Sunday, May 6, 2012

three layers of awesome

Hey guys!
Yesterday I showed you a great hot pink polish from NOX Twilight and I teased you with a great layering combo... So here it is!

As a refresher, this is what NOX Twilight - Crush looks like. A hot neon pink creme.

I had just gotten some really cool stuff in the mail, so I added 2 polishes on top of this one that I don't think I've seen layered over colors like this!

First I added a coat of Max Factor - Fantasy Fire.
This tiny little polish is a gem from the UK. These are being swapped out of England like crazy, but lucky me, I have an aunt in England and she picked this up for me! Along with two of its friends, of course.
Fantasy Fire is a purple polish with intense multi-chromatic shimmer, much like the very very very extremely hard to find and expensive Clarins 230.
I haven't swatched this little beauty yet so in the meantime please check this post from Polish Ninja that compares the two!

I couldn't see all the colors in Fantasy Fire while layered over the pink, but the vibrant purple base made this crazy weird neon magenta color. It almost didn't look real when it was on my nails. The color was something I'd never seen before in polish-form.
I'm not sure if the photos quite show the uniqueness of the color but take my word for it, it was really cool!

I didn't stop there. I added a third polish that gave it a whole new look.

I added Deborah Lippmann - Across The Universe.
I don't think I've ever seen this polish layered over purple before, and it really is stunning! Especially over such a bright and shimmery purple.
ATU as it is affectionately known is a dark blue jelly polish with blue and green glitters, small and large.

Isn't it kinda strange how you see all the layers? You can see the blue jelly and the glitter, and the shimmer from Fantasy Fire, but still you can see the brightness of Crush too. Totally weird, and very cool!

I got this Lippmann when they were on sale half price after Deborah was on some television show. So this was $9. I'd have a hard time paying full price for Lippmanns, but I can do $9.

Well there you have it! Three great polishes that make a great combo. What do you think?


  1. Very cool.. My attempts at layering are never this successful.

  2. this is such a fun combination!

  3. I love this! I don't have the Max Factor but I will definitely try layering AtU over a pink. Thanks for the great idea! :)

  4. Wow, this is amazing. I have ATU.. but never thought of layering it like this.. great job!

  5. that is extremely cool!! I love how ATU complete the look!!

  6. This looks amazing but I definitely need DEBORAH LIPPMANN IN MY LIFE!

  7. As always, this combination of colors you picked out looks awesome! I love reading your blog so much, I have nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award. See my post here:

  8. In Nox twilight - Crush I loved the color but also the bottle, but my dream I confess that is to have also a Fantasy Fire. I'm trying to make a swap with a nail polish addicted like me, from UK, lets see...

  9. super pretty combination! <3

  10. This is totally awesome! Love the layering look

  11. The Fantasy Fire over the top created magic! Love it!

  12. Awesome layering! I love the Fantasy Fire over the pink!

  13. Oh wow LOVE it! I have FF and wanted to do something different than Royal, I will try a neon!

  14. That's a fabulous combination!

  15. I just ordered this Deborah Lippmann and received it yesterday! I cant wait to use it! looks great over purple!