Saturday, August 6, 2011

NOTD: Clarins 230's Jealous Cousin (Pic Heavy)

Do I have your attention? ;)



Is it a dupe?  No, obviously not.  The finish is completely different.  Is it a gorgeous layering reminiscent of the colors seen in Clarins 230?  Yes!  At least I think so from the swatches I've seen of it so far.  I've never seen it in person, so I wouldn't know 100%.  T_T  It is also a bit more red toned and shimmery in person, which is why it reminds me of the famed "unicorn pee."  Even if it's not the same, I think this layering is really gorgeous in its own right.  So I definitely recommend this layering combination, because you need to see it in person!  My pictures really don't do it any justice.

Here's what I did.  I used 2 coats of Sinful Colors Daddy's Girl.  (I recommend 3.)  Then 2 coats of Orly Space Cadet.  Of course you can use more, but I still wanted the pink flecks in Daddy's Girl to show through.  Finally, I added one coat of Maybelline Colorama top coat in Sonic Sunset (flakies).

Sorry about my less than stellar application and tip wear.  The first three are in direct sunlight, and the rest are in the shade.  The multichrome and flakies show up a lot better in the shade and is quite mesmerizing. :)






This one is in direct sunlight too
Direct sunlight close up



This one shows the green the best, but there is also this rich, bright jungle green in there that I had a hard time capturing.  I also realize the grass is reflecting off the bottle in this pic, which might be factoring into the green on the nail.  But that color green can really be seen on the nail. ^^

Overall, I can't stop staring.  What do you guys think?  Let me know in the comments! :)


Liz

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P.S.  I went short!  Now that we're approaching fall/winter (or at least in the polish world), I've decided shorter nails would look much better with the darker colors.  I'm going to try to maintain them at this length and get a new file.  My nails actually grow kind of fast.  Maybe because it's summer? ;P  Anyway, this means I'll be posting up nail art more suitable for short nails now. :)

44 comments:

  1. Whoa, STUNNING. And it's making me think, I have some similar polishes I could pair to get this, with Orly Space Cadet! Must. Experiment. *swoon*

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  2. Oooh! Really pretty. Now to find me some dark blue-purple to layer Space Cadet over...

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  3. beautiful! awesome combos!

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  4. Trixie of NailfiledJanuary 27, 2012 at 7:59 PM

    *dies* BTW short nails look GREAT on you!

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  5. gorgeous!! I would love to try this!

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  6. Your nails look so great this length, and that's an absolutely awesome layering!

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  7. What a beautiful combo. It is, indeed mesmerizing. :)

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  8. Thank you! It's definitely worth trying out. Any purple jelly should do it. :)

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  9. I'm glad you like it! You can definitely get this effect with similar polishes. Have fun experimenting! :)

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  10. It's even better in person! :)

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  11. Thank you Joy! I'm glad you like it. :)

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  12. Thank you Trixie! I'm starting to prefer my nails short now. Plus they look so much better with dark colors. :)

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  13. I definitely recommend it! I don't think you will be disappointed. :)

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  14. Thanks Emily! The polishes do go very well together. It's definitely a must try. :)

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  15. Thank you! I'm glad you like it. :D

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  16. I love the combination! You sure rock it!

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  17. I love your new shorties :D and this combo is to die for! great post!

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  18. This is a stunning shade!! Looks great on your nails~

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  19. Oh, you do have my attention :D I LOVE IT!!!! That is an excellent layering experience. I have to look for some swatches of Clarins 230 however... :D Love the new length of your nails! They look so beautiful and strong!

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  20. I'm loving the length of your nails. Wear whatevers comfortable for you!!

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  21. OMG! I WANT THIS POLISH.... This is soooooo amazing! Your pictures are awesome. Really shows off the polish!

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  22. Amazing pics!! This was definitely a layering success!! Makes me want Space Cadet more than I did before ;)

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  23. If you want Space Cadet, try Walmart for Hard Candy Beetle. It's an absolute dupe and still available at MY Walmart. I even bought an extra bottle because I LOVE Space Cadet so much. Its my go to polish.

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  24. Thank you Cristina! You should try it out sometime. I think you will like it. :)

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  25. Thank you Mary! I'm actually loving them short now, and they're so much more convenient. ^^

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  26. Thank you! I tried my best to catch all the crazy colors going on in this mani. I'm glad you like it! :)

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  27. I love this! Very eye catching.

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  28. Thank you Crystal! Like Babysquirrel77 said, Hard Candy Beetle is a dupe, so if you're having a hard time finding Space Cadet, definitely grab that one. :) If they still have Space Cadet around at your Ulta, I think it's a better buy with the $3.50 off a $10 purchase coupon. I know Ulta sent them out recently. ^^

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  29. Extremely excellent layering combination!! Total win!!

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  30. That is stunning! Love your short nails.

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  31. Very pretty!

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  32. So pretty!! such a great combo, thanks for sharing!

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  33. Gorgeous! I love layering! I need to do it more, I used to do it all the time, but I have lost my creativity mojo!

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