Gallery

  • Emily de Molly

    No Love Lost
  • High Elbow

    Crummock Water
  • Dots!

  • Pocket Money Polishes - I Want Candy

  • Pocket Money Polishes Magic

    Gradient: Chanel Paradoxal and Dior Waterlily
  • Emily de Molly - Serenity

  • Fellrunning

    Dryburn Moor
  • Elevation Polish - Opal

  • Darling Diva Polish - Serendipity

  • Derwentwater

  • Pocket Money Polishes - Summertime

  • Nail Lacquer UK

    Eat My Cake
  • Scofflaw - Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

  • Hodge

  • Chanel - Taboo and Peridot

  • Chanel - Bel-Argus and Azure


Monday, 15 April 2013

Experimental Layering - China Glaze Fortune Teller and Pahlish Bony Fingers

China Glaze Fortune Teller with Pahlish Bony Fingers
China Glaze Fortune Teller with Pahlish Bony Fingers

I was just playing around with a couple of my older polishes when I came up with this effect. Both are glitter polishes with black jelly bases; Fortune Teller has copper glitter and Bony Fingers white, silver and holographic glitters in various sizes. Both of the polishes also have a halloween theme, so probably a weird choice for April, but I don't think anyone should let the names of colours dictate when they are worn! China Glaze Fortune Teller was from their 2009 Halloween Collection; just for completeness, here is Scrangie's review and pictures of Fortune Teller when it was first released. Palish Bony Fingers was released for Halloween 2012, and is also discontinued now.

I started a mani with Fortune Teller, but I thought it needed something of a 'highlight' so I decided I would layer Bony Fingers through it. I did one coat of Fortune Teller, one coat of Bony Fingers then another coat of Fortune Teller. Fortune Teller must have a thicker black base than Bony Fingers, because the second coat of Fortune Teller almost drowned out the white, silver and holo glitters. Not a problem; I just added a further coat of Bony Fingers. A coat of Gelous and a thick coat of Seche Vite smoothed the whole lot out.

Here are some pictures at various angles and lights that show how well the glitters work together.

China Glaze Fortune Teller with Pahlish Bony Fingers

China Glaze Fortune Teller with Pahlish Bony Fingers

China Glaze Fortune Teller with Pahlish Bony Fingers

China Glaze Fortune Teller with Pahlish Bony Fingers

China Glaze Fortune Teller with Pahlish Bony Fingers
China Glaze Fortune Teller with Pahlish Bony Fingers

 I always think it's more fun to combine polishes and come up with something unique than just to wear polish straight from the bottle!
China Glaze Fortune Teller with Pahlish Bony Fingers
China Glaze Fortune Teller with Pahlish Bony Fingers


14 comments:

  1. Hi, I am a Poodle lover and also love nails! I just wanted you to know how much I enjoy your blog and have nominated you for a Liebster Award. I you want further. Now there is just a little that is required from you. Just stop by http://timeforpoodles.blogspot.com/2013/04/the-liebster-award.html to find out the scoop.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, that's so sweet of you. I'll need a bit of time to think of my questions and answers, but I'll do my post about this at the weekend :)

      Delete
  2. I like your thinking layer, layer layer. Awesome combo! :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. ive seen this colour before! it reminds me of fizzy coke!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It does rather! I hadn't thought of that!

      Delete
  4. this is wicked cool looking!! kind of halloweenie, but fine with me!

    ReplyDelete
  5. YES this is great, I love how Bony Fingers accents FT.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Replies
    1. Lol, yes, I like that description :D

      Delete