Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Quixotic Polish Alexandrite Effect

Even though I blog a lot of upcoming releases for Polish Pickup, I still buy a fair amount every month. This is one of my purchases from way back in January 2018...and I am sad it took me so long to break it out.

Quixotic Polish Alexandrite Effect

This is a deep shimmering fuchsia drowning in shifting duochrome shimmer and a dusting of holo. I almost want to call this a multichrome, because you really do see a ton of faces in this one.  It is a little bit brushstroke-prone, and I might sponge on an extra layer next time...but it is so lovely, I'm not super bothered. It is a bit thick and slightly sheer on the first coat, but the second coat goes on creamy and opaque. I followed it all with a layer of Seche Vite and called it a day.


Quixotic Polish Alexandrite Effect

Quixotic Polish Alexandrite Effect

In the macros, you can see what I was talking about with both the brushstrokes and the duochrome. The shimmer shifts from aqua to icy blue...all the way to warm red violet. But maaan. That shift, though. 

Quixotic Polish Alexandrite Effect

Quixotic Polish Alexandrite Effect

Quixotic Polish Alexandrite Effect

Quixotic Polish Alexandrite Effect

The tl;dr is that I am not even a little bit sorry I grabbed this one. It is really right in my wheelhouse as far as colors, and the formula is good for when my nails are a little longer. Have you tried any Quixotic Polishes?


15 comments:

  1. by far one of the most beautiful purple I have seen recently

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  2. I just have one Quixotic but I need more. This shade is fabulous and the one I have is wonderful too.

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  3. This one is so gorgeous! I hope I got it, I think I did but its so hard to keep track these days.

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  4. Wow, that shift is amazing! This would make such a cool base for some galaxy nail art!

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  5. WOOOOAH! That shift is amazing!

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  6. Brush strokes aside, this shift in this is amazeballs ♡

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  7. I want to buy this color but it doesn't look like it's available anymore.

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  8. I LOVE the shift!! Such an eyecatching shade.

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  9. What a pretty fuchsia with a dramatic shift!

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  10. The shimmer on this is insane! Glad I got it

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  11. Wow, the shimmer in this polish is killer! What a gorgeous shade.

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  12. Those shifts!!!! Absolutely stunning!

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  13. That purple is amazing! Great shot on it!

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  14. I love the shift on this one, you captured it beautifully.

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