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Purple flakie gradient manicure with stamped accent

Hi sweeties! Happy Friday! It’s colder than a witches teat here in PA, and I’m just counting down the days until it warms up again. I hope y’all are keeping warm! For today’s manicure, I really wanted something vivid. I didn’t like the base color I chose but didn’t want to start from the beginning, so I ended up layering and dabbing and stamping until I liked it!

Purple flakie graient + stamping

Purple flakie gradient + stamping

So that Julep bottle I’m holding is the polish I used as my base color, Ariana. I originally was going to just wear that alone, but I didn’t like it so much. It’s a berry-leaning eggplant purple with a lot of silvery shimmer, and the formula was pretty crappy – gloopy but weirdly thin, and it took forever to dry. Anyways, I decided that instead of starting over with another mani altogether, I’d just throw a bunch of other stuff on it until I liked the result! 🙂

A better picture of this manicure

A better picture of this manicure

So I layered Orly’s Purple Poodle over that Julep, and I just love the result! Purple Poodle is this raspberry jelly polish with some purple and blue microglitter, and it really warmed up the Julep polish but still let a bit of shimmer shine through. I know I slapped some other stuff on top of that combo, but you can see it at the base of my nails and behind the stamp.

And can we just talk about those flakies?! I am officially deeply in love with multichrome flakies! I Love Nail Polish did such a great job with this line – I was lucky enough to win 6 in a giveaway, and I bought a few extra as well since I love them so! I chose one that leaned strongly purple/blue (Luna), and it matched perfectly to the base color!

Just look at those flakies!!

Just look at those flakies!!

As you can see in that closeup, Luna leans mostly raspberry purple, but shifts to teal, blue, pink, gold, and a smidge of green! In certain lighting, the flakies blend into the rest of the polish but will come alive if you move your hands. I love it!

An odd angle to show off more flakie goodness

An odd angle to show off more flakie goodness!

I love this above picture just for the bottle shot! I wanted to show you different angles so you could see more of the flakie shift.

Products used:

  • Base color: Julep Ariana… as described above – a yucky no-good polish, but a surprisingly good base for this!
  • Jelly topper: Orly Purple Poodle… warm raspberry jelly with purple and blue microglitters.
  • Stamping plate: MoYou London Suki 04
  • Stamping polish: Essie Nothing Else Metals… a light silvery lavender chrome that is perfect for stamping!
  • Flakie: ILNP Luna… described and shown in detail above. I just dabbed this over the top half of my nail a few times. It’s amazingly opaque in 2-3 coats on its own, so you see it real well in this mani.

So what do you think? Do you ever do this type of thing for a mani – just layer/ dabble/ stamp and add things until you love it or just have to start over? Are you staying warm this frigid part of winter? Have a great weekend!!

Holo Humpday: Indigo Bananas Galactic Halo (holo version)

Hello sweeties! This post is going to be picture heavy because this holographic polish is a BEAUTY! I felt like it was a high fashion model and I was giving it its own photo shoot, like “work it gurl!” For today’s holo humpday, I give you Indigo Bananas Galactic Halo (holo version, naturally)!

Indigo Bananas Galactic Halo (holo)

Indigo Bananas Galactic Halo (holo)

She’s working it alright! This is one of those polishes that looks great in the bottle but just makes your jaw drop when it’s on the nail. Galactic Halo is described on the site as a lavender to copper chrome flakie and linear holographic polish in a clear base. Depending on the light and angle, you can see magenta, teal, gold, green, and even silvery chrome. It’s real sheer on the first coat, but builds to opacity in 2-3 coats.

Indigo Bananas Galactic Halo (holo)

Indigo Bananas Galactic Halo (holo)

In person, it’s super dynamic! I am in love with this stunner!

Here it is in a few more different angles:

Indigo Bananas Galactic Halo (holo)

Indigo Bananas Galactic Halo (holo)

And this:

Indigo Bananas Galactic Halo (holo)

Indigo Bananas Galactic Halo (holo)

I bought the mini bottle of this, but I can definitely see myself getting a full-size! It’s so beautiful! I just love how Indigo Bananas always takes a new trend and puts their own spin on it – you see so many multichrome flakies now, but putting it in a holo base? Genius!

What do you think? Do you like the new flakie craze? I personally love it, but there are so many out there now! Which is your favorite?

What do you think?