Thursday, June 5, 2014

Starlight and Sparkles Duochrome Toppers, Part Two

A couple weeks ago, I posted the first three duochrome toppers I got for review from Starlight and Sparkles, the Starlight Polish Mythological Trio. Today I have the remaining three, the Mermaid Melody trio: Ever Blue, Splash Dream, and Star Jewel. As with the other trio, the stars on the labels coordinate with the color shift of the polishes.



As with the first set of duochrome toppers, I layered these over black creme to bring out the shifts to their best advantage. The shimmer in this trio has a denser look than the Mythological colors, with a microflakie/flecked finish rather than tiny scattered shimmer particles.

Ever Blue shifts from blue through blue violet and purple to red violet. The shift is quite strong even in indirect light. Depending on the angle, you may see the whole range of colors on each individual nail or you may see a single color dominate on one nail and a different color on the next.









I wasn't blessed with cloudless weather the day I swatched these, but there was some sunlight filtering through. Outside, the dense shimmer gave Ever Blue an almost metallic look at some angles.





Splash Dream shifts from purple through pink to gold. I absolutely fell in love with this one.









In sunlight, Splash Dream displayed the same almost-metallic effect that Ever Blue had and proved to be quite the chameleon. Sometimes it showed the full purple to gold shift, sometimes it went all purple, and sometimes it went mostly gold.







Seriously, those last three photos are all of the same polish, taken within about a minute of each other. Amazing. Okay, just one more of Splash Dream.



Star Jewel shifts from cool-toned green to golden green. This is a more subtle shift than the other two in the trio.







Here's Star Jewel in sunlight:





Obviously Splash Dream is my favorite of these three, though they are all beautiful. The formula was easy to work with, not too thick or too thin. I used one coat of each of the toppers over the black creme and did not need to add any clear topcoat as they were smooth enough on their own.

This trio is available as a set of full-size bottles for $22.50 or minis for $9.50 at the Starlight and Sparkles etsy shop. Individual bottles are available for $8/full or $3.50/mini. You can follow the brand on Facebook here.

The polishes shown in this entry were provided free for review purposes. The content of the entry was not dictated by the provider, and I get to keep the polishes for my own use.

11 comments:

  1. I'm kind of on the fence as far as it not being smooth, but the colors are really great. I wonder how different base colors affect them?

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    1. Lizzy, I rather like the visual texture of the shimmer in these--even more to look at. :)

      As for different base colors, cilucia did Ever Blue over blurple, Splash Dream over red, and Star Jewel over green:
      http://cilucia.blogspot.com/2012/10/indie-starlight-polish-spam-continued.html

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  2. Wow these look incredible! haha I like how the stars on the bottle help differentiate them!

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    1. drinkcitra, I know--I thought that was so clever of her, since they look very similar in the bottle.

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  3. These look really good. I like the first one the best :)

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    1. Rainbowify Me, thanks; Starlight did a great job with these.

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  4. Oh, I love shimmer/shifters like this - Ever Blue is my favorite!

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    1. Maria, Ever Blue is indeed gorgeous.

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  5. Jaw dropping! I really love the effect these produce! Wow I'm impressed :-)

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    1. Anaka, they are gorgeous, for sure.

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  6. they're all so gorgeous! I think ever blue is my favorite though :)

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