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Layering: Curse of the Shimmer Beetle

Orly Mysterious Curse, Hard Candy Beetle, NYC Shimmer Blast

Layering with Orly Mysterious Curse and Hard Candy Beetle

Orly Mysterious Curse, Hard Candy Beetle, NYC Shimmer Blast

Layering with Orly Mysterious Curse and Hard Candy Beetle

Layering with Orly Mysterious Curse and Hard Candy Beetle

Orly Mysterious Curse, Hard Candy Beetle, NYC Shimmer Blast

Layering with Orly Mysterious Curse and Hard Candy Beetle

Orly Mysterious Curse, Hard Candy Beetle, NYC Shimmer Blast MACRO

Polishes Used:

1 Coat Beauty Secrets Ridge Filler
3 Coats Orly Mysterious Curse
1 Coat Hard Candy Beetle
1 Coat NYC Shimmer Blast
1 Coat Orly Mysterious Curse
2 Coats Hard Candy Beetle (Gradient)
1 Coat Borghese Clear Coat
1 Coat Seche Vite

So, you might be saying... whoa, that's a lot of polish. And... you would be right. But look how preeeeetty it is! Seriously... is there anything better than layering duochromes with duochromes and adding sparkles for a completely unique look? Everything about this layering changes depending on your viewing angle.

Mysterious Curse is a gorgeous purple packed with blue shimmer. Beetle from Hard Candy is a fuchsia/red/copper/yellow duochrome. It's actually quite complex. I even noticed a little flash of yellow-green. NYC Shimmer Blast is a super-fine multi-color shimmer that added a lot of cloudiness to the layering. So much so, that I had to cover it up with a coat of Mysterious Curse, and was kinda glad when it got eaten alive. Then I got the idea to do a messy, sparkly gradient, and Voila! Curse of the Shimmer Beetle was born... :)

In other news... I may have recently hit the 300 mark in my stash (woohoo!), but this layering made me realize that my collection needs a whoooole lot more polishes like Beetle. I really like the complexity of duochrome polish, and I loveLoveLOVE the amount of sparkle that's packed in it... 'cause, you know... me and the shinies = Lurve. :)

What do you think of this layering?


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