Monday, September 1, 2014

Before & After: Interference Lead-lighting

Hello!!

So you know I've been playing around with the lead-lighting technique, looking to see what I can do with darker colors. One thought that occurred to me was to try some colors that normally have interference properties over black or other dark colors...so let's see how that comes out!

I started with this beauty from LynBDesigns, In Charge Of Fun, a forest-green jelly with a gold to pinky-purple duochrome shimmer:


LynBDesigns In Charge Of Fun
LynBDesigns In Charge Of Fun

LynBDesigns In Charge Of Fun
LynBDesigns In Charge Of Fun

LynBDesigns In Charge Of Fun
LynBDesigns In Charge Of Fun

LynBDesigns In Charge Of Fun
LynBDesigns In Charge Of Fun

LynBDesigns In Charge Of Fun
LynBDesigns In Charge Of Fun

This makes my heart go pitter-patter. The only thing I wish is that it was a little more opaque; this is three coats and I do still have a little visible nail line in some lights. But it's still a stunner.

I chose my polishes to complement the purple shimmer in the polish; I picked two that are normally nearly see-through if used alone, Pure Ice Rio and Sinful Colors Let Me Go:






Next I stamped using Sally Hansen Silver Sweep, and Cheeky Jumbo Plate 4, then used my dotting tool to fill in the flowers with my polishes:



Interference lead-lighting
Interference lead-lighting

Pretty flowers everywhere

Pretty flowers in my hair

Pretty flowers on my nails

I love the look of this. The Rio is not an interference polish, so you can see how it looks like a lighter purple over the silver stamping and a darker purple over the green part of the flowers. Let Me Go is an interference polish and shows strongly blue over the darker color, while showing no color over the silver. So pretty!

So what do you think? Do you like the interference effect of Let Me Go? Would you like to see more experiments with interference lead-lighting?

Hugs,
M.

72 comments:

  1. Awesome lead lighting design. I like that green base too.

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    1. Isn't that an awesome polish? I've never seen anything like it anywhere else...:)

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  2. Wow, this looks amazing! I love the base colour and the leadlighting worked really well over it :)

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    1. Thank you! I'm gonna play with interference polishes a little more. :)

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  3. I love LynBDesign polishes, she's got such great formulas and colors.
    This is such a cool idea, and beautiful mani!! I'm definitely going to have to try this out.

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  4. Such pretty flowers! :) A neat idea, and even better end result. Would love to see more.

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  5. Gorgeous! All of it! Those colors look amazing together, and I also have added another polish to my wishlist. <3 :)

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    1. Darling, why should you buy it when you can just steal it out of my drawer while I sleep?? :P

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    2. The doggie bit me the last time I tried that. She's very well trained. ;)

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    3. She knows how I am about my polish!! :)

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  6. That green polish is very unique! Your nail art looks great.

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  7. Your nail art is the bomb! You make it look very easy, which only tells me that it's probably not. Beautiful.

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    1. This one's not bad, really. Some of them are tough, but this one is intermediate, I think, lol. And thank you!! :)

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  8. So pretty! I wish I was this good at doing my nails.

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  9. I love the pretty flower accent too!

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  10. I've never tried a green nail polish, but it looks so cute!

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    1. Thank you! Green is a little out there for some people, I know, but I love it. :)

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  11. Wow those flowers are so pretty. I am in need of doing my nails.

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  12. pretty colors! The green is very fall like.

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  13. I love how the green really catches the light. So pretty.

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    1. I agree. She makes really pretty polishes. :)

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  14. gorgeous gorgeous!! this green is so unique and pretty!

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  15. I wish I was talented enough to make my nails all pretty too. I'm lucky if I get the polish on my nail and not all over my hands ;)

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    1. Honestly, you could do something like this without too much practice. And I get the polish all over my cuticles and hands too--polish remover + make-up brush takes care of that! ;-)

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  16. This has such a cool effect. I have no patience for fancy nails, haha.

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  17. I'm not the biggest fan of green nails, but I do love that nail art!

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    1. Green is definitely not everybody's cup of tea. For the longest time I wasn't a big fan of it myself...:)

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  18. You make me want to change my nail polish every day!

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    1. Come to the dark side...join us...nail fanatics welcome you...heheheheheheheeee

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  19. Whoa, that's a lot of fancy work going on there girl. I love green, one of my favorite colors.

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  20. That green looks fab on you. Great work

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  21. Very cute. I wish I had a steady enough hand to do my own nail art. I look like a 3 year old does my nails most of the time haha!

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    1. ROFL!! I have that problem when I do free-hand nail art sometimes. Especially when I have too much coffee...

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  22. I think the interference effect looks super cool! I've never seen this before but I like it!

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    1. Thank you so much! When I see a technique I like, I have to get all crazy with it, lol. :)

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  23. I'd love to hear more about interference lead lighting as this was my first time hearing of it!

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    1. Okay, cool--I have another manicure with this I'm working on, there are so many possibilities!

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  24. Green is a pretty daring colour - looks fab though and I love the flower design on the nails!

    Katie <3

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    1. It is, this is true. Definitely not a job interview color, lol!

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  25. That's an interesting green. How did you get such perfect flowers! That's amazing!

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    1. Nail stamping! If I do it by hand, it's crazy messy, lol. It's just like rubber stamping, but with stuff made for nails. :)

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  26. Those are some fierce nails! That is awesome. I wish I was better at that kind of thing.

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    1. I bet you are. It's totally easier than it looks. :)

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  27. Such a gorgeous and unique color!

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    1. Yes!! I have never seen another polish like it, and I've seen *a ton* of polish. :)

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  28. I'm always amazed how beautiful a job you do on nails! I have a hard enough time keeping my cuticles in check.

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    1. Thank you! I struggle with that, too. I have to use cuticle remover at least 2x a week and cuticle balm all the time...

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  29. What a beautiful and unique manicure! I'd love to have you come do my nails :)

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    1. I would love to come do them for you if I could! And while I was there, I'd sit and sigh over all your cute outfits...sigh...:)

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  30. oh my goodness i love this mani!

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  31. I am a mani obsessed, your nails look amazing greatly done.

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