Friday, July 22, 2011

Black Magic Friday

Happy Friday everybody! Have you ever walked into a store, saw a polish that looked absolutely GORGEOUS in the bottle, and bought it on the spot? Then, when you get home, so eager to paint the glorious beauty on your nails, experience utter disappointment? The polish is thin and almost invisible, and you feel as though you might as well have painted water on your nails? Well, this post is for you, my friend! All hope may not be lost! There is a well known trick/secret amongst the nail polish community, and that, is black nail polish. Yep, that's it! Just black lacquer! It doesn't have to be anything fancy, in fact, the cheaper [as long as it is opaque in two coats] the better, because the black is just the catalyst for your poor, sad nail polish to show it's true pop of color! Duo/Multi Chromes really benefit from the black polish trick. You can usually see every facet of color over black, and it really makes each shade stand out depending on the angle of your nails. 

Here are some examples of how black can transform different colors of polish. Unfortunately I don't have swatches of all of these colors on their own... I can make a swatch wheel for you, or you can google the colors and will mostly likely be able to see how they fare on their own two feet. I love looking at these pictures and seeing the magic transformation of colors that, on their own, are nothing special, but when layered over black, become a magic, enchanting display of razzle-dazzling beauty.

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(1) Essence Holographic 03 Blueray (2) Pure Ice Busted (3) Pure Ice Spitfire (4) OPI Sugar Plum Yum (5) Golden Rose Scale Effects 14 (6) Kleancolor Starry Meteor (7) Kleancolor Silver Star (8) Kleancolor Chunky Holo Black (9) Kleancolor Chunky Holo Purple (10) Color Club Magic Attraction (11) Color Club Wild & Willing (12) Misa Mega Margarita (13) Misa Denim & Lace (14) Orly Rock Candy (15) Sally Hansen DVD

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10 comments:

  1. This is awesome! thanks! I just bought Wild and Willing a few weeks ago and didn't love it after I swatched it but over black it's gorgeous!

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  2. Hey, where did you get your Golden Rose scale effect polish? It's really pretty! I tried looking for it on some websites, but I didn't see it available in the US anywhere (yet).

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  3. Wow I must try this with my sheers x

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  4. Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  5. Love this! Layering is one of my favorite things to do with polish and you've given me a few more ideas. :)

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  6. @Emma - I got in in a swap with a friend that lives in the Netherlands... Golden Rose is available in the US, but not their scale effects polishes... hopefully someday soon they'll be available here!!!

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  7. Sometimes I buy polishes that I know will suck JUST to wear on black :)

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  8. So pretty! I think 5 and 10 are my faves.

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  9. Not going to help in my case... I bought Wet and Wild in Night Prowl, expecting a vampy purple glitter, but instead got a watery black with barely noticeable glitter particles. :(

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