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Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Nelly Polish *holo* in Burnt Copper and Night Sky


Nelly Polish Burnt Copper and Night Sky
Nelly Polish Burnt Copper and Night Sky


OK, I combined these two polishes in a gradient and I like it so much that's where I'm starting my post! I reviewed Nelly Polish Forest Holo the other day, and I mentioned I had a couple of others to try.......... well here they are! The are the same smooth, shimmery formula as Forest and two equally delicious colours. First up is Burnt Copper:

Nelly Polish Burnt Copper
Nelly Polish Burnt Copper


This is a rich copper shimmer with a touch of holo - just what it says on the tin really. Application is very easy, the polish is a nice texture (I got the ready mixed versions of all these; I'm too much of a coward to risk mixing my own polishes from dried ingredients, but you can buy Nelly Polishes in a dried format if you do fancy having a go at mixing) goes on smoothly. I used three coats and a coat of Seche Vite quick drying top coat to give it a good shine - Nelly Polish Burnt Copper dried semi-matte.

Nelly Polish Burnt Copper

Nelly Polish Burnt Copper
Nelly Polish Burnt Copper



There's no sign of any brush strokes, as you can see in my macro shots (second one in brighter sunlight):

Nelly Polish Burnt Copper

Nelly Polish Burnt Copper
Nelly Polish Burnt Copper


And here is Night Sky. This might be my favourite of the three, but I love blue nails.

Nelly Polish Night Sky
Nelly Polish Night Sky


On the nail, this one has a bit of a duochrome shift to purple in the sun, which I really like. As before, this is three coats with Seche Vite quick dry top coat to make it shiny......

Nelly Polish Night Sky

Nelly Polish Night Sky

Nelly Polish Night Sky
Nelly Polish Night Sky


And a couple of macro shots to show the shimmer in its full glory!

Nelly Polish Night Sky

Nelly Polish Night Sky
Nelly Polish Night Sky


Then I decided to play around with a gradient. Blue and brown is one of my favourite colour combinations, but since these polishes are quite sheer, I wasn't sure it would work so well, but I was very pleasantly surprised!  I applied the gradient with the two colours painted on a damp makeup sponge over a base of Nelly Polish Burnt Copper. I needed to go over each nail twice with the gradient, but the results were well worth the effort.

Nelly Polish Burnt Copper and Night Sky



Look how the blue and brown pigments blend into each other  - this shows up best in the macro pics...........


Nelly Polish Burnt Copper and Night Sky

Nelly Polish Burnt Copper and Night Sky

Nelly Polish Burnt Copper and Night Sky
Nelly Polish Burnt Copper and Night Sky


Over the copper, the blue tends to reflect a bit more towards purple, but I like that contrast a lot. I love these polishes, they are great on their own but especially fab in combination for a gradient!

These products were provided for my review; you can purchase Nelly Polishes direct from the maker Hilary at her Etsy Shop

14 comments:

  1. Love! Man that blue is amazing!!

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    1. Thank you! I love the blue one too :D

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    1. Thanks! The blue is definitely my favourite!

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  3. The blue is incredible , such shimmer and depth. I love !

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    1. Thank you. I really enjoyed wearing this!

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  4. OMG THIS IS GORGEOUS!!!! I love both colors on their own but together WOW!!! How about I just come over and you do that to my nails too! Goodness that mani is amazing.

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  5. What a pretty combination, very beautiful!

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  6. Wow these are stunning! I must try some! Love the gradient xx

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