I remember when I swapped for my bottle of Sally Hansen Turquoise Opal. It was only 3/4 full, but I wanted it so badly that I swapped one of my less-loved OPI DS holos for it. I was so ecstatic when I finally got it in the mail, and then I wore it and I was slightly disappointed. Granted, I wore it over something completely stupid instead of a staple like black, but still. There’s a photo of it a verrrrrrrry long time ago on my blog. Don’t look at it. You’ll laugh at me.
There were also so many duochromes coming out around that time (still are, actually) that I fell out of love with my bottle. It’s like my relationship with crackles; super love it at first, and then everyone else does it and I have to break up with that finish for a while. A “break,” if you will. (Though my break with crackles is on indefinite hiatus.)
I blame the rekindling of my duochrome romance on Scrangie. I’m sure I’m not alone when I say that that dastardly woman creates lemmings for just about every nail polish I’ve ever seen.
This is the second and last duochrome I purchased from the newer Models Own Beetlejuice collection.
This is two coats of Models Own Tropical Sun over Dior Lucky. This is an orange to gold duochrome that leans mainly orange, with sparse, tiny pieces of glitter scattered throughout. Some people don’t like the tiny glitter, but I think it’s way cute. Sometimes it leans ever so slightly pink. Just ever so slightly. A teeny weensy bit. Not a lot.
Application was super smooth, very similar to Models Own Indian Ocean. Cleaning up the edges, though…try to be neat when you apply this! You know how some microshimmers or glassflecks clean up horribly and you try really hard to not mess up because you’ll just get a streak of pigment and flecks and stuff all across your cuticle? Yes, this happens. You know it does!
I have attempted numerous times to make the base less orange, but even with a pink like Lucky, I have had no luck. (Har har.)
You know I don’t like orange polish, so when I say I really like this, that means something! I do love how the gold is there but not really there.
So if you don’t follow my Facebook page (which you should totally do if you are interested and like seeing pictures of nail polish jewelry, random Hipstamatic NOTDs (think of them as blog post previews!), or my cat), I mentioned that Llarowe is using my photo of Dollish Polish Dark Elf for her shop! This is super exciting for me as I have never been asked to have my photos used as swatch photos for polishes before. And here I was wondering why I had so many people check out my blog two days ago. So yay! And if you’re here for the first time, welcome!
Thanks for reading! <3