Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Layering: The Mysterious Baby Motley

Here's a completely duochrome layering for your enjoyment... Duochrome glitter, flakies, and polish all mixed together in a GORGEOUS (if I do say so myself) layering!

Blurple Duochrome Flaky Layering
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Duochrome Flaky Manicure
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Blurple Duochrome Flaky Layering
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Duochrome Flaky Manicure
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Macro

Blurple Duochrome Flaky Layering
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I'm a little bummed that the sun wasn't out today. I really wanted to see what this manicure looked like in full-on bright sunshine! Despite the lack of sunlight, I got some GREAT pictures of this layering.

Polishes Used:

1 Coat Beauty Secrets Ridge Filler
3 Coats Orly Mysterious Curse
1 Coat Fingerpaints Motley
1 Coat Pure Ice Oh Baby!
1 Coat Fingerpaints Motley
1 Coat OPI Top Coat
1 Coat Seche Vite

Mysterious Curse is beautiful on its own. It's a blue/purple duochrome polish that is slightly sheer at one coat, but builds up to opacity quickly. I've had streaky duochrome polishes before, so I used 3 coats of Mysterious Curse and double-checked them under a lamp for streaks before moving on.

Next, I added a layer of Fingerpaints Motley, a blue/teal duochrome flaky polish. After that came Pure Ice Oh Baby, a blue/teal duochrome shimmer polish. Another coat of Fingerpaints Motley added depth to the mani. I added a coat of clear for shine and then a coat of Seche Vite to set it all in place.

Mysterious Curse is another polish that is hard for my camera to accurately photograph. From some angles it made it appear to be a flat blue, while other angles added too much red to the purple. Thankfully, Motley and Oh Baby photographed accurately.

I love how this layering turned out! Depending on which angle you're viewing my nails, you get a completely different look because of all the duochrome-y goodness. If you have these or similar polishes in your stash... you should totally give this layering a try! You won't regret it!!! 

What's your take on duochrome polishes?


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