Saturday, July 14, 2012

Saturday's Special Effects NOTD

Currently watching: One Tree Hill

Good morning lovely ladies,

Today I would like to show you a simple but very effective manicure I did during the week using some special effects polishes.
 

 My first step was to paint my nails with two coats of Barry M Dusky Mauve, a dark brown with flashes of purple shimmer.


 As much as I like this polish, I always have difficulty deciding which colour would be suitable for stamping on top of it.


 So instead of stamping, I decided to use Max Factor Fantasy Fire to create sparks of colour that would be more obvious than the purple shimmer in Dusky Mauve.


 Then I decided that layering with one polish just wasn't enough so I added a coat of Essence Night in Vegas and wow, was I impressed with the flashes of red, orange and green that I saw with every glance at my nails.  I also loved how Dusky Mauve was transformed, under some lights, to a deep amethyst shade of purple.


What do you think girls?  What are your favourite polishes for layering and creating special effects?

Bye for now,
Laura

20 comments:

  1. Ooh, I love it! I think I may use one of my flaky nail polishes for my next manicure x

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  2. I like Dusky Mauve without - and with both layerings :)

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    1. The nice thing about it on its own is that it's really glossy :-)

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  3. I really like the layering! I have the Catrice Million Style series as my favourites for layering at the moment :)

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    1. Thank you! I've just looked for images of those Catrice polishes, and they look great :-)

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  4. Gorgeous layering!
    P.S. I also gave you "Por tu naturalidad" Award (read more on my blog post :) )

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  5. I love it with just FF. I'll have to try the combo one day!

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    1. You won't be able to stop looking at your nails all day ;-)

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  6. Oh wow hun that is a stunning mani! X :-)

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  7. This is really pretty! Love the depth the sparkles add to the color.

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