Thursday, 28 March 2013
Blue/Purple Shifty & Pretty As A Peacock
Hello polish fans and indie addicts! Today's mani is another done with my own product, Mrs. P's Nail Potions. I used Blue/Purple Shifty and added Pretty As A Peacock on the accent nails. All photos in this post were taken in direct sunlight.
Blue/Purple Shifty is one of the potions from the Shifties Collection. It is a colour shifting polish which shifts between a vibrant royal blue and a bright purple. It is very shimmery and gorgeous and I did 3 coats for a nice saturated colour. It is a sheerer formula so it can actually be used as a layering polish over other colours to add some neat colour shifting affects to any mani. The photos DO NOT do this polish justice! As you can imagine it is difficult to capture the colour shifting abilities of this polish on camera.
After applying Blue/Purple Shifty I chose to use one coat of Pretty As A Peacock on two accent nails over top of the Blue/Purple Shifty. I love this combination as the blue and purple of the Shifty play perfectly with the peacock inspired coloured glitters in Pretty As A Peacock. Pretty As A Peacock is a glitter polish in a clear base with ultra fine gold flakies, small purple and turquoise holo glitters and medium blue holo hexes. This polish can also be used on it's own in 2 to 3 coats for full opacity depending on the thickness of your coats and makes a fabulous glitter bomb!
It's like these two potions were made for each other, even though I created them at totally different times. The Shifties were some of the very first potions I created when I started making indie polish almost a year ago and Pretty As A Peacock I created towards then end of 2012 out of my shear love for anything and everything peacock LOL. Heck peacock was my wedding colours and theme :D Here's a few more photos.
And to gain a much better appreciation for the glitteriness of Pretty As A Peacock and colour shifting of Blue/Purple Shifty, check out my YouTube video of this mani.
So what is the verdict on this mani? If you have these potions I would love to see photos of how you would combine these polishes :)
You can find both Blue/Purple Shifty and Pretty As A Peacock in my etsy shop as mentioned above. A full-sized bottle of Blue/Purple Shifty is $9.00 CAD and a full-sized bottle of Pretty As A Peacock is $8.00 CAD. Blue/Purple Shifty is slightly more expensive due to the colour shifting pigment that is used to create it, which is a little more expensive to purchase than regular pigments.
And don't forget, if you're in the Edmonton, Alberta, Canada area, you can make an appointment to get a manicure done with these stunners, or any other nail potion in my collection. Express manicures are only $10.00 and are effectively just a polish change. Full manicures with cuticle work and shaping etc. are $15.00 to $20.00 depending on any nail art or embellishments.
If you're in the Edmonton, Alberta, Canada area, you can also book a polish party with me. Gather your gal pals for an afternoon or evening, I will come to your home with all of my available nail potions and perform express manicures on you and all your guests and have my products out for display and purchase. As the hostess you get your express manicure for FREE. You will also receive 15% off any nail potions you purchase that day and you will receive bonus gifts/free product when your friends book and hold their own polish party. Click on my "Contact Me" page to find out how to get in touch with me to book any of these appointments/events.