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Thursday, 8 August 2013

Pocket Money Polishes Magic with Dior Waterlily and Chanel Paradoxal

Pocket Money Polishes Magic with Dior Waterlily and Chanel Paradoxal
Pocket Money Polishes Magic with Dior Waterlily and Chanel Paradoxal

This is one of Charlie's new August glitter toppers - it's called *Magic* and it really is a magic combination of colours! There's lime / neon green hexes and squares, some aqua holo hexes, dark satiny purple hexes and a nice smattering of tiny greenish-gold glitter in the background which pulls the whole thing together!

I wanted to use a base that wouldn't fight with the bright colour in Magic, so I decided on a gradient with Dior Waterlily and Chanel Paradoxal - these colours are darker and more muted shades of the colours in the glitters in Magic itself. I didn't get pictures of the gradient without the glitter - sorry - as I was being a bit lazy and didn't bother cleaning up until I'd finished everything! I used a damp makeup sponge to to the gradient; I painted my nails first with Waterlily, let them dry a bit, then I slopped a blob of Paradoxal and a blob of Waterlily onto a sheet of plastic then smooshed the colours together a bit with my sponge before dabbing them onto my nails for the gradient. When the colours for a gradient are as different as this, I think it's worth taking a bit of extra time and care to get the blending smooth - I'm pleased with how this turned out :)

Pocket Money Polishes Magic with Dior Waterlily and Chanel Paradoxal

Pocket Money Polishes Magic with Dior Waterlily and Chanel Paradoxal

Pocket Money Polishes Magic with Dior Waterlily and Chanel Paradoxal
Pocket Money Polishes Magic with Dior Waterlily and Chanel Paradoxal

Here's a macro shot of Magic in the bottle to show all the lovely glitters:

Pocket Money Polishes Magic with Dior Waterlily and Chanel Paradoxal

And a couple of macros of it on my nails:

Pocket Money Polishes Magic with Dior Waterlily and Chanel Paradoxal

Pocket Money Polishes Magic with Dior Waterlily and Chanel Paradoxal
Pocket Money Polishes Magic with Dior Waterlily and Chanel Paradoxal

I love the combination of colours in Magic. I've noticed with some indies that the first few colours that release are great, then they kind of run out of ideas and the polishes start to get boring. That doesn't seem to be the case with Charlie. This is her third collection, and the colours seem to be getting better and better. I've got a few more new ones to share in the next couple of weeks :D

I bought Pocket Money Polishes direct from Charlie at her Website; she makes quite small batches but she does restock regularly. You can follow Charlie on Facebook for more information about her polishes too. Chanel Paradoxal and Dior Waterlily are a couple of old stalwarts from my stash!

19 comments:

  1. Absolutely gorgeous combination! I am in a bit of awe over here.

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    1. pfft; your nails are always amazing :D

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  2. what a gorgeous backdrop to a perfect glitter - stunning!

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  3. OMG it is gorgeous. The colors are perfect together! I love it.

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    1. Thank you - I'm really pleased with how it turned out :)

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  4. This is such a cool, unexpected combo! It reminds me of Nickelodeon (slime!) and witches on Halloween.

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    1. BTW, you're rocking the new nail shape (and I loved the stilettos on you)!

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    2. Thank you - for both comments!!

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  5. Love the gradient and that glitter was made for it. I have the dior an the channel now I need that glitter! :)

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    1. Thank you! I believe she is planning some sort of sale in the US soon, so maybe you'll be able to grab a couple of her glitters :)

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  6. What a fun and interesting manicure! Lovely!

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  7. Love the gradient and the color combination!

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  8. Woah! This is magical! What a great pairing for a gradient and a beautiful glitter topping! And your photos are always divine! Thank you for sharing these photos.

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