Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Before & After: Dragon's Fire

(Nothing to disclose)

Hello!

Oh, man, I'm so excited about this polish and this manicure. Flakies, Flakies, Flakies!!

Take a look at this warm, glowing, happy lovely, LynBDesigns Do I Look Like A Frolicker?:

LynBDesigns Do I Look Like A Frolicker?
LynBDesigns Do I Look Like A Frolicker?

LynBDesigns Do I Look Like A Frolicker?

LynBDesigns Do I Look Like A Frolicker?
LynBDesigns Do I Look Like A Frolicker?


Wow, just wow, wow, wow. Okay, yes, I am a flakie lover, it's true. But seriously, isn't this like a campfire in a bottle?? Or at least pretty darned close?

From the moment I put this on my fingers, I knew I had to try a gradient with it, using a red flakie polish at the tips. If anything can make it look more like fire, that would be it.

So, I did a gradient with Hits Flamenco, a red jelly with gold flakes.

Then, inspired by the fire-look of it, I stamped a fire-breathing dragon from MoYou London's Suki 02 using Sally Hansen Rapid Red and Red-io Active:






The stamping is subtle, because I wanted it to seem like it was coming out of the colors in the gradient, and I didn't want it to be too garish. It showed up well in most lights, but my lightbox was so busy catching all the gorgeous flakes that the dragon receded a little.

I love this, and flakie gradients are now my new thing. The jelly polish and the light diffusion of the flakes makes the gradient so easy to do, and so beautiful to look at!

I think this is a great look for heading out of summer into fall. What do you think?

Hugs,
M.

4 comments:

  1. Woo, awesome! Love me some flakies! And combined with that juicy orange (and a dragon! A dragon!), this is just such amazingness. :)

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    1. Thank you! I'm thinking of doing an orange/purple gradient for Halloween (your favorite!) and I think I need to do a ninja v. dragon mani soon...:)

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