Posts tagged: duochrome

Surprise pink

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Rescue Beauty Lounge Halcyon is a gorgeous sage green with lots of shimmer. The application was smooth and easy and fully opaque in two coats. No issues to report. (And this one is still available as I type this…for NOW. But they are Limited Edition so if you want it, hurry!) It was difficult to capture the duochrome qualities of the shimmer but in person it’s not difficult to see at ALL. It shifts from pink to copper!

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Bad Apple 3D Arkansas is a blue duochrome with a shift to dark blue and purple. In its lightest it almost looks like turquoise, it’s very beautiful! I’ve applied one coat over China Glaze Tongue & Chic which is dark emerald/teal shimmer. The formula was easy to apply but not very pigmented. I would need three coats for full coverage so I’ve layered it over darker nail polish. Dark or black polish makes the duochrome effect to stand out much more and you’ll need just one coat of 3D Arkansas.

Cocoa

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I’ve seen good reviews of Pixi Nail Colour on the PolishAholic and Vampy Varnish, so I was eager to try it. But the price tag was a bit of a deterrent. At $8 for 7ml, it’s pricier than what I would expect to pay for a polish at Target. So I decided to splurge for one shade and picked out this gorgeous brown called Classy Cocoa.

Pixi Classy Cocoa is one of those shades that is classic, but also complex. It’s a rich cocoa brown with a warm shimmer and cool-toned/taupe undertones. It’s one of those shades that is hard to describe, but hopefully my swatches capture some of the depth of this polish.

Blurple

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The formula here is very easy to apply, a little thin as duochromes are. As I did with my original swatches, I’ve applied the colour over a plain black creme base – if you do it that way, you’ll only need one coat of colour, compared to 2 or 3 if you wear it alone. I’ve used 1 thick coat of Persian over Barry M Black, with top coat.

At some angles, the purple takes on a blurple quality

Atlantis is the new glitter topper released alongside Persian. It’s different from the glitters in the original collection – instead of shards, we’ve got hexes, diamonds, irregular shapes (the pink pieces are not something I’ve ever seen in polish before!) and a smattering of tiny hexes. I do love the colour combination of pink, purple, blue and silver, but it seems a lot more sparse than the originals. I’ve used 1 coat over Persian (with a bit of dabbing to fill gaps) but as you can see, it really needs some placement! It also needs quite a thick top coat to tame it down. 

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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.

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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!

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.

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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.

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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.