Posts tagged: turqouise

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Pretty & Polished Hybrid is a pale blue shimmer thermal that shifts to medium blue and then to purple when cold.  The formula was smooth and very easy to apply.  I absolutely love the triple shift in this one!   Shown is two coats of Hybrid.

Turquoise!

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Color Club Snakeskin as the base color, Color Club New Bohemian (turquoise), China Glaze Crushed Candy crackle on ring finger, and a little black and gold foil for my waterspot nail. I used rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle for the waterspot part, but maybe it wasn’t the most ideal alcohol-based product for the spritzing? I didn’t find it to break up the polish the way I wanted, but that could also be my unfiltered water. Rubbing alcohol was much better than that time I used perfume and my hand smelled crazy strong like perfume for days, because duh Emma, you put your hand into water drenched in sprays of perfume!

Congrats! :)

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Girly Bits Get Weaponized is a gorgeous teal linear holographic with flecks of iridescent purple and magenta.  The formula was rich and very easy to apply.  This was easily a one coater as well!

At the pool

China glaze towel boy toy

Towel Boy Toy is a very bright blue with subtle shimmer. It is a neon but it’s not as bright as most neons. The formula is a bit thin, so three coats are definitely required to get an opaque color. Because this polish is a neon a shiny top coat is definitely required! I used Rush 60 Second high shine top coat.

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Layla Ocean Rush 2

For my base on this I tried out Essie Matte About You. I’ve heard from a lot of people that matte top coats are good bases for difficult holos. While that may be true for some holos it is not true for these Layla’s. It completely killed ALL the holo, like it just ate it right up. If you have these Layla’s I suggest staying far far away from Essie Matte About You as a base coat.

Zooming

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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.

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.

The Queen

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Today’s manicure incorporates three beautiful Darling Diva polishes from the Queen inspired collection (reviewed here). All three are duochromes with holographic particles in them so it’s given that they look stunning. I have used a striping tape to help me get straight lines and Seche Vite topcoat to seal the design. The shades used are: Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Bohemian Rhapsody and Killer Queen.

SAUL!

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I’m excited I can finally show you Cadillacquer Breaking Bad Collection! I love Breaking Bad and unpacking these polishes and finding out their names felt like Christmas! Even my boyfriend stayed throughout the whole process just to find out all the nail polish names :D Anyway…

Better Call Saul! bright blue shimmer with holographic particles. It applied easily and is a bit streaky but nothing major. I’ve applied two coats and topcoat.

As if in space

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You Are NOT My Nemesis has a clear base with blue shimmer, silver and teal hexes and large teal diamond shaped glitters. This is two coats over Essie Licorice. Check out that shimmer. Very pretty! It makes the black base look navy blue! I love that effect.

Glam Nail Art

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Stamping Plate: Red Angel RA102 Base Colour: Glo Baby Glo (from Primark) in Yes Cyan! Stamping Colour: Barry M Gold Foil Studs from Born Pretty Store Top Coat of NYC