Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Autumn Week - Literary Lacquer Gradient, Shiny .... and Matte

Hi Goddesses

Today's mani is one of my favourites I have done recently.  There's just something about the colours and the textures that works really well together.

This started as bit of idle curiosity when I was swatching the most recent Literary Lacquers collection.  I was entranced by the colours of I'm Drinking Stars (champagne) and Jack Rose (cognac), and how although different, they shared a common golden heart, and so I decided on a little gradient.

Because these holos are quite sheer, I didn't use a sponge, as I didn't want to waste my nectar lol.  Instead, I just used the polish brush and smooched the polish around a little.  

I love that actually, what I've ended up with looks just like an exaggerated holo, and you can't really tell where one ends and the other begins.

I then stamped using a Konad orange polish a Cheeky Jumbo Plate 4, aka Top of the Class.  I love this flower design - it's so bold and chunky, HOW WELL does that Konad fire off the holo base?

Loved it, super happy with it, couldn't stop looking at ... oooh, what's that ... oooh OPI Matte Top Coat .... hhhmmmm ....

And now I think I love it EVEN more.  There's something about the finish now that makes this look like an epic pair of drapes lol, or the pattern on an old, 1940s settee!

If anything, the colours look even more beautiful matte, and the stamping booms brighter.

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