Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Can oil and water mix?

Hi Readers!! Lately I've been been obsessed with the OPI suedes.  I'm not sure what it is about a matte polish but they are rather fascinating.  The look weird and feel weird sort of like an octopus I guess.  I was working on some gradienting the other day--because I seem to have an addiction to them--and wondered if it was possible to gradient a suede or matte with a creme.  Turns out it is very possible.  Here's a pic before deciding whether to do matte topcoat or glossy over this
I decided to try matte and then glossy over it and after my first glossy finger I knew it was glossy all the way!  Pinkie is the only one matte here lol!
Right under the light--look at all that buried shimmer a suede has in it!!!!
I decided to glossy up the pinkie too and then of course stamp on it!
Isn't this pretty?  I stamped using a Christmas Ivy design on BM318 LOL!  It is totally a Christmas themed plate but I didn't care! It looks great!
And last but not least here's my latest ebay ring!!!

I love it! And it was $4 free shipping, can't beat that!

So how did I do this?? I gradiented using OPI Honk If You Love OPI and We'll Always Have Paris suede.  By putting the glossy topcoat over it the suedes buried shimmer really came to life! I think it looks like a scattered holo.  I stamped with my favorite Milani White On and used the trellis/ivy image on BM318.  I love this mani and of course it matched a work top lol!

Thanks for stopping by!! I hope you all have a fantastic day! 

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    1. Thanks Bri--I know these darks aren't your fave neons lol! I bought a blue neon yesterday and totally thought of you!

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  2. I love it with the design, Christmassy or not :D

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    1. I guess I could say Christmas in July LOL!

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  3. I've always avoided the Suede shades cause they looked a little... meh. But wow... top coat makes them into MAGIC!

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    1. Lindsey glossy topcoat over them gives you the most gorgeous sparkle! I love them with topcoat best!

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  4. oh wow this has worked really well - i love your obsession with finding new ways to gradient xxx

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    1. I might be committed for all this gradienting!

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  5. Laaaaauuuurie...I don't think gradienting is a work :-P

    ...but I guess, you're so good at it, you're entitled to make it one!

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