Today I wanted to try something different with my stamping design...so I did a multi-color mani. And I absolutely love it; I'm going to have to do this more often. The base of the mani is my usual alternating mani with 2 base colors. Not only do I really love the alternating mani, but it allows me to use more of the polishes I have than I would if I was only using 1 color. Keeping with my current dark/light trend, I decided to pair navy blue with a very pale holographic green. This combo ROCKS!!! And it's even better with the multi-color stamping design...if you don't believe me, see it for yourself.


Here's what I used:

Base coat: Yellow Buster by Develop 10
Base color: Kismet by Color Club (holographic light green)
Accent color: Up All Night by China Glaze (navy blue)
Top coat 1: Seche Vite - I apply this before stamping, if I mess up I can remove the design without removing the base color
Stamp colors: Kismet, Up All Night, Sky Blue Pearl & Moss Green by Konad
Top coat 2: Seche Ultra-V cured under a 54 watt UV lamp for 5 minutes
IP: Dashica Beauty Shop XL SdP 9


Up All Night by China Glaze is a really, really great formula. It goes on very smooth, no application problems whatsoever. I love this color...and FYI it was marked as "Last Chance" at Sally Beauty Supply, so you may want to go get it before it's gone. At least in stores, I'm sure you can find it online. The only negative is the royal blue shimmer, that I discovered while applying it, is practically unnoticeable...unless you are using a microscope. Since I didn't realize it had shimmer until I applied it, that really doesn't bother me nor will it deter me from wearing it again. And you could wear this with just 1 coat.

Kismet by Color Club, like the other 3 holographic polishes I have worn in the previous manis, is a great formula and dries quickly. Because it is so pale, I think 2 coats is a must. The only negative I have discovered with the Halo Hues polishes that I have worn thus far is the chipping. Yes, unfortunately this polish is highly prone to chipping; which is why my NOTD post have been coming to you much quicker than normal. Within about a day, maybe a day and a half I noticed chipping. My last mani only the holographic polish was chipped, not Ink-ling by Nina Ultra Pro. The mani prior to that I used only the Halo Hues and practically every nail was chipped by the end of the day Friday...I applied it Thursday evening. But, it actually works really great for stamping so I will still get plenty of wear out of them.


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