a close-up of a green holographic nail look on short natural nails

I love to manicure my own nails and never go to the nail salon. DIY manicure is an excellent method of stress relief, it helps me to relax and gives me some quality time with myself. I know it sounds a little too egoistic, but I highly suggest you do your manicure at home. Even though my current nail situation isn't how I want it to be (I'm trying to regrow my nails after an incident) I still love my short nail and try to treat them with a new manicure each week. This week I'm wearing enchanting duochrome nail polish called 'Years'* by Born Pretty nail products retailer.

a close-up of a green holographic nail look on short natural nails

'Years' holographic nail polish is a part of the 'Flower in Sunshine' series and it has the most beautiful duochrome shade. I would describe it as green on purple color, full of small holographic particles. When you look at your nails from different angles and lighting, the color changes from seaweed green to dark heather, revealing a soft holographic effect. I'm really amazed at the shade, it is perfect for the cold time of the year. 

a close-up of a green holographic nail look on short natural nails

The consistency of the nail polish isn't too thick or runny, it is perfect for application. It dries out very fast, even when applied in two coats, and has a beautiful glossy finish. However, struggled to apply a second coat. I wanted to reach the full opacity and pigmentation with a second thin coat, but the second coat of this duochrome nail polish keep smudging the first coat. To prevent this, I suggest you apply the desirable base coat of color and only one coat of the 'Years' holographic nail polish. Of course, the final color won't be as sultry as it could've been, but this solves the issue.

On the swatches, I'm wearing a base coat — coffee brown, cool-toned nail polish, and a double coat of 'Years' holographic nail polish. As a top coat, I used a No Smudge Clear Top also by Born Pretty. This time it worked incredibly great! It sealed my holographic manicure and made it last more than a week with minor tip chipping. The longevity exam was successfully completed!

a close-up of a green holographic nail polish bottle by born pretty

So, overall, I really liked the beautiful duochrome shine and subtle holographic effect of this nail polish. Despite its enchanting color, I can't say I'm a huge fan of this duochrome nail polish. It isn't easy to build up the opacity of the manicure: each new coat, even the thinnest one, smudges the previous one. Of course, this issue is not huge and I know how to solve it, but, maybe with a stamping plate, this nail polish will work better. Autumn is always a time for a new experiment, isn't it?

Lots of love,