Posts tagged: duochrome

Supersonic

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Finally, we have Priti NYC String of Hearts, a steel blue to purple duochrome.  This is one of the strongest duochromes on the nail that I have ever worn!  String of Hearts is definitely in the same family as OPI Peace & Love & OPI and Essie For the Twill of It, but when comparing to the OPI, I feel like the Priti NYC polish is a bit less “glowy” with the shimmer and the magic comes from the base of the polish itself.  I prefer the Priti NYC!  I wore this as a full manicure last weekend, and no matter the lighting, the duochrome was visible and beautiful!

Sigma Delta Tau

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In addition to being for a great cause, I think OPI Girls Achieve Grapeness is a gorgeous color! In the bottle, it looks like it gives a duochrome effect, which is very slight on the nail, but the color is packed with multidimensional shimmer.

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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.

Moss in the sun

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Today I’m going to be showing you all a Chanel Peridot dupe by Jessica called Iridescent Eye! Jessica is a brand I hadn’t heard of until recently and I was surprised to find is quite affordable.  You can pick up Iridescent Eye and many other Jessica polishes at Ninja Polish for $5.00 to $6.00!

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Oh, Spiderman

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Just Spotted the Lizard is a gold and green duochrome. I’ll say it once and I’ll say it again. I love an affordable dupe to an expensive polish. With that said, this is a dupe of Chanel Peridot. Very pretty and interesting color for any collection, and the formula was great too, three easy coats for full coverage.

almost Denim

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Today I have two amazing polishes from Dandy Nails on Etsy! This is two coats of Dandy Nails Parallel Universe with one coat of top coat. My photo doesn’t show the duo color as much as I would like, but this is a pretty aqua/lavender duo chrome polish! You can see the hint of lavender on the outer edges of my nails! It went on flawlessly.

Posh

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Red Queen Astatine is the most duochrome polish in this collection. The color you see in the bottle is generally how the other polishes look, with their respective color undertone (in the other pics, the bottle is tilted so you can see the shimmer). Red Queen Astatine is a white shimmer polish with a reddish-purple undertone. On the nail, Red Queen Astatine changes from orange to red to purple. This polish is named for the 85th element, astatine. The photos above show this polish layered over black.

Say it three times

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For your viewing pleasure today though is Models Own Indian Ocean from the new Beetlejuice collection, over CG Four Leaf Clover. I really liked it – even though it’s nothing like Aqua Lily, because FLC for some reason went really green with the Models Own over it (it’s still turquoise around the edges where it didn’t get coated…weird, given the MO is blue-based).

Electric Cinder

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This color is so amazing and so is the photograph!

I choose Orly Rock Candy to pair with OM’s “Cinder” pigment. Cinder is a dark smoky black with teeny tiny purple glitter flecks. This was actually the second franken I made with Cinder…the first being a FAIL. Not a huge fail, but still not what I wanted, and these pigments are so darn pretty they deserve nothing less than a 100% effort on my part! Rock Candy was a wise choice, and I only needed about a teaspoon of Cinder pigment.

Prom night

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I want to start reviewing entire nail polish collections as the come out! So today I am reviewing the Essie fall collection.

Amazing holo

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Mutagen – green multi chrome metallic. The base colour is rich green that changes into dark green, gold, brown-green, blue and purple. When I put my nail into a bowl of water, the colours were changing into blue, orange and pink. I’ve applied one coat of Mutagen over black but two coats by themselves are opaque. The colour is slightly streaky an dries fast.