shimmering palisades.

The perfect blue-tinged grey is one of my favorite colors.  It can be a calming hue on its own with just enough color to keep it interesting, but it has the potential to be a particularly charming neutral posed next to a bright pop of color.  In the nail polish world, Nubar Palisade is the shade of blue-grey that I find myself drawn to.  Alone, it can be a beauty in a mere one coat.  I discovered how to make it really come alive with a top layer of China Glaze White Cap.  The glass flecks of White Cap shimmer from a clean white to a golden yellow that can reflect a peachy hue.  Layered over Palisade, the effect is reminiscent of the way sunlight reflects off of slightly restless water.  I am reminded of many drives on the bridge glancing over at the way the sun low in the sky shimmers on the lake when I observe this combination.

First, I played with playing with the combination against broken concrete showing the more subtle side of the shimmer and showcasing Palisade.

Then, I toyed with the magical side that the combination creates.  I thought the pale flush of pink on white of the cherry blossoms that are in full bloom would look soft and beautiful.

And finally, a brush with the combination in artificial light which shines like moonlight and reflects the darker depth of the shimmer.

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. PolishedComponents
    Mar 25, 2011 @ 04:31:15

    This polish is beautiful!

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