I always thought OPI Man of La Mancha and La Boheme were amazing on their own but since I’m going to Vegas, I wanted to put something pink over black… so this magic happened!
Man of La Mancha over black!
Tag Archives: duochrome
Ozotic Pro 505 vs 506
These can be hard to tell apart because I found there is only one flash angle where they differ.
They look the same to me at most angles. Here is 506 on index and ring, 505 on middle and pinky (over black, of course!):
(Bottle is 505)
Here are the two in the bottle… 506 on top, 505 on the bottom:
But this is the reason why 505 is my favorite! I prefer the greenish blue flash in the 505 over the midnight blue flash in the 506.
I’m holding the 505 in this picture so you can really see that gorgeous teal-ish flash toward the top of the bottle and on my middle nail:
So it just depends on what shade of blue you prefer if you can’t decide between the two of these. 🙂
Hits Mari Moon – Unconventional (and wordpress dropping GFC?)
This one is SO awesome! I love that its a work-friendly polish too because all of the colors it flashes to are normal colors like purple, red, plum, magenta… so I can wear it all I want without wondering if it’ll be appropriate in a meeting with military folks and everything. 🙂
At the least red angle, it looks like a dark plum purple. I just think this is so gorgeous.
I heard that wordpress blogs aren’t going to be able to use Google Friend Connect anymore soon! Is that really true? Mine is a wordpress.org blog… I actually moved mine from wordpress.com to self hosted wordpress.org so that I could use Google Friend Connect. ha!
So either I’ll have to figure out another change, or a lot of us bloggers are on wordpress and we’ll all move to bloglovin’ instead anyway?
If so, I added bloglovin’ following on my sidebar so we can get going with that. I’ll look for yours on bloglovin’ too so I can add yours there.
I love how this one shows your follower count, although right now mine is 6 so its a sad little cute number. haha
(Just when I thought wordpress.org gave us all complete freedom! Argh.)
I keep wanting to make a “My favorite things” video for you guys and see what yours are so I don’t miss out on other awesome stuff… I was going to include nail products but also hand and cuticle stuff and even fragrance, hair products, eye shadow and lip gloss. I’ve never even made a video that shows my face! Maybe I won’t be such a stranger. 🙂
GOSH – Purple Heart
I love these oil slick nail polishes. This one is called Purple Heart.
It has a nice powdery dark plum color on the nail, but in the bottle, it really shifts from purple, to green, to a whole oil slick palette on the outsides. See?
I want to do another giveaway soon! I thought it was really fun to choose 2 winners and send them something they chose out of a list so I know that they’ll be loving what they get. I think I’ll get a few really good ones together and ask you what your favorites are… then pick 2 winners and do my best to send them most of the ones they listed. I have 299 followers, so a 300 followers giveaway will be a good reason to have one! 🙂
I just saw this post and oh holy crap, my trying not to buy more polish plan is going to go right down the toilet. I have to have Chanel April, and China Glaze Magnetix!!!!
Also, I’d just like to say that I officially like the Harmony Gelish hybrid gel system more than the CND Shellac! It just works so much better for me in terms of how long it lasts and how well it seals around the edges.
That is all!
Ulta – For Bitten
This one is so gorgeous. In the bottle, it has the oil spill effect where it has halos of different colors like red, brown, orange, purple, red.
It comes out purplish reddish brown on the nail, and in the sun it is so dazzling!
Orly Space Cadet vs Claire's Venemous
A lot of people say that these are close to being dupes. Sometimes I’d see swatches of them together and they did look similar so I was confused and had to do it myself! Plus, I wanted to show the awesome missgreencurry, who sent me Space Cadet. 🙂
I know they have a similar eggplant to olive type of effect, but to me they always looked pretty different. My swatch really showed how different they are.
Space Cadet on index and ring fingers, Venemous on middle and pinky:
They look awesome in the bottles!
I guess if you love duochrome that has a purple to green shift, then these are both similar and both awesome, so I can see the comparison, but some swatches like this one from stephscloset make them look like almost exact dupes, that’s where I got confused. Maybe at a certain angle they do look alike!
If you want to see some awesome close-ups of Space Cadet, I love this post on lacquerized.com! (Her blog is sooo amazing by the way if you haven’t seen it, I always thought her pictures and swatches were the best quality by far!)
Sally Hansen Prisms – Pink Opal
I have this on my MUA swap list, so someone asked me to swatch it for them over white and over black.
I didn’t have my black handy so I used China Glaze’s Concrete Catwalk since its pretty dark!
It doesn’t look as great over white, but it is awesome over black! It really shifts from pink to green. It stays pink most of the time, its only green at a certain angle…
I just got Ozotic Pro 506 finally… I’ve had 505 but it was more blue than teal, so I’m excited to swatch a comparison here pretty soon!
BB Couture – Wire Stripper
I have 2 more BB Coutures for this week. This one is Wire Stripper!
It seems to shift from purple, to a warm sparkle. By warm I mean not really gold or green, but somewhere in the middle, maybe pewter?
I love how its dark, glittery, sparkly, duochrome… can’t go wrong with that. 🙂
Claire's – Poison Apple
I hear this is a dupe for MAC’s Bad Fairy, but I haven’t tried that one myself.
This is a neat duochrome polish with warm colors that shift from red to copper. Its a thin foily texture!
I gave everyone an extra day or so for The US Essence @holographics giveaway and I’ll pick the winner tonight!
Essence – Absolutely Stylish
I have seen this bottle in online shops so many times but I had no idea what was inside!
Its a dark brown, but it has these duochrome flakes inside that shift from pink to green…
Isn’t that pretty!?
If you like it, grab it next time… it just looks like plain brown, but its the coolest color, in my opinion, of their regular line! 🙂
Anna Sui Polishes
I really only bought these because I had to have the bottles… aren’t those so precious!?
Then I was surprised by the polish! I didn’t know this was one of the features but it smells like roses!!! It smells so good!
This one is called Snow (or 013). It is a sheer, shimmery white with some flashes of red and I think I notice a little flash of blue too?
Even the top of the bottle looks like a rose!
This is the 2nd one I got. It is called Sky (or 107). It is blue with glitter and large square chunks of silver glitter too!
You can get these online at Urban Outfitters or of course you can search on ebay or for a swap!
No Miss – Everglades Eggplant
My fiance drove me up to Whole Foods so I could jump out and buy my yogurt and coffee cream that only they have. I was like “I’ll be fast, just drop me off and circle around and I’ll be right out…”
Of course the nail polish racks caught my eye as I ran past the beauty section! What is my problem? haha!
Anyway, so this is what I grabbed! It was about 7 or 8 dollars, and this brand is very proud of how healthy their formula is. It sure is really awesome and lustrous! It changes between purple and rose, and some shots of the bottle even show another few colors if you look around the edges.
This shows the name of the brand, in case you want to look them up!
Here are the ingredients that they proudly display!
In complete shade, it does look more eggplant-colored, but it doesn’t take much light to really show off the different colors it has!
I’d say its a winner, wouldn’t you? 🙂 They had a lot of other colors too!
Target Exclusive Nicole by OPI polishes and news on the Zoya Earth Day promo!
The Zoya Earth Day promo starts as soon as their baby chick video gets 20,000 views, so let’s all go see it!
I just ordered 28 color spoons so I’ll be ready to order some I haven’t tried yet. I definitely have a lot of polish I can send in! I didn’t do the previous earth day promos, so I’m really excited! You just send in any polish bottles you don’t want and you get a Zoya in return for about 3 dollars a bottle. I’m not sure what the price will be this year but we get to find out as soon as the video has enough views.
Anyway, I did a custom purchase for one of the really awesome swappers I’ve met on makeupalley.com last week. She moved to Switzerland and can’t get any of our Target Exclusive Nicole polishes, so I got
You’re S-teal the One, Iceburg Lotus, Sea How Far You Go, and Make a Comet-ment for her. I didn’t want to swatch them on my nails since I got them brand new for her, so I just did a quick swatch on a clean, new nail wheel so I could show them off.
I did each of these 4 polishes as one coat on the left side of the wheel, and then 3 coats each on the right side of the wheel. The colors are really duochrome-ish and the Comet-ment one is like a holo. Aren’t they pretty?
You’re S-teal the One, Iceburg Lotus, Sea How Far You Go, Make a Comet-ment
There were other colors as well that were just as awesome, you should check them out if you’re near a Target!
My favorite duochromes
At least for right now, my favorite duochromes are Nailtini Amaretto Fizz and Borghese Stellare Notte!
It was REALLY hard to photograph Stellare Notte. If you hold the bottle, you see a purple halo around the outside of the bottle and straight on is a gorgeous blue/green color. It looks just like those pretty oil spills in the parking lot. haha!
From far away I just thought it was black, but it is so stunning, you’d just have to see it in person!
Here is Nailtini Amaretto Fizz! It looks purple/burgundy straight on but in the sun, it is a gorgeous rich brown!