Retrograde (B363) - Duochrome Light Blue Sheer Stamping Polish
WHAT IS NAIL STAMPING?
Polishes this cute appear only once in a blue moon! Retrograde (B363) is a powdery duochrome blue that shifts with subtle flashes of milky silver for out-of-this-world shine. With concentrated pigments and subtle sparkle, this polish offers great contrast over a dark base.
- BLUE MOON: A gorgeous duochrome light blue polish with hints of silvery shimmers.
- COVERAGE: This color is a specialty finish and will require 2-3 coats for full coverage if using as a base polish.
- 5-FREE AND CRUELTY-FREE: These stamping polishes are only tested on our own nails before yours.
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- WARNING: Keep away from open flames. Adult supervision for ages 6 and under. *0.4oz per bottle*
"5 simple steps" for nail stamping
Paint a generous amount of stamping polish onto a design.
Scape off excess polish with the edge of a scraper card, holding it at a 45 degree angle.
Quickly, roll the stamper head onto the design.
Transfer the stamp onto your nail, using a smooth rolling motion.
Finish with a layer of Smudge Free Top Coat
- base polish
Good in Theory, Not so Good in Application…
I got this polish because it looked SO cute and I liked how it showed up clearly on dark colors. However, when I received it and tried to use it on dark colors it didn’t show up at all. The only way I even knew it stamped was because I could see it when I held my nail in the light and looked at just the right angle. Honestly, I felt like this polish was seriously misrepresented in the listing. Unless the bottle I received was a fluke, the only way they could’ve gotten the sample photo was with dozens of layers perfectly placed on top of each other. That being said, I was able to return the polish and get a replacement that I think will work nicely. The only concern I have after this experience is that I now question whether the sample photos are accurate or not. It’s not like I’m gonna stop buying from Maniology though, and I have no hard feelings. I suppose, going forward, it’s just something to consider when selecting polishes.
This Color is a Game Changer
I love the way the Retrograde over Honu and got a beautiful color!
Gorgeous blue but.....
I adore this color, its absolutely beautiful. The only problem is that it is very, very light. It does not show up on any color but black, I even tried layering to no avail. It does work as a base polish pretty well though. You need at least 4 coats, just make them thin and even and it will turn out gorgeous. I had to find a way to use this gorgeous shade!
Gorgeous iridescent blue
Beautiful transparent polish with gorgeous iridescent icy blue.
Not good for stamping or as regular base polish
I got this in my monthly mxm box. This is not good for stamping or as a regular base polish. I don’t buy these stamping polishes to use as regular polish anyways. But, if it were used as a regular polish, it would need 4-5 coats to become opaque. Having to put so many coats of polish on my nails is ridiculous. As for being a stamping polish, I’m not sure why it would even be labeled for stamping because it can only be seen when light reflects on it from an angle. So, you’d constantly be having to try and catch light to reflect on your nails to be able to see it. It’s also not really a duo chrome, as it looks in the bottle, unless it was really opaque. It’s just too thin, with no opacity. I just didn’t like this polish, and probably won’t use it since it is not opaque, nor does it show/work as a stamping polish should. I added three pics in a collage. One pic shows the polish in a well lit room, but with not light angle. The other two pics show stamped images hitting/reflecting light from an angle. Each pic is labeled.
Hi Donna, sorry to hear that you did not like our Retrograde polish. Our duochrome stamping polishes offer great contrast over a black, these duochromes are to be used over a dark base. Please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance. We do stand behind our product 100% so if you are not satisfied with your purchase, you have 365 days to return the item for a refund or exchange.
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