Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Swatch: Polished by KPT - Dichromate

Nothing to Disclose

Hello lovelies!

I just got back from a period of being up at my parents' cottage without reception. I thought I'd show you what I've been wearing for these past couple of days -- Dichromate.

Dichromate is a green (warm) to orange (cold) thermal polish, and the shift is quite volatile and noticeable. It's been insanely hot here lately, though, so getting both colours to show has been a bit of a challenge. Most times it's just a lovely bright apple-ish green. :)

Application was interesting, a bit. The formula is a bit thick because of, I presume, the heady mix of metallic shimmer and thermal pigment. It tends to gloop ever so slightly on contact with acetone, which means clean-up requires a bit of patience. Your best bet is to go with 3 thin coats, making sure not to finesse them too much, and giving plenty of drying time in-between. The result is worth it, it's really fun to watch it shift colours!

Lastly, here is a photo I took of the clouds and the moon, with my parents' dock on the lake visible thanks to the little lanterns:

I hope to get some nail art done while I'm out here but, barring that, you'll definitely still be getting swatches! I'm thinking of readjusting my nail shape, too, but that's still an Idea and not a Plan... ;)

Polishes used:
butter LONDON - Nail Foundation (base coat)

I miss you, my lovelies! I hope you're all well. :)




  1. Funny polish! And this photo is very beautiful! Lucky your parents to live in such a beauty place! You asked me to show you my "Water lilies" by your tutorial if I ever do them. So here they are: :)))

  2. THEY ARE BEAUTIFUL. I am so in love!! The dark base makes the flowers really pop!

  3. I wish we had had time to properly shoot my nails, so there could be a collection of shots like this. Also, we would have had to shoot the food at Omma, as the counter-balance to the lovely shot of the moon here. :)

  4. I know! But we did at least get one photo (as per my latest post). Next time we'll budget the time for a photoshoot. ;)