Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Layering NOTD: China Glaze Blue Iguana over Misa Pour Me Something Tall And Strong & matte french tips

This was was originally meant to be a swatch of Misa's Pour Me Something Tall and Strong from the Misa Neons: Look On The Bright Side Collection. However, I ended up having to layer it because this polish disappointed me so much.

I'm not quite sure what I was expecting because I purchased this polish on impulse without looking at swatches or reviews (serves me right!), but complete sheerness, having to do at least 4 coats for opacity, a neon that doesn't dry as fast as it's neon cousins, etc... wasn't what I had in mind!!!
On the plus side, this blue looked perfect in the bottle, I still adore the colour itself (like a regal blue only much more fun and brighter) and I can successfully use it to experiment with layering. I just can't get over the sheerness and all that VNL even after 4 coats!

Cue China Glaze Blue Iguana! With another 2 coats of this wonderful medium blue shimmery foil with almost undetectable purple duochrome, also perfect for layering because of its semi-sheer jelly like base, the mani was rescued! After a thick coat of SV to dry up all these layers, here is the end result:





I then added some matte french tips using Orly Blue Suede. I thought the matte would complement the shiny nicely. What do you think?


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6 comments:

  1. I didn't really notice the tips because the other part is so pretty and shiny and shimmery! :)

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  2. @KarenD - Yes. It is very shiny and shimmery! When I took the first few pictures it looked almost like foil!

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  3. What a great colour. I love the subtle effect of the matte tips. :)

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  4. Thanks Vita & Imfeelingnail-venturous - I thought the matte tips were a nice way to seal off the mani too :)

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  5. Love this combo-so pretty together! I tried doing this sort of thing matte and shiny with OPI swimsuit and Orly BLue suede! So pretty!

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