Thursday, January 28, 2016

Hobby Polish Bloggers Presents: Gradients. Featuring the Blue-Eyed Girl + Model City Polish Destination Duo

Blue-Eyed Girl makes some amazing duos. My first introduction to the brand was actually a Destination Duo with Emerald & Ash, so it is pretty awesome that I was able to swatch this one as well. This duo is definitely unusual in my collection, and I figured that it would be cool to try a different sort of gradient! Let's check out the swatches first, then some art!

Hobby Polish Bloggers Presents: Gradients. Featuring the Blue-Eyed Girl + Model City Polish Destination Duo

(promotional samples ahead)

Time and a River
This is a dusty sage green filled with coppery gold flakes and subtle pink and purple iridescence. It reminds me of ice plant, which grows everywhere around here. This formula is slightly jelly-ish, which is amazing for showing off the shimmer. I used three thin coats plus Seche Vite for the pictures below.

Blue Eyed Girl Lacquer Time and a River

Blue Eyed Girl Lacquer Time and a River

Bucket List
This is a sandy yellow neutral cream filled with shimmering flakes. It looks a lot like a sand dune to me. I know this duo was inspired by the Grand Canyon...but this is all beach to me. It is funny how experiences color perception. I used two normal coats plus Seche Vite for these pictures.

Model City Polish Bucket List

Model City Polish Bucket List

This duo is still available on the Blue-Eyed Girl shop for $20. It includes some coordinating nail studs too, for those of you who aren't texturally challenged.

And now, the gradient! I tried to do this a little different, because the glitters in these two shades wanted to be up in front regardless of what I did. So I tried brushing it on and using a light hand. It isn't the worst thing I've done. I actually really enjoy how unusual this is, so it was a happy accident!

Hobby Polish Bloggers Presents: Gradients. Featuring the Blue-Eyed Girl + Model City Polish Destination Duo

Check out these other (better) gradient manicures!


13 comments:

  1. Gorgeous!!!! Thank you so much for sharing :D

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  2. Oh these are gorgeous! They rely look great together too!

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  3. I am in love with Time and a River! Your gradient is gorgeous, I actually really like that it isn't "perfect".

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  4. This is such an awesome gradient!!!

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  5. wow, so gorgeous!! The colors really work well together!

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  6. Love vertical gradients! You did an amazing job!

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  7. The light brushing gives it a really cool effect! And I like these colors together, they don't fight each other, but rather hold hands.

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  8. Oh, both polishes are gorgeous!! They look lovely together in your nail art too!

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