Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Before & After: Can duochromes do texture?


You know I've been playing around with textured polishes like crazy, particularly with Bee Polished's technique of painting over a textured polish. You might also remember that when I tested this with a holo, most of the holographic effect disappeared (although a little did remain). The next question I set out to ask about this technique was, what about duochromes? Do they lose their color shift when put over a textured polish, or do they preserve it?

I started out with Julie G Crushed Candy, the light purple splash of happy from the Frosted Gum Drops collection:

Julie G Crushed Candy

Look at that sparkle!

Next I layered one of my favorite duochromes over it, Zoya Adina, which has a stunning purple-to-green color shift to it. Here's how it came out:

Zoya Adina over Julie G Crushed Candy

Oh yeah, baby! the beautiful duochrome was perserved, now new and improved plus texture! This combination does cover up the glitter in the polish, since Adina is opaque, so you might want to do this with a non-glitter version, or not, as you wish.

I hope I'm not boring you with all this stuff about the textured polishes, but I'm having just a ton of fun with them. When I first heard about them, I didn't think they'd be that interesting, sort of a one-trick pony. But that has turned out to really not be the case, and I'm so glad I have some. :)

Thanks for looking! Peace and love,


  1. Looks awesome! These post are so fun to see too :)

    1. Oh good, I'm glad you're liking them! There has been a lot about textured polishes lately, lol...:)

  2. That's a nice idea... I have a couple of duochromes that just wait to be worn... why not over my current texture nails!? :D

  3. Whoa, that's funky! I'll have to try this.

    1. The possibilities have turned out to be endless! Definitely share with me if/when you try it. :)

  4. Wow. This is so cool! You are so creative, hun. Show us more!!


Make my day--leave me a comment!