29 January, 2013

Layered mani feat. Ulta3 - Luck of the Irish

My dear Father-in-Law always says, "Blue and green should never be seen..." but I have to disagree.  I've always felt they complimented each other, especially seeing they are so close on the colour spectrum.

It was with this in mind I added a coat of Ulta3's green glitter topcoat Luck of the Irish over my base of BYS Alaskan Blue.  Because these polish shades are actually pretty close in intensity (and Alaskan Blue is a greenish blue!) the effect wasn't as dramatic as I'd hoped but the green glitter succeeded in added a little extra texture to the manicure - I really want to wear Luck of the Irish again over a very dark creme base to bring out its full effect.  A take 2 of this polish is definitely on the cards! 

All pictures were taken in cloudy conditions:




Until next time.

Vita :)

20 comments:

  1. Dear Vita, why do you always make nail polishes look so GOOD! I do like the look of the green glitter layered over the blue blue nail polish. It reminds me of ...turquoise marble effect sort of thing.

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    1. I love your description! And thank you *blushes* :)

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  2. Blue and green always look great together! I love the effect of Luck of the Irish!

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    1. They're made for each other really!

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  3. I feel like you did something similarly mermaid-esque recently, and I still love the vivid combination! Man, you are embracing summer :P

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    1. I'm squeezing every bit out of summer - one month to go and February is usually the hottest month too!

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  4. Gorgeous together!! Love this combo

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  5. I like the blue and green combo! Luck of the Irish almost looks like green sparkly jewels on top of the blue, so pretty!

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    1. The green glitter adds a little something to it, without taking away from the metallic aqua underneath. Thanks Stacey!

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  6. I think it looks very pretty, it remindes me of lakes <3

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    1. Very watery blue-green. I couldn't help myself - I had to buy a bottle of Luck of the Irish for my collection after I'd sent it to you. It's actually a pretty unique polish in my stash!

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  7. Looks almost wet, love the effect of these two together. I managed to find a bottle of Luck of the Irish (and pot of gold and over the rainbow!) but am still on the hunt for the rest of them. Looking forward to seeing this over a dark creme base :)

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    1. Have you checked the pharmacy in Bourke St? If not I could have another look for you! I'm very much looking forward to trying this over a dark base too :)

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  8. Looks like a gorgeous mermaid to me! SUMMER, I miss it so much!

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    1. Oh noooo... I feel like I'm cheating this year because I'm going to have TWO summers. I can't wait to escape Melbourne later this year when I head to Singapore and Hong Kong - Sorry, I think I'm excited already! :p

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  9. This looks fantastic! I love the mix in textures.

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    1. Thank you! On a random note I'll be contacting you to pick your brain on Mirenesse soon. :)

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