Posts tagged: copper

For the Emperor

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piCture polish Imperial is a vibrant neon people base packed with heavy blue shimmery flakes and small coppery gold hexagonal glitters. Pictures can’t do this one justice because it’s even more vibrant and beautiful in person. Definitely a must-own in my opinion.

The formula was pretty great; it was nice and creamy and two coats provided perfect coverage. It does dry down semi-matte due to the neon pigment, so be sure to add top coat if you want a shiny finish.

Like Turqouise

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For a glitter gradient, you want to use a glitter polish with a clear base that has a reasonable glitter load. Glitter polishes that are opaque on their own or that have crelly-base could work, but if you’re starting out, I would suggest a glitter topper in a clear base.  Glitter gradients can be very versatile.  They can be super subtle – soft pink polish with a gradient in a shimmering silver – or very bold – like the manicure I’m showing you today!

My base color is Milani High Speed Fast Dry Quick Teal.  I chose Jordana Glitters Copper Blaze for my glitter polish, which I forgot has a tinted base.  It gives this manicure even more of a cool gradient look and actually worked out quite well for the tutorial portion of this post because you can see exactly where I put the polish! =)  I finished the manicure off with two coats of Glisten & Glow HK Girl top coat.

From a copper mine

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Sweet Color W015 is a tinted grey clear coat loaded with shifting flakes.  The formula was smooth and easy to apply, but you will need to apply a base color for an opaque finish. Shown is one coat of W015 over China Glaze Queen B.

Rocks and Minerals

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Overall, I really liked these.  I love the idea of a collection where each polish has a different finish AND they all complement each other.  Application was easy, regardless of how the teal photographed, and I would definitely want more Liquidus in my life.

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Cygnus Loop is a purple base changing into dark purple, blue, burnt orange and underwater there are additionally gold and green gold shades. It is well pigmented so two coats will be enough for full coverage. in this case I have applied one coat over black. The polish is slightly streaky but it’s not that visible unless in the direct sunlight.