In case you haven't seen it yet, here is a gif of the shot I mean.
|Of course there's a gif. There's ALWAYS a gif.|
Happily I also have an enormous array of reddish blues, and blue tinged reds, and purpley reds because I am totally obsessed with duochromes, so it was just a matter of choosing which one screamed dragon skin. I eventually settled on Illamasqua Scarab as a nice coppery base, then put a layer of Sally Hansen Prisms in Ruby Sapphire over the top. The Prisms take foooooorrrreeeeeeeevvvvver to dry, so I almost always end up fucking them up, but they're just so damn pretty! I only put one coat over the base colour, and it still shows up as a really clear duochrome (meaning it shines different colours under different lights)
|Illamasqua Scarab, courtesy Illamasqua website|
|Sally Hansen Prisms Ruby Sapphire, courtesy NailXchange|
I then attempted to let this concoction dry by playing some Saints Row 3, but lost patience too quickly and slathered on an enormous amount of The Man With The Golden Gun. This means the whole thing has bubbled like crazy this morning, but fuck it. There is enough glitter and shit going on that I don't think anyone is really going to notice some bubbles. Anyway, that's enough words, I know what you're here for - pretty pictures!
|Out in the sunshine!|
|Inside, under a lamp|
|Also inside, under a lamp. I love lamp.|
|Inside, diffused window sunshine. I love the colour here, it looks|
|Inside, diffused sunlight. You can really see the duochrome here.|
|Inside, diffused light, angled so you can see the gorgeous coppery red shine.|