Sunday, May 5, 2013

Sunday's Special Effects: Layering Indian Ocean

Currently listening to: Sincera by Josh Groban 

Good morning dear readers,

Today I'd like to show you a layering manicure I did using Kiko 338 as my base.


I love this shade, it's so pretty.  Although when I put it on I did wonder how similar it was to Essie Bikini So Teeny.  A side-by-side bottle shot shows they're similar but not identical as the Kiko polish is more lavender toned than Bikini So Teeny and doesn't have any silver shimmer in it.

[On a side note, I'm actually really disappointed with Bikini So Teeny.  The first time I wore it, the colour was really patchy.  I blamed my top coat, which was blue, for darkening the colour in some areas but actually the problem is with the Essie polish.  I'm not sure whether I got a bad bottle or whether this is a fault common to Essie.  Does anyone know?]

 My next step was simply to add a coat of Models Own Indian Ocean.

 This isn't a polish I wear often because, apart from blue shades, which I don't wear a great deal, I'm not what other colours to wear it over.  However, it does create a really pretty shimmer effect.

What do you think girls?  How else would you wear this polish?

Bye for now,


  1. Amazing combo! :)

  2. Oooh, that's really pretty! ^^

  3. That's a really cool layering!
    Have you tried Indian Ocean over a purple? I love its shimmer!

  4. That's the first time I've liked Indian Ocean, gorgeous combination x

  5. Really beautiful, I'd definitely wear it :D x

  6. WOW - that is a pretty layering - I haven't had any problems with my Essie Bikini So Teeny...

    1. Thank you. I think the problem with my Essie is that it doesn't have one of those silver balls in it to make the polish mix. My other Essie polish does and that's fine.

  7. Love the colour base but the top coat is awesome!



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