Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Chameleon Abstract feat Sonoma Nail Art My Three Glitters

Hey polished prisoners,

There's nothing I love more than finding an amazing drug store polish on the cheap except for when it's a HTF lemming.  When I was in Rite Aid some time ago I discovered Chameleon Polish by Scherr - a line of super pretty shifing duochromes that retail for about $3.99.  I picked up one on a whim and now I'm so glad I did! I bought Calypso a purple to gray/blue shifting color.   In a word it's gorgeous!  I wanted to do a simple gradient with Calypso so I sponged it over Essie's Turquoise & Caicos - one of my favorite blue polishes of all time, and added some simple stamping to turn up the flavor.  Here's how it turned out...

Lacquer Lockdown - Chameleon Calypso, Sonoma Nail Art, Sonoma Nail Art My Three Glitters, black and white indie polish, gradient nails, indie polish, stamping, Shany 2012, SH23, nail art, gradient, sponging, Essie Turquoise and Ciacos,CND Gold Sparkle

Mani-louge
Base coat: Revlon Quick Dry Base Coat
Top Coat: Out The Door (boo)
Base Color: Essie's Turquoise & Caicos
Gradient (dry sponge method):  Chameleon Polish Calypso
Glitter Accent Nails: Sonoma Nail Art My Three Glitters & CND Effects Gold Sparkle
Stamping polish:  Konad Special Polish in Black Pearl
Stamping Plate: SH23

Lacquer Lockdown - Chameleon Calypso, Sonoma Nail Art, Sonoma Nail Art My Three Glitters, black and white indie polish, gradient nails, indie polish, stamping, Shany 2012, SH23, nail art, gradient, sponging, Essie Turquoise and Ciacos,CND Gold Sparkle
Insert angry face her-  Out the Door smeared my perfect stamp! I'm all out of poshe and I've never felt more desperate!
I chose to add glitter accent nails because honestly I'm always slightly unnerved when all of my nails match.  It's okay every once in a while, but I prefer a little variety within a mani.  SNA's MTG's provided the perfect touch without overwhelming the gradient. 

Lacquer Lockdown - Chameleon Calypso, Sonoma Nail Art, Sonoma Nail Art My Three Glitters, black and white indie polish, gradient nails, indie polish, stamping, Shany 2012, SH23, nail art, gradient, sponging, Essie Turquoise and Ciacos,CND Gold Sparkle
The gradient before stamping.  I think this is super pretty too!

Honestly there probably isn't a black and while matte polish that I've met that I don't like. However I will say MTG's is toward my top picks when it comes to these types of polishes.  It's funky and unique and I love that the glitters are squares. I added CND's Gold Sparkle just for a touch of sheen without going too overboard.


So this is pretty.  Yup - just plain ole pretty.  When I finished this mani I felt like I'd had a return to girly without the bling or gleam. I need to do more mani's like this one.  Do you like it? Am I the only one in the NP sphere still totally obsessed with gradient nail art? I hope not lol! Thanks for reading and see you next post! Toodles...

12 comments:

  1. I love gradient nails so you're not alone. I love this mani, the color combo is so me toooooo !!!!! I will have to drop by rite aid tomorrow !! Thanks a lot :)

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    1. Thank you lovie! Ohh I hope your Rite Aid has it let me know if it doesn't and I can pick some up for you

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  2. I love the whole combo and I love gradients I'm wearing one today as well :)

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    1. Hehe thanks! I saw yours it's spectacular!

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    1. Thank you sweetness! I think this means gradients aren't out!!!

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  4. This looks awesome! Love the stamping and the gradient underneath looks fantastic!

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    1. Thank you hunny bunny! It was a lot of fun to put it together too!

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  5. This is a beautiful gradient! My Three Glitters is really pretty on top!

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    1. Thank you doll! TBH I was really stunned by MTG's for such a simple polish it is glorious! A backup is definitely needed!!!

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