    ~ Yun

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    1. You are always so sweet, thank you very much :)

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  6. Pretty Purple, but I love it with the layering!

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    1. I must admit that the layering did the trick for me too :)

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