Thursday, 29 December 2011

Epic Polish Wins of 2011 - DUO-SHIMMERS?

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I know that it's been the year of Ozotic Pro multichromes etc, but I am yet to get my hands on any - though I have ordered some Hits Mari Moon multichromes (my grubby little hands can't wait!). What I did manage to get this year, was my fill of awesome colour shifting/duochrome shimmers.

Pros & Bronze - sunlight

Pros & Bronze - indirect sunlight

OPI Pros & Bronze is basically a dense combination of pinky copper & orangey gold flaked glitter. After three coats it builds to full coverage and you end up with a gorgeous colour shift between the two glitters. It looks like an intense shimmer in real life. My pictures don't do it justice at all. P & B was released as a Serena Williams polish for the US Open

Warm & Fozzie - sunlight

Warm & Fozzie - shade
OPI did an amazing job with Warm & Fozzie from the Muppet's Holiday Collection. It has the same formula as P&B but in different colours & it is opaque in just 2 coats. This one is a brown, green, red/gold/orange mixture, so it can look very different in varying light. I LOVE!

Rica - sunlight

Rica - shade

Zoya Rica came to us by way of the Sunshine Collection, and though Faye was the one with the most buzz and dupes; I think Rica was the real star! A shimmery peachy/pink base with gold micro glitter flakes = pink to orange to gold all day long. Whenever I wear Rica I can't take my eyes off of her, sigh. She is a little sheer & needs 3 coats for full coverage.

Nouveau Vintage - lamp

Nouveau Vintage - lamp

Nouveau Vintage - indoors, low light

Color Club Nouveau Vintage of the Boho Chic Collection was a runaway hit. It falls somewhere between a duochrome shimmer and a foil. In the bottle there is a very strong green shimmer that on the nail is much more subtle but there is also brown, bronze, red & gold articles in here. This just looks so sophisticated and goes perfectly with my skin tone. WIN!

So these were my hands down favourites, what are yours?



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