Not long ago I went through a purple phase--not wearing, but apparently buying. I don't know what sparked it, but suddenly I realized that I hadn't bought anything but purple in a while. It was odd. I wanted to take tonight to swatch some newbies, but also wanted to do more than a simple coat or two (not that there is ANYTHING wrong with that! I can get too caught up in "art" or accents or layers and forget often how pretty my polishes are all on their own!). So, I went with some dots! This was an inspiration for today.
*1 coat Yello-Out base
*2 coats Zoya Aurora (index, middle and pinkie)
*2 coats China Glaze Gothic Lolita (thumb and ring)
*1 coat Out The Door
I have never done a double accent yet, but decided to go ahead and give it a try. It's only for one day, right? Why not!
I used 2 coats of both Aurora and Gothic Lolita for my bases. Aurora was the darling of the Ornate collection. I don't know that I am quite as in love with her as others are, but it is a beautiful polish! It is a warm, deep purple with scattered micro holo glitter/shimmer. Gothic Lolita is a lighter purple, not quite lavendar, that appears to be a cream but has a subtle, lovely blue shimmer to it. Both polishes provided good coverage in 2 coats.
I used a medium dotting tip to alternate dots on the nails, Aurora on Gothic Lolita and visa versa. I was worried that there would not be enough contrast until I saw the photos. I really like how the dots look with these two! I sorta wish that I had used a slightly larger dot and done fewer, but that's not a big deal.
I think that I even like the double-accent look. I don't know how I'll feel when I try it with colors that contrast more, but I haven't written it off. Do you do the double accent? Change up the nail you use? Hate the trend all together?