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Falling Leaves

I did two VERY similar manicures…one on each hand. Mostly because mutlichromes are fun and I at this point have too many of them :-p.

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The other mani is shiftier, and will go up next week so that I don’t bore you guys with the same manicure twice, more-or-less. This one, although it shifts less, I actually think I like better (and that’s unusual)! The colors came together really well.

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I started with a green multichrome base (this one shifts from an emerald green to a bright teal, and a deeper blue at steep angles) and then used advanced stamping (aka coloring in the design on the stamper) to add the leaves. Two of the leaf colors are multichromes, although the golden-brown one barely shifts (its mostly a gold to greenish-grey, but it was already a grey-gold to start with). The other one shifts from copper to brown, which is again, not a super big shift. I like it anyway!

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Colors:
~ Green: ILNP – Reminisce
~ Gold: Revlon – Hypnotize
~ Copper-to-brown: Born Pretty – 212
~ Gold-to-olive: Catrice – Genius in the Bottle
~ White: Sinful Colors – Snow me White
~ Stamp: BPX – L018

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I will admit to staring at my nails and moving them around trying to capture the right angles for these photos…but I just gave up and picked ones that looked pretty and glow-y instead. So, pretend that they can shift at least a little? Meh. Still pretty! Now if only it would COOL DOWN around here…it should not be 80 degrees out in Philly in mid-October!

Shifting Stained Glass

I feel like every time I want to use a lot of multichrome polishes I always think the end result will be prettier than it is. Don’t get me wrong, I find this mani quite pretty…just not as pretty as it could be if the colors shifted EVEN MORE.

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As it stands, I looks like I used 8-10 colors per nail when I only used 5. But it is hard to tell within one nail where each color is because they shift! But I wanted to play with them anyway so here we are. This happens every time I get a new multichrome :-p

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I have a separate post coming up that highlights the base polish here, so I’m not going to focus on it. Basically, I love shifty polishes and I didn’t have a golden copper yet.

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Its so hard to convince myself not to go buy more shifters! They are so pretty! But they are almost impossible to wear to the hospital (the polish is downright distracting), and since there are now SO MANY COLORS by SO MANY BRANDS I don’t even know which ones look the same or different anymore! No one owns them all (that would be crazy) so I can’t get a side-by-side 😦

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Colors:
~ Magenta/gold: ILNP – Masquerade
~ Blue/purple: ILNP – Birefringence
~ Copper/gold: Born Pretty – 212
~ Green/teal: ILNP – Reminisce
~ Gold/green: Catrice – Genius in the Bottle
~ Black: Sinful Colors – Black on Black
~ Stamps: BM – XL205, BP – L054

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Anyway, I hope you enjoyed! Maybe next time I’ll remember to stick to one or two shifty polishes, not a whole boatload 😀

Broken Water

Waterspotting! I don’t know if that’s what its officially called, but I like it. I’ve seen designs like this (where you spread the polish on water but spray it instead of marble it) for a while, but every time I saw them, they claimed you need to use spritz perfume to separate the polish. Then I wandered on a pinterest post where -low and behold- they used HAIRSPRAY! Now, that I have. And I never use. And it’s awesome 😀

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The mani that inspired this was doing a green multichrome-on-green creme design, so I did that on one of my nails and used my other varied multichromes on the others. Oddly…only the green really separated well and stood out from its base color! So now I know why they used green and I guess I’ll have to do this again with green-only. Oops!

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For some reason, Mutagen didn’t want to separate and Chic Reloaded separated too well. Maybe I should have just done all of them over black…or layered them. Hrmmm, thoughts for the future!

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Colors
~ Brown: Zoya – Louise
~ Gold multichrome: Catrice – Genius in the Bottle
~ Green: Sinful Colors – Last Chance
~ Green multichrome: ILNP – Mutagen
~ Blue: Maybelline – Midnight Swim
~ Blue multichrome: ILNP – Birefringence
~ Purple: Station – Happy Wine-y People
~ Grey: Sinful Colors – Muse
~ Grey multichrome: Essence – Chic Reloaded

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So yah, this is a bit odd-looking, but it was fun to do! Hairspray for the nail art win!

Cosmic Lightening – 31DC2014

The start of this “supernatural” mani is Masquerade by I Love Nail Polish. I am a huge fan of multi chromes, and I just couldn’t resist picking this one up in my last order! To avoid covering all of her loveliness up, I added some strokes of black lightening (with gold highlights). It looks so cool/creepy!

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I might also add that this was the mani I was wearing when the boy proposed. So this mani got featured (sneakily) earlier this month! It is ALSO my two-year blogaversary! 🙂 I should put together a giveaway, yes? Maybe when this challenge ends…

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Masquerade is a beautiful magenta – gold – green multi chrome. Opaque in two thicker or three thinner coats, self-leveling, not streaky, and AWESOMELY color shifting! I think the color shift might be even more pronounced than in my reigning favorite, Birefringence…mostly because the pink to green to gold is more striking than blue to purple to green.

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This was just a lot of fun to wear! Lots of colors and shiftiness 🙂

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Colors:
– Pink/gold/green multi chrome: ILNP – Masquerade
– Black: Sinful Colors – Black on Black
– Gold: Catrice – Genius in the Bottle

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Hope you enjoyed! Only two days left in the challenge. And then I DO NOT HAVE TO POST ON WEEKENDS ANYMORE!

Roses and Vines

I actually almost forgot I made this manicure. I discovered it in my nail art folder, and realized I had never posted it! This needed to be rectified, since I rather like this manicure!

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I started with a base of Catrice Genius in the Bottle, a stunning gold/blue mulitchrome. This might be my favorite multi chrome (after ILNP Birefringence). There are so many colors waiting to be discovered! The polish went on perfectly in two easy coats. Dry time was average. Wow effect was intense 🙂

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I decided to do a Robin Moses inspired manicure, involving roses and twirls. (Her’s was entitled Skulls and Roses, but I don’t like skulls and honestly, her art involves acrylic paint and I only use polish!) My accent nail was stamped with Bundle Monster 315 before the addition of roses.

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Although I don’t really like how the twirls came out, I am a big fan of the roses! This was my first time with roses…I might have to try again!

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Unfortunately, I don’t remember what colors I used for this mani. Oops. But I hope you enjoy it anyway!

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