Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Twinsie Tuesday | Monochrome

I feel like I'm on backlog.  I have so much I need to post and yet I'm constantly on this hamster wheel of have to swatch/post but not enough time to do it- omg it's Tuesday already and then only a mani or two (if I'm lucky) gets posted a week.  Ugh, I'm such a bad blogger.

To get this week's Twinsie Tuesday prompt done, I sadly used the ncLA nudes volumes i-iv for my monochrome mani.  I say sadly because I've been meaning to swatch this set separately for ages now and just haven't gotten around to it.  So instead, I decided to just swatch i-iv (i at pinkie and going up iv at pointer) as a monochrome-ish skittle.

To break it down for you in case I never get around to swatching these separately:

volume i: a yellow toned camel crelly, needs 3 coats for opacity. 
volume ii: a sheer pearly pink mauve with heavy shimmer.  Start with thin coats and build for opacity.  You may need 3-4 coats but the payoff is worth it; this is my personal favorite.
volume iii: like a slightly tanner volume i, this is another crelly yellow toned nude.  
volume iv: a pink toned creme nude, this was very close to my skin tone but still looked very chic and lady like.  The only polish that required 2 coats for opacity.

There is also another four set of the ncLA nudes from volume v-viii that go a bit darker that I'd love to try.  Has anyone else tried them?  What are their thoughts?  I'd love to know!

For more monochrome manis, be sure to check out my Twinsies' blogs by clicking their links below.

Alaina at The Little Canvas
Amanda at Amandalandish
Amanda at Fashion Footing
Amber at Nails Like Lace
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
Claire at Kerruticles
Marisa at Polish Obsession
Marisa at Polish Those Nails
Róisín at Cuti-CLUE-les
Savannah at Addicted to Polish
Steph at Lovestruck Lacquer


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