Thursday, May 15, 2014
GOT Brushed Metal Circle Gradient
I 'GOT' a lot of textures in my collection - I really like them. Some of them look even better with topcoat, some are great with stamping over them, and some, like the ones I have today, have a great metallic vibe.
Enter the Brushed Metals collection from Avon. You can probably still get these in one of their clearance sales. I'm always seeing past collections come back in their outlet - and for much cheaper prices! I loved all of these; though the colors are very subtle, they are all very metallic.
This nail art was inspired by the "Circle Gradient" technique from Polish, Glitter, Rock, and Roll, only I didn't use a sponge because of the texture. I just dabbed it on. I started with Wet 'n Wild Black Creme, and Avon Textured Topaz, a champagne yellow texture.
Can you see the very subtle purple in Avon Lilac Quartz? I told you, the colors are subtle. I was hoping the black undies would amplify them, but they are very thick polishes, and opaque on their own.
Avon Platinum is a soft, baby blue...which is kind of a weird choice for me. Isn't platinum typically white? Are there no blue metals? Not like Quartz is a metal, either, but they were okay with that name. Everyone wants to be OPI with their quirky names.
All together, the colors create a lovely mesh of metallic texture! The blue really stands out for me.
In retrospect, a silver or gold polish might have worked better as undies instead of black. Next time!
Bottle shot: Wet 'n Wild Black Creme, Avon Brushed Metals in Textured Topaz, Lilac Quartz, and Platinum.
All the other textures I'm familiar with either went with chunky cremes or glitters - these are the only metallics I'm aware of. Pretty cool, huh?