Donnerstag, 16. Dezember 2010

Two Layering Combinations

Today I'd like to show you two layering combinations that I'm especially fond of at the moment.

The first one is Barielle "Elle's Spell" (a red jelly with multicolored flakies) from their 2010 "Holiday Hustle" collection over OPI "Lincoln Park After Dark" (a blackened eggplant creme):

I did two coats of OPI LPAD & then layered one coat of Elle's Spell over it. In the bottle Elle's Spell looks as if it had mainly red flakies & small glitter particles, but on the nail they really come alive & show their whole glory. The flakies aren't only red, but also yellow/gold & I think I can also detect a hint of greenish shimmer.
You can also wear Elle's Spell alone, it takes 3 coats to get it completely opaque. It's equally stunning on it's own & I really hope Barielle will bring out more colors like that!

The second layering combo that I have for you is Lippmann Collection "Ruby Red Slippers" (a black jelly with small & large red hexagonal glitter) over Illamasqua "Boosh" (a black creme):


You only need one coat of Boosh to get an opaque black base. Boosh might be my favourite black polish ever. Wet'n'Wild "Black Creme" would be a much cheaper alternative, but it's not that easy to find over here. 
Then I layered 2 coats of Lippmann's Ruby Red Slippers over it. The result is really sparkly, but also quite elegant IMO.
Of course you can also wear Ruby Red Slippers alone. As with Elle's Spell it takes 3 coats to get opacity.


  1. Wahnsinn! Besonders die zweite Mani gefällt mir! Außerdem bewundere ich Deine ruhige Hand. So perfekt kann ich leider nicht pinseln, aber ich übe fleißig. ;-)

  2. huhu meilu,
    dankeschön :-)
    das ist wirklich reine übungssache. je öfter du lackierst, desto besser bekommst du es hin! meine ersten manis sahen noch ganz anders aus *g*

  3. Elle's Spell is so lush on you!! You're the one that birthed my lemming for it. Once I'm home for the holidays I plan to visit an Ulta that stocks Barielle to finally get one. Ruby Red Slippers is like Burlesque in a bottle -- I love it!

  4. Thank you :-)
    *hehe* I can't say I'm feeling guilty about causing your lemming for Elle's Spell ;-) You really won't regret buying it, especially regarding your love for jellies.
    Ruby Red Slippers is really great, I was sorry to take if off which doesn't happen too often.

  5. guggug :-)
    hab deinen blog gerade erst entdeckt und da ich dich im moment nicht loben kann über bj, dann hier :-D
    die manis sind ganz toll, ganz besonders die mit ruby red slippers!

  6. Hey *freu*
    Den Blog hab ich ja auch noch nicht lange, wie schön, daß Du hergefunden hast :-)
    Eine Weile hatte ich Glitter Manis irgendwie über, aber jetzt hat es mich doch wieder gepackt.