Posts Tagged ‘Duochrome’

Models Own – Golden Green

Sunday, November 18th, 2012

Golden Green from Models Own (the Beetlejuice collection) is a polish that I hadn’t tried until a couple of months ago. I don’t understand why I waited so long, it’s gorgeous! As the name implies the base color is a golden green, and it shifts to a deep grassy green. This is three or four coats with Seche Vite on top.

My cuticles looks awful on these photos so I’ve tried to blur them a little, don’t know if it did much of a difference though.

I’ll definitely be wearing this one again!

Ozotic – 505

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

It’s Halloween today, but unfortunately I haven’t had time to do anything fun with either nails or makeup today. But I have an enchanting polish to show you at least. I started out with one coat of the black Camelot from A England (and a coat of Seche Vite), and then I applied one coat of Ozotic 505. And look at the magic that appeared! This is truly a multichrome polish, shifting between teal,blurple, purple, burgundy and copper.

Behold the beauty:

The final shot was taken in sunlight to show the shimmer:

I think I’m in love…

And with this I wish you all a Happy Halloween!

Boo! =)

Models Own – Aqua Violet

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

Wow. That’s the one word that describes how I feel about this polish. As the name implies, Models Own Aqua Violet is a duochrome that shifts between an aqua color and purple. And the color shift is pretty strong! I wore this in January so I don’t remember any details, but I think I applied four thin coats and then Seche Vite.

Now, let’s just sit back and adore this beauty:

Orly – Out Of This World

Thursday, March 8th, 2012

I’ve had this polish for quite a while but I didn’t try it out until about a month ago. Out Of This World is one of the polishes from Orly’s Cosmic FX collection, and it’s a dark purple polish with a cool toned gold duochrome shift. I’ve applied four thin coats + Seche Vite, since the base is a bit sheer I think it gives it that extra depth to do one more coat than usual.

The duochrome effect isn’t that strong, but I think you can still see it in the photos. All of the photos are taken in daylight:

I think this one is a real beauty even if it’s not the star of the collection. It’s dark and vampy, and the lighter color shift makes it quite interesting. I think Cosmic FX may be one of my all time favorite collections!


Chanel Péridot

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

And here it is, my first Chanel polish ever, the golden/green duochrome Péridot. Kicks has been having a 20% sale on nail polishes so I just couldn’t help but bringing this one home with me.

I applied three thin coats with Seche Vite on top, it was pretty easy to maneuver, though I did get some faint brush strokes. It would probably have gone better if I had seen what I was doing in the poor lighting.

It’s not easy photographing without any natural light, but I’ve tried my best to show the different faces of this polish. The colors go from a reddish gold, paler gold, to green, and last to a blue/teal shade. First some photos without flash, in indoor lighting:

Yes, there’s a kitty hair hiding in the photos, please ignore it if you find it =)

A bit blurry photo, but you can see a bit more of the green shade.

And the next two photos are with flash under my desk lamp:

The next photo is without flash, also under the desk lamp. I think I managed to capture the blue shade pretty well here, it’s only seen in more extreme angles:

And last, a photo I just took in the kitchen:

I hope you can excuse the photo spam of poor quality.

I also wanted to try and film it, I don’t know if it’s of any use or just crappy. The lighting is bad and the autofocus is far from perfect for filming, but at least you can see the color shifting:

Ooops, I forgot to edit out the sound! Well, it’s my first YouTube upload so I’m just a total noob at this thing =)

Zoya Adina

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

I’ve had this polish for over a year and haven’t used it until now! It’s the purple/green duochrome Zoya Adina, and it’s absolutely lovely to look at. To be honest I’m not sure how many layers I did, but probably three or four plus top coat (a sticky Seche Vite). I found the formula to be a little thin, but easy to apply. I wish I could have snapped some better pictures of it, but these will have to do.

In natural light. Looks like I got some shrinkage going on.

With flash.

Weird angle in natural light, here it looks more like a plum purple. Do you see my tiny thumbnail?

I’ve been quite absent from the blogging for a while, I hope I’ll have time to stock up on some fun things to show you on my vacation, which is only two weeks away now.. and I wouldn’t mind spending some time like this:

Lazy Lakrits

The Show Must Go On!

Sunday, February 27th, 2011

I only got Let Me Entertain You from OPI’s Burlesque collection at first,  but after seeing all the lovely photos of The Show Must Go On! I just had to get this one as well. Even if I prefer LMEY I’m glad I got this one, if just for the name (it’s one of my favorite Queen songs!).

I applied three coats and then Seche Vite. I can’t say I love the OPI brush as I find it a bit too wide, but it’s still quite okay for application. I had a hard time photographing it but I managed to take some quick photos in the morning sun.

I think this is described as a pink shade, but honestly I think it looks more like bright red for the most part. But here you can see both red and pink.

Here you can clearly see the orange/gold tone of this polish.

The duochrome effect isn’t that strong in “normal” angles, but it does make it a little more interesting. I think what I like the most with this is the shimmer, it’s gorgeous!

This photo is taken inside with flash, to try and capture how sparkly TSMGO is.

Galaxy Girl

Friday, January 7th, 2011

This is my very first polish from Orly, Galaxy Girl from the Cosmic FX collection. I’m really loving the rubber cap! It’s a little hard to describe the color, I would say it’s a dark reddish purple with purple and teal glass flecks in it. The blue/green duochrome effect is very visible in the bottle, but not as much on the nail. Still, it’s a very nice polish, I get a vampy/gothic feel about this one. I ended up with four layers, and topped it with Seche Vite.

Photo taken outside in the shade.

In direct sunlight you can see the beautiful shimmer, but the duochrome effect is almost gone.

I need more Cosmic FX!

Zoya Ki

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

I wore Zoya Ki a few weeks ago, but I haven’t got around to fix the photos until now. This is my first Zoya polish, and I’m in looove! This is a shimmer polish with a beautiful duochrome effect, the base is a dark purple and changes into green in certain angles. I would say the colors are a little dusty, but in a good way! When I first put it on I didn’t see much of the green, it does need the right lighting for it. But I think I managed to capture it in these photos. I have no top coat on, only Seche Base and probably three, four layers of the polish (my memory sucks!). I’m pretty sure thought that I didn’t have problems with the drying time.

On my index finger you can see a third shade, dark brownish something.

This photo shows some more of the green shade. It was so cool to have one hand look purple, and the other green at times =)

I really need some more duochrome polishes in my collection, I have Zoya Adina which I haven’t tried yet, but I think it will be a favorite, too. Do you have any favorite duochromes?

Punk with added bling

Saturday, September 18th, 2010

Another excellent polish from L. A. Girl, Punk from the Rockstar collection. A dark blue color full with shimmer. It has some duochrome action going on as well, it shifts a bit to purple in certain angles. It’s quite subtle, but If you look for it you’ll definitely see it! I think I applied four coats to get a real depth in it, and it was fairly easy to work with.

As you can see it’s very glossy, no top coat was used here.

Hopefully you can see some of the purple in the second photo (click thumbnail for larger image!).

Also here you can see a hint of purple to the left.

After wearing this for a few days I felt like doing something more with it, so I pulled out a Depend polish that’s just been sitting in my drawer for a year without being used. The number is 155, and it’s a sheer pink jelly, with silver glitter and flakies in it.

Even more duochrome! The flakies change color between salmon pink,  yellow, and green. I think you’d get a similar result with Nfu Oh 48.

So what do you think? I think it was a pretty fun combination.