This manicure was a happy byproduct of chance. I was feeling very uninspired yesterday – so much so that I pulled out all my Helmer drawers and sat there surround by nail polish and stamping plates for about 15 minutes and even at the end of that I had only managed to narrow it down to four plates and about twelve polishes. So I decided I would play around and see what happened before I decided on something. So I did some different layering skittles and I only had one nail left to stamp on so I had to test all the star colours in one spot and BAM, I had to have multicoloured stars suddenly. I did try China Glaze Awaken too but it was too dark.
So what you see here is three coats of OPI Ink (A blackened purple base with pink and purple duochrome shimmer, a stunner all on its own!), then a thin coat of Ozotic Pro 505 (A multichrome that shifts from pink to purple to turquoise to blue – the full effect was washed out a little bit by layering it over OPI Ink instead of black but I didn’t mind), then finally I stamped random stars from BundleMonster plate BM14 in China Glaze Devotion (a slightly lavender leaning silver metallic), Adore (cyan blue metallic) and Harmony (purple metallic). So now lots more photos for you…be warned there are quite a few!
Honestly I loved this manicure much more in the shade or artificial light than in the sun – I love how you could see the multichrome effect go right through from pink to blue in the shade – it made me want to call these twilight nails as it reminds me of as the sun goes down and stars come out. The shade photos just don’t do it justice but as anyone who has tried to photograph a multichrome nail polish will know, it’s really difficult to show every colour at once. I swear I stared at my nails for my entire train journey to the city last night, just flicking them back and forth between sunset and night-time colours!
In other exciting news, I have a week off work now so one of my main projects is to get some serious swatching under my belt while I have some sunlight hours available. The forecast isn’t looking great and my super haul from Nail Etc still hasn’t turned up which was to be my main source of swatching so for now I will rummage through what I have and weed out my untrieds for you all as this morning is gloriously sunny… I’m going to hit up my Nubar Duochromes this morning I think. What is everyone else up to for the weekend?