Category Archives: duochrome

Macro Monday!

Happy Monday! I hope everyone’s week starts off well 🙂

I decided to get my macro skills back in shape. I’ve been playing with a lot of duochrome pigments to make some fun polish for the boutique, so that was a challenge to photo! Here’s my pick of a couple of hundred photos 😉


First up, I think I’ll call this polish Valkyrie, it’s very deep and dark. Although it’s hard to tell with the duochrome micro flakies shining like this, the base is a very dark, bloody red.

Macros Valkyrie


Secondly Armoury. This polish kind of happened by mistake when I mixed up a couple of pigments randomly. I’ve already started testing it for wear, and you’ll be surprised to hear that it’s opaque in 2 coats! (okay, well I was surprised…)


Macro Armoury Collage


And lastly, Faerie Fire. This polish is definitely inspired by Fantasy Fire, but is a red alternative, with a two-level duochrome – the blue shimmer goes more or less purple, and the base changes from cherry red to brick red. Another happy accident 🙂

Collage Macro Faerie Fire


Anyway, I love using Macro Mondays to hear what you think of my experiments! So tell me, which do you like best and why?

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Ozotic 505 & 506 *Picture-Heavy*

Happy Monday ladies!

Sooo, I don’t know how it is in your country, but on 1st November in France, it’s a bank holiday for All Saints’ Day. So, although the clocks went back this weekend, and everyone was a bit groggy this morning, it’s nice to have a 4-day week 🙂

Of course, I will probably spend the extra day blogging & making polish. So I’ll start the week as I mean to go on…

Ozotic 505 Collage

I’ve already mentioned that the Ozotic 50X range is my absolute favourite, so I decided to do a bit of swatching. These polishes are fantastic, I wore them over a black base, which means they go further. And I swatched them with my lovely swatching lamps, but I’ve been wearing them for a while, and you definitely see the full colour shift under normal lighting.Ozotic 506 Collage

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I Love Nail Polish ULTRACHROMES – Birefringence – Cygnus Loop – Mutagen – My Little Glacier *photo heavy*

I Love Nail Polish Birefringence I Love Nail Polish Cygnus Loop
I Love Nail Polish Mutagen

My I Love Nail Polish Ultrachromes arrived! Wow, the first swatches of these have been out for over a month already. It’s kind of a bummer as  a blogger to not be able to get hold of things more quickly, but I guess that’s what I get for living in the land of croissants.

So, I jumped on these as soon as they went live. I’ve ordered from ILNP a few times before, dispatch is usually very fast. This time, it took a few days longer. That was for a good reason (they needed to replace the brushes), but as a paying customer, it would have been nice to have an email to inform me, instead of having to check all the social media accounts to find out what’s going on. Just saying.


I photographed all of these yesterday afternoon; I apologise in advance for the messy clean up and the awkward hand positions; I wanted to swatch them in natural light while the sun was out, so I was working against time, and not in my usual photo-zone. I hear that the best way to get a full colour-shift for multi-chrome photos is underwater. Sorry girls, but I’m not doing that – I don’t walk around with wet hands, I’d much rather show you the polish as it is. So the photos aren’t quite perfect, but I got the colours to come out, that’s the most important thing 🙂 aaaand (and this isn’t easy with ILNP!) they are all still in stock here, if you’d like any.


Ultrachromes are billeted as not needing a dark colour under them to bring them out, so the only base coat I used with these is Nail Foundation. So, you get to see these exactly as they are! I didn’t use top coat either, since these polishes have a naturally glossy finish.


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