I've got day 6 of the #31dc2014 to share today, which is violet nails. Violets are more than one shade on the same flower and so are my nails. I did my nails later in the day than yesterday because I really didn't want to take off my blue mani - I'll definitely have to do that technique again. Back to violet...
I came across a gorgeous deep violet purple textured polish in my stash that I hadn't worn before and knew I wanted to use it, but I've already used a textured polish as the main color in a previous mani in this challenge. So I went digging some more and came across a pretty light violet-lilac purple, also untried and proceeded to figure out a way to combine the colors.
I started with 2 coats of Formula X Hocus Pocus (no base coat - it didn't apply correctly when I tried to use one). After letting that dry a few minutes, I opened up Julie G Sugar Plum Fairy (texture) and dove in, having no particular goal in mind. I ended up with 3 diagonal stripes on each nail, free-handed with the polish brush (tape could have been used for more precision).
Formula X Hocus Pocus is a Holograms finish, which I believe I found at TJ Maxx earlier this year. Any brush strokes that were first visible while the polish was wet disappeared once it dried. The holo-effect isn't super strong, but that's ok. Maybe it'll come out and show itself in the daylight tomorrow.
This application is different, and I like it. The whole point of doing a challenge is to try more things rather than just painting a simple coat of polish, right?
Do you prefer your holo polishes to be linear, scattered, strong or mild?
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