Saturday, September 22, 2012

Before & After: Hot Topic Blackheart Beauty's Violet Tendencies + China Glaze DV8

Hello there!

Today the manicure I'm going to show you features one of my favorite blurples--Blackheart Beauty's Violet Tendencies. This is a really gorgeous glass-fleck finish duochrome that I fell in love with a few months ago:

Hot Topic Blackheart Beauty's Violet Tendencies

Hot Topic Blackheart Beauty's Violet Tendencies in sunlight

After wearing it for a day (sorry for the tipwear, I always forget to wrap my nails!) I decided I wanted to do a subtle stamping to highlight the beauty of the polish without overwhelming it. To do this I picked another of my favorite purples, China Glaze's DV8 from the OMG holographic collection. I used Konad plate m69 to stamp on it:

Violet Tendencies + DV8 in indirect sunlight

Violet Tendencies + China Glaze DV8

Violet Tendencies + China Glaze DV8, with holo sparklin'

Violet Tendencies + DV8 in direct sun

And a picture to show the duochrome flash :)
The more I stamp with holos, the more I fall in love with it. It's an excellent way to exploit the different effects that holos give in direct vs. indirect light. I love the way that this gives a subtle color-on-color effect in more indirect lights, and a sharper, flashy contrast in direct lights. :)

I hope you love this as much as I do...Have a great weekend, and thanks for looking!



  1. Gorgeous polish and I love the effect!

  2. Love the stamping. I always forget to paint my tips too!

    1. Thank you, and lol! I wonder why it's so hard to remember? Sigh...:)

    2. I was applying my tc tonight and all the sudden realized I didn't do it, again! Ugh. I don't think I'll ever remember.

  3. This is such a gorgeous! I love the Hot Topic polish bottles!

    1. Thank you! And yes, the skull bottles do absolutely rock! :)

  4. OMG that is so pretty! srsly, it's ridiculously gorgeous, this is probably my favorite one you've posted like ever :P


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