I just couldn’t leave well enough alone, so I had to layer something over LA Girls Idol to give it a little more oomph for New Year’s Day. I started out with a coat of China Glaze Blonde Bombshell, which is pretty in its own right. The multi-sized gold glitter goes very well with the dusty blue.
I still wasn’t quite satisified, so I added a coat of CND Crimson Sparkle. That was too subtle, so I needed something more. The magic happened when I finally added a coat of OPI DS Original on top. Holy cow, this is one of my favorite manis to date! In strong light it has the most beautiful holo effect, with a smidge of glitter peeking out underneath. But in low light, the holo effect is more subdued, and it looks more bronze-y, slightly duochrome and very glittery. I’m swooning over here!
Quite a successful layering, if I might say so myself! I need to do this more often, experiment with layers and effects. Even if it doesn’t turn out perfect every time, sometimes you get gems like these and it’s all worth it.
I hope you like it as much as I do! Thanks for reading.
As you might remember, the Lynnderellas need to find their perfect underwear to shine (much like women in general, actually). These two are match made in heaven, Zoya Valerie and Lynnderella Very Pretty Vampire look like they’re made for eachother!
Let’s take a look at Valerie first. This is a beautiful purple with pink and gold sparkles from the 2010 Fire and Ice collection. Can I just say wow?! This is super pretty on its own, and it’s very easy to apply. I only needed one coat for this mani, but I think I would have added a second coat if I were to wear it on its own.
Now to Lynnderella’s Very Pretty Vampire. Lynnderella describes this one as multiple sizes of burgundy hexagons and squares in a dark blood-red base with scattered black and red multi-sized accents. It’s a gorgeous vampy glitter, and in my opinion it blows Deborah Lippmann Ruby Red Slippers out of the water! This is two coats over Valerie, and I’ve really fed it with topcoat, because it’s hongray! Three coats of Gelous and one coat of Seche Vite.
I’ve bought the Zoya from Nail etc., where the price is $8 a bottle. I’m sure you all know where to get Lynnderellas by now, but just to refresh your memory: these can be bought at Lynnderella’s blog whenever she opens her store (US shipping only, please follow the ordering instructions as stated on the page), or at Llarowe with international shipping starting in December. I don’t know the exact pricing at Llarowe yet, but I’ve heard that they will be $14 or $15 a bottle.