OPI DS Magic – toned down a bit :)
My mother did have one complaint about OPI Magic – she loved the colour, but found it “too bright”.
I can sorta understand… ok, lies, no I can’t. The third nail polish I ever bought was a bright electric blue, and the fourth was an emerald green. So I’ve always been drawn to the in-your-face colours, while appreciating the lighter ones too.
However, she found it too bright, and it’d be sad if she never wore it because of this. Or, maybe she’d give it to me…. hmm. *ahem*
My first idea was to put my Dreamy (spectraflair holographic topcoat) over it – as it has a silvery sheen and tends to mute the colour under it a bit.
I like this, a lot. Pretty, pretty, pretty.
And see, if I put my left hand (with the Dreamy top coat) and right hand (just DS Magic) together, you can see how muted it is, while staying pretty true to the colour. You DO lose the purple duochrome though.
Next ideas – nail art-ish. I pit two coats of white polish (CR 58) on my pinky and ring fingers , then sponged a coat of Magic on top of that. I also did two sponge dabs on my pinky, which is why it’s darker. Boy, this was a bit trickier to clean up than just white. You see the sparkles on my skin? Smurfs Big Night Out…
Middle and pointer fingers I striped: two coats of L.A. Girls Color Addict Extreme, and then 4 strips of striping tape. I then put a thick coat of Magic over the top – it could have used two, though. ‘Twas a bit patchy!
These were ok, I guess, but I wasn’t that fond of them. I should have gone a bit more contrasting for the stripes, and I didn’t really like the sponged effect at all. Still, they were both a lot more subtle than the Magic on it’s own, so maybe my mother might like something like this?
Any other ideas? 🙂