Thursday, October 6, 2011

NOTD: Julep Maggie with Spectraflair Holographic Topcoat

Today I'm sharing my nail of the day, Julep Maggie. Maggie is a deep blue-purple with blue and purple shimmer. It appears more blue indoors and the purple is more obvious in the sunlight. I only needed 2 coats to make it opaque. The formula is great on this one and the colors are very concentrated.


Here's a pic indoors. It appears more blue and the shimmer is not as obvious. I have very slight tip wear because this is day 2 of my mani.

For fun I decided to take it up a notch and added a Spectraflair topcoat (1/2 bottle of Wet N' Wild clear polish and a pea size of Spectraflair). I love the result! I've been lemming DS Glamour since forever and surprisingly this came out really close. There is a trick to applying Spectraflair. If it's applied too thickly it changes the color of the base to more appear more silver. Only a very thin layer is needed to create the holo effect.


Here you can see the thicker layer of Spectraflair on the index finger changed the base to appear more silver. I used a lighter layer on the other fingers which added a holo without overwhelming the base color. So the other nails remained blue after the topcoat was added.

This was a fun and easy way to jazz up my mani. So far I've only tried it over blue but I would imagine it would look great over several colors.

What Spectraflair color combinations have you tried?













16 comments:

  1. What an amazing holo topcoat! This makes me really want to cave an buy some of those spectraflair pigments... :P

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  2. Maggie is so lovely but once you applied spectraflair oh boy it's super gorgeous. My lazy butt haven't experience using specktra flair yet. Lol! I must real soon :D

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  3. Thanks Sharon! It is pretty awesome. The only thing I would recommend is using safety techniques when mixing it up. You'll also need steel nail polish balls to mix the pigment which tends to sink to the bottom.

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  4. @RmCandlelight, lol. I had the pigment for a about month before I tried to use it. Then I didn't have polish balls for another 2 months. It's been a long time coming but I finally got a good topcoat :D

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  5. So amazing! I need to get my hands on this pigment! I'm in love!

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  6. Wow. That SF top coat is just amazing!

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  7. Amazeballs!!!! I love it by itself and with the TC too. It's just awesome

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  8. Beautiful color, that's pretty good for two days iys hardly noticeable.

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  9. this combination is amazing!
    i'm a sucker when it comes to holografic! :)

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  10. Thanks ladies!

    @Beauxs Mom It held up pretty well.

    @Cris, Jess & Danny. SF is most amazing! I'm gonna try it with more colors before the Fall is over.

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