How do I love duochromes? Let me count the ways...as long as I can count my fingertips as they're covered with duochrome!
I squeed with delight when I opened my mail the other day and found lovely samples from Incoco's Double Take Duochrome collection--all the beauty of a duochrome along with the speed and convenience of a nail wrap? Sign me up.
When I pulled them out, they looked pretty and all, but not nearly as breath-taking as they look on the nail, because you need some curve to get the full effect. So take a look at these package shots of the collection, but to really appreciate them check out the sample mani.
Here's Enigma, which shifts from magenta purple through to a golden orange, with a lovely glitter texture:
Next is Mesmerize, which shifts from blue-purple through to a grey and green:
Then we have Hypnotize, which is the same as Mesmerize, but with a net pattern (this makes it perfect for mixing and matching with Hypnotize, nail art in a flash!):
For today's mani, I used Mesmerize with Hypnotize for my accent nail:
|Incoco Duochrome accent nail mani :)|
I had a plan for some additional nail art, but loved that look as it was, so wore it that way for a day; then I added a little extra to the pinkie. I stamped some Latin text with MoYou London Gothic 04 (using Konad Black) and then stamped the accent with Gothic 02 (Barry M Silver Foil):
|Incoco Double Take + MoYou Gothic collection|
See what I mean about how gorgeous the duochrome is on those appliques?? OMG, I love, love, love this effect. And since I'm on a crazy Gothic kick right now because of the MoYou London collection, I am so excited about using these with those images.
This look took next to no time to do--the appliques go on so much faster than a regular manicure, and I only had to stamp one nail, which took less than a minute. No matter how you look at it, you can't argue with that time savings. :)
When I was surfing their site, I noticed they have a lot of new gorgeous patterns to choose from in their fall collection, as well--lots that are perfect for elegant fall and winter looks. I'm gonna have to get my hands on some of them!
Stay tuned to see what I do with the other sets...