Monday, August 27, 2012

Metallic Bubbles

Hi beauties! Today I have a metallic gradient with my all time favorite silver polish. I started with a base coat of Nicole by OPI Heavy Metal and then used Orly Sweet Peacock and Peripera P027 for the gradient. This is with one coat of Seche Vite to smooth out the bumpiness that can happen due to sponging the gradient.

Heavy Metal is a 'granular' silver metallic, which is the only way I can think to describe it. It is not granular in the sense that it's gritty, but there are visible particles rather than a smooth chrome like finish. Sweet Peacock is a bright blue 'granular' metallic and P027 is a green to blue duochrome.

Although I loved this sucker as is....I felt it needed some stamping. I busted out the stamping plates and decided I was feeling bubbly. I used Konad black stamping polish and MASH Plate #43.

Heavy Metal is an NOPI Classic Color. I've had her for....god 14 years or something. I remember being in high school when my sister bought it for me. Holy crap, realizing that I've had a polish for 14 years is kind of mind blowing! Not to mention it says a lot about NOPI considering this polish is still a great consistency and applies perfectly.   

Feedback time... I hoped that the pictures helped to understand, but did I make any sense in describing the finish of Heavy Metal?



  1. That's so pretty love the gradient and the stamp design. Following :)

  2. This is so beautiful! I love the stamp design you used and great gradient!

  3. Color looks beautiful!! I will follow your blog :)