Thursday, October 3, 2013

My Quest to Purge Polish Turns Into An Accidental Ombre!

Hello lovelies!

So I have been trying to be good and get rid of colors that are dupes and/or colors that I won't wear. I usually know if I will keep it as soon as I swatch it on a nail wheel (this is the first thing I do when I get a new polish) but have found that I actually need to try on a polish to know for sure.

So the other day I was looking at my nail racks (because these are on the wall next to my bed I do this way too often) I knew there were a few polishes I needed to try to see if I should keep them. These couple of polishes were also similar in color to some others I have so I decided to try all 4 of them together to compare. The following polishes were used in my test (2 coats of each, no top or base coat):

Colors by Llarowe Zipper on my index finger
Lacquer Lust Sky's The Limit on my middle finger
Liquid Lacquer The Rain Song on my ring finger
Aly's Dream Polish Tiffanytea on my pinky

On to the photos!

So based on the bottle I really thought that Zipper and Sky's The Limit were going to be dupes. And yeah they are close, but still different enough for me to justify keeping them both! They both apply like a jelly and were much more opaque than I expected them to be in just 2 coats! As you can see from the zoomed in shot the only difference really is that Sky's The Limit is a little darker and has a hint of green. They both have just about the same amount of scattered holo.

These 2 really aren't even close to being dupes but I wanted to include them anyways. The Rain Song is definitely more blue than Tiffanytea. The application was very similar with these too! Not at all jelly like, more of a creme application. The Rain Song was nearly opaque in 1 coat and Tiffanytea could have used another thin coat since there was just the teensiest bit of vnl but I'm sure I'm the only one that noticed.

I had my 4 fingers done and was admiring the colors when I realized I had created a beautiful ombre and just needed to add something to my thumb to finish it off! I almost used Enchanted Polish July 2013 but then realized A Little Fishy Told Me would be a better fit. Fishy applied like a dream in 2 coats and is so gorgeous in person!

In the end I decided that all of these beauties were meant to stay in my collection. I love them all and am excited to use each one in a full mani! This is my first ombre and I love how it turned out, even if it was unintentional!

What is your favorite light blue holo that I featured today? Have you ever created "accidental" nail art?


Brittany Raquel


  1. I love Zipper. I am hoping to get my hands on that one day.

  2. This is a gorgeous mani! I've been seeing a lot of swatches of Zipper lately and it's so pretty, I like it a lot.