Fun with Flakies! Day 8 – Laid back DC challenge

That makes me think of Sheldon’s fun with flags! (Big Bang Theory if you have no idea what I’m waffling about)

Day 8 Flakies, Holo or Duo Chrome

Well I don’t own any Holo’s or Duo Chromes (I know, needs rectifying – any recommendations?) so its fun with flakies.

For this I did a simple sunset gradient and added the flakie on top – trying to give a glimmer to the sunset. Its also my first gradient and I am hooked – sooooo easy, and I think they make your nails look alot longer 🙂

The picture’s dont reflect the shimmer of the flakes and are not the best sorry! – but this is seriously a polish that when you layer, it just shimmers everywhere and the camera doesn’t reflect that well.

Sunset Gradient – China Glaze Orange Marmalade, Papaya Punch, Solar Power with Luxe and Lush and a coat of SV.

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I’ll also show you what I did for Chinese New Year – which used a flakie diagonal over Nail’s inc Holly Bush Vale – a stunning red, slightly sheer though (especially for Nails Inc which tend to be pretty opaque in 1 coat) – the below was 2 coats and I can still see VNL with the diagonal using China Glaze Luxe and Lush but the outcome was stunning.

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I’ll try luxe and lush over some cooler blue colours next, I’ve read it picks up the tone of the base colours so where over red/oranges it came over as gold, I’m hoping it’ll take on a silvery element over blues.

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