Saturday, 5 May 2012

NOTD: Icing Peacock duochromey goodness + stamping

Firstly: I have my own domain now, yay! Update your links to labmuffin.com... or not, since everything redirects there anyway :P

Now, all you Northern Hemisphere girls are posting your pretty pastel spring manis, but it's autumn here! To me, autumn means vampy shades, jewel colours and duochromes, so in that spirit, I just ordered $50 of duochromes which I will subject you to, one by one! Muhahaha!


Icing Peacock is a purple shimmer in a green jelly-ish base, a standard two-toned shimmer-in-jelly duochrome. I scored it in Kaz's blog sale recently. Duochromes bring out the grabby hands in me!

The green/purple flash is a lot like my duochrome franken, Ariel. I think Ariel is prettier - the green is brighter and the purple is more distinct - but Peacock is pretty close. Because of the jelly base, both of them take a lot of layers to get full opacity, and the shimmer is a tad strokey. This swatch is 4 layers and there's still the dreaded VNL when you look closely..

For more wearability I used a coat of ulta3 Jade as underwear. 2 coats of Peacock over that gave the full duochrome effect while being awesome opaque (I forgot to take a photo at that stage - you'll have to trust me). Then (of course) I had to stamp over it! ulta3 Black Satin (PRC formula) is my favourite black stamping polish, and it definitely doesn't disappoint. I love how duochromes look under black:


What's your favourite duochrome? (And how much would you bet that it was in my polish order?)

13 comments:

  1. that's totally awesome! love the stamping :)
    my favourite duo chrome is definitely DS Magic!! mmmm!

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    1. Ooh, DS Magic is gorgeous, I could definitely do with some blue duochromes! :)

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  2. Very pretty! This looks to me a lot like what OPI did with Katy Perry, Not Like The Movies. I will definitely have to stamp over it the next time I wear it!

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    1. It's quite similar - I'd say Not Like the Movies is a bit paler though, this is a lot more intense! Stamping over duochromes is awesome - black crackle is great too :)

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  3. I love this image, very nice!!

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    1. Thanks! It's BM-210, forgot to mention that...

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    1. I'm getting a lot better at it I think, having polishes that stamp well definitely helps!

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  5. love the stamping and this just looks so gorgeous

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    1. It really is, I couldn't stop moving my fingers around!

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    1. Duochromes always do, to me at least! :)

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  7. i love the stamping! looks awesome

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