I have always had problems with duochromes in the past, but I learnt that the secret is to get the coats thin enough as they seem to take so much longer to dry. I also learnt quite recently that it helps with the overall finish to use a black undie so I have used a base of Nails Inc Black Taxi. I did one coat of Black Taxi and two coats of Death by Grape and I did get a bit of dragging at the base of the nail so I may not have left it quite long enough between coats, but mostly the finish is pretty good, I'll just be more patient next time. I also tried to avoid the brush strokes that I find I get with shimmery polishes.
Death by Grape is a very pretty polish, with the colours reminding me of the blue/purple sheen you get on a black grape, but of course you then spend all day turning your hand this way and that to catch the colour changes! I hope I have managed to capture enough of the colours in my pics, I think the blown up shots at the end capture the beauty of this one quite well.
|Belle Glamour Death by Grape|