Holo-on-holo-on-duochrome or Fun With Layering

I’m still doing some submission manis for Nail It and obviously, I cannot resist the holographic prompt. I wanted to try doing something a bit out of the ordinary, so this mani features a lot of layering – with holo being the main attraction.

I started off this mani with one coat of Color Club – Nail-robi on all of my nails. I used this polish because it is opaque in one coat, which makes it a perfect undie for KBShimmer – Pigment of My Imagination (which I have swatched before) – this is a gorgeous duochrome polish with amazing depth! It’s a bit hard to capture the shift, but in real life, it is pretty spectacular. I applied one coat of Pigment and then topped it with a coat of my favorite holographic top coat, Chirality – Ectoplasm.

I put a coat of Seche Vite on top to speed up the drying time. Once that was completely dry, I stamped on top with Sinful Colors – Black on Black using Cici & Sisi 03. Then, to really punch home the holographic bling, I stamped with L’Oreal – Masked Affair using Bundle Monster plate BM-XL05. I applied one more coat of Seche Vite to finish off the mani.

Duochrome holographic gorgeousness
Duochrome holographic gorgeousness

Here is a macro shot for more detail:

Duochrome holographic gorgeousness - macro shot
Duochrome holographic gorgeousness – macro shot

Finally, one more shot that better shows off the lovely color shift in less direct lighting:

Duochrome holographic gorgeousness
Duochrome holographic gorgeousness

POLISHES:

  • Essie – Grow Stronger Base Coat
  • Color Club – Nail-robi
  • KBShimmer – Pigment of My Imagination
  • Chirality – Ectoplasm
  • Sinful Colors – Black on Black
  • L’Oreal – Masked Affair
  • Seche Vite – Dry Fast Top Coat
  • Cici & Sisi 03
  • BM-XL05

So, there were quite a few layers to this manicure, but I love how it turned out! My pictures don’t do Ectoplasm enough justice, because it is truly a perfect holo topper, because it is not greying at all and allows the colors underneath to shine through beautifully. I was also pleasantly surprised with how well Masked Affair stamped. I don’t think it would work over lighter colors very well, but over dark colors it shows up really well and picked up very nicely!

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acidicice
Guest

Oh my oath! This is absolutely amazing! As a holo lover, this has my jaw on the floor. AWESOME mani!

Tracey
Guest

Lover this, beautifully stamped x

Naked Without Polish
Guest

The double stamping is fantastic!!

Amy
Guest

I love this. It’s a stunning combo and very pretty.

Sumeet Singh
Guest

So pretty and intricate!

Lo F (BruisedUpDollie)
Guest

so sorry if my comment has multiplied I’ve been having some PC issues lol! Your mani is gorgeous so full of depth and holo awesomeness!

Tiffany ~ PolishandPaws
Guest

I love your use of color. It’s absolutely incredible!

Moni'sMani
Guest

that kbshimmer is to die for!! love the mani!

Tamara
Guest

These are so incredibly gorgeous, Jen!! I hope Nail It features at least one of your beautiful creations!

jeninthemorning
Guest

Ha! I hope so too! 😉

Blingfinger
Guest

Gorgeous! I’m stunned..

Jenny
Guest

This is stunning! I love the colors you chose to put together for this look. They work perfectly together!

Amanda LovePolish
Guest

Simply stunning!!!

Schette
Guest

Very good idea ! the result is awesome !

Manna
Guest

Wow this is beautiful! Love that macro shot

Shawna
Guest

I love layering holo – so much rainbow blingy goodness!! Lovely mani!

Member

I hope this makes the issue cause it is gorgeous! Especially that macro shot, I live for holo stamping.

Michelle Chouinard
Guest

Pinned to my nail inspiration board, because OMG.