Thursday, March 3, 2011

My Favourite Polish Combination EVER - Purple / Green Duochrome

My nails are (usually) always painted. I'm not a huge fan of naked tips and I'm one who basically needs colour in my life, so it's no surprise that those colours tend to be on the bold side. Duo chromes are no exception to this rule, as they're basically my favourite colour effect of all time. That's not just limited to makeup - I have a real affection for cars (especially late 60's - 70's muscle cars) and at a car show a few years back there was a 1970 Dodge Challenger with this AMAZING pink and gold duo chrome paint job. Ever since then I've dreamed of owning a pretty duo chrome-y Mustang :D
Anyhow! Back to nails, haha.
I've found the best way to get some really cool duo chromes is to layer a sheer, shimmery polish over a creme or more opaque shimmery shade. Thus was the case when I created this manicure right here (Please excuse my slight tip wear, work is rough on the nails)

Amazing, don't you think? More pics and how I created this look after the jump! :)

Seriously, photos do NOT do this polish combination justice, it's that intense. I had such a hard time trying to capture the true quality of the colours, but none of these pictures got it right. 

To create this manicure, I first applied two coats of Milani nail lacquer in 119 Totally Cool. Here's what it looks like:

Once the polish dried completely I went over it with a thin layer of Sinful Colors in Let Me Go.

After that's dried you'll want to protect it with a nice top coat. I used Seche Vite fast dry top coat.
What I love about this combo is that Totally Cool already has an amazing purple-gold glass fleck that just barely shows through the top layer of Let Me Go, making this finish even more alluring. I tried to get a nice closeup of the effect, hopefully you can see what I'm talking about haha:

See the flecks? So pretty :)
Anyhow, I hope you enjoyed my gushing of duo chromes. If you have any really cool combination suggestions, tell me about them in the comments!
Till next time <3


Lillian Funny Face said...

Gorgeous mani! I love duochromes too, they're just so fancy and beautiful :)

Sue said...

i like this a lot

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