Good evening! I hope everyone is having a great week so far. Mine has been a bit up and down, but it's starting to look a bit brighter. Especially with today's manicure! Check out this lovely, sparkly beauty!
Isn't it purdy? I was perusing my nail polish collection looking for a color I hadn't used in awhile and came across my bottle of Sally Hansen's Nail Prisms in Turquoise Opal. This polish is so lovely. I can't even remember when I purchased this line, but I know it's been several years; possibly close to 10 years! Despite that, the formula is holding up quite well. Turquoise Opal is a duochrome polish that changes from a vibrant green to an almost lapis blue to fucshia with golden undertones throughout. Do not ask me how one polish can do all that, just believe me that it does :)
For this manicure, I started with two coats of Milani Nail Lacquer 3D Holographic in 3D 510. In the case of 3D 510, I think "holographic" is a bit of a misnomer unless I'm misunderstanding the term. This polish has a lovely glittery finish with a lot of gold flecks accompanied by iridescent bits that flash blue to green to pink. However, there is no holo halo (as I like to think of it) and it looks to me just like a glitter polish albeit a very sparkly one. On top of those two coats, I sponged on Turquoise Opal again using the gradient technique by The Nailasaurus. I think I'm getting the hang of it and I really liked the result this time.
Here's another look. You can start to see the duochrome effect in this one. Try as I might this morning I couldn't get a good capture of the color here. I wanted to try again this evening but it's been stormy and dark here so it was a no-go. In any case, I hope you enjoyed my ramblings this evening and that you have a great one yourself!