Catrice,  Essence

Iron Mermaiden plus Hello Holo

Hello there! Here I am again, showing you my attempt to recreate Butter London’s “Knackered“. I knew I would lose the challenge from the beginning, but hey! The result is still a duochrome with holographic glitters on top and I like it :)
The base colour of this manicure is the beautiful “Iron Mermaiden” by Catrice, multichrome polish in the bottle but just duochrome on the nails (still pretty though!). I used three coats of it to reach opacity, but it didn’t bother me, because I do really enjoy this colour on my nails. Then, on top, I added one coat of “Hello Holo” by Essence.
Well, it’s definetly not like “Knackered”, which has a more purple base, and the holographic glitters are a lot tinier, but I’m very satisfied with the end result. But I’ll probably still get “Knackered” in the next future XD
P.S. in the last days I received an amazing nail mail from Apothica, which is kindly sponsoring my blog, and I also got two stunning flakie-polishes by Layla! I’m so excited and I can’t wait to show you guys :D
Oh, and keep entering my giveaway!!
(last picture was taken underwater)
  • Maybe you could also try layering Iron Mermaiden over a lilac polish and use China Glaze Fairy Dust over it :) Maybe it will bring you even more close to Knackered :)

    • That’s a great idea! The problem is that I don’t own Fairy Dust :(

  • Beautiful! I have got to get me some Hello Holo!

  • You just gotta love a polish with a name like Iron Mermaiden! :)

  • Beautiful combo!

  • I do not like Knackered but I do think you got close to it!

  • Heh. I had exactly the same idea recently! Since I don’t really like either of these two polises on their own, I just directly mixed them in the bottle. It makes for a lovely Franken. I think it looks best when layered over black.

    • You’re right, I should have tried it over black or a purple…

  • Bellissimo!!

  • Love the nails! Duo and holo! Wee!

  • ooooh this turned out great!! I love this

  • This looks just fantastic! I have to try it too :)

  • Ahhh, I really <3 Hello Holo! :)

  • Ha, looks very cool, and quite close to Knackered! Actually, it could be almost a dupe if you’d use CG Fairy Dust (if you have it) instead of Helo Holo :D :D

  • The underwater shot is gorgeous!

  • Great combo! Very original!