Sunday, March 11, 2012

Flakey layered over flakey?

Hey everyone~So, what do you get when you layer a flakey top coat over a flakey filled polish? Lots and lots of flakies, of course! And while I'm a huuuuuuuuge lover of flakies (♥♥♥), I'm not actually sure I like this end result *shockhorror*

I started off with two coats of Orly Fowl play, which has beautiful blue-orange-red shifting flakies in a plum jelly base. I proceeded to add one coat of Nubar 2010 over it, but didn't like how the denser green-yellow-orange flakies over powered the base. So I decided to layer one thick coat of Australis Speck-tacular to re-emphasise the base flakies. I don't think it really did much seeing as Speck-tacular has really sparse flakies. And because of that, I still think 2010 looks too overpowering and makes the mani look a little...ugly. Definitely has to do with 2010 - maybe it just isn't meant to be with Fowl play.

fowl play and flakies1

fowl play and flakies2

fowl play and flakies3

While I consider this a fail layering, I'll be trying more flakey layerings in the future...I just need more different flakey polishes first! What do you think, is this too much? :P

Thanks for reading.
~Sharon

12 comments:

  1. This some how reminds me of snake skin - like scales on the nails. I think it would look great with a blue toned flakie. 

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  2. awesome color

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  3. I think it photographed beautifully but I know what you mean about Nubar 2010. After seeing gorgeous blog photos featuring that color I ordered it just a few days ago and upon receiving it realized it's a dupe for the Finger Paints Flashy that I already own. GrrRrrr.  It's pretty but in RL for me it is predominantly orange.

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  4. The snake skin look definitely has to do with 2010! I've actually layered it over a blue before ^^ 
    http://polishinfatuated.blogspot.com.au/2012/02/electrifying-maniwho-doesnt-love.html  Loooooooove! ♥

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  5. Ohhhh, I'd love to be able to get my hands on the FP flakey collection! Sooooooo many pretty and different flakies, well, minus the dupes I have of them already :P

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    1. Do you know of anywhere that you can still get the FP flakies? I fell in love when I saw them on a blog but by the time I saw the post I couldn't find them ANYWHERE!!! I've been trying to something even remotely similar. The only thing is sally Hanson diamond strength in glass slipper but its just not the same...

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  6. Thanks Lydia! :)

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  7. Holy cow that's stunning!

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  8. Awww, thanks! :D

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  9. I'm not sure, unfortunately :( I don't live in the US where it is definitely more easily accessible, despite it being HTF. Maybe try ebay or dusty hunting? :)

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