Tuesday, October 8, 2013

ILNP Birefringence and a very cool "Eerie Eyes" tutorial.

So to give you fair warning, this post will be graphic intense. It may take some time for them all to load on a slow connection, but I AD to share this polis with you and this nifty tutorial for some awesome Eerie Halloween Eyes.

To start, let me say I L<3ve nail polish was my very first nail blog I followed, and my very first Indie polis that I purchased. The polishes are beautiful! The glitter toppers and multi chrome polishes both have very nice unique qualities that are worth the looksee!

For this post, and my tutorial I used Birefringence from the Ultra Chrome collection. It is GORGEOUS, and it does not disappoint! The colors shift so well! To keep down the use of coats of the polish, I used a coat of back polish as undies. (Revlon Stiletto). The polish is described on the ILNP store page as "Birefringence shifts through an array of incredible blues, purples, reds, oranges, yellows, and even subtle greens!" This statement is FACTUAL! :) So many pretty shifts. The formula was also fantastic. There was no streaking and it dried rather quickly.

Now onto the pictures:


Now for the tutorial! :) So, after I was done admiring the beautifulness of Birefringence, I decided it would make a very cool polish background for a Halloween mani. At this point I pulled out my yellow acrylic paint (You can use polish),and added little eyes and eyebrows. For the eyes, I used a tiny paint brush and a dotting tool. I dotted the yellow on and then used the brush to pull some of the paint out to make them pointy and eerie. Then using a striper of black I added the brows.
Now, if you have purchased yourself a bottle of the China Glaze or Sinful Colors low in the Dark topcoat, and wondered what it could be used for other tan the whole nail, tis is where this becomes fun!
Very carefully using the same tiny brush, I dipped it into the GITD polish and put it over my yellow eyes (after they dried of course!)
Turn off the lights and this is what I had...
I decided to go a step further and add little black dots to the eyes, which made it glow even cooler. I wish my camera hadn't flaked at this point. Here is finished in the light:
I also made little pumpkins with glow eyes and mouths! They turned out equally as cool, but again, my camera flaked!
Did you try this tutorial? Post it on the Covered By Color Facebook page so I can see! Also, leave me a comment and let me know what you think! I love to hear from readers!
Birefringence is available HERE at the I Love Nail Polish store.
These polishes were not provided to me for review. They are polishes from my own nail polish collection and the opinions are my own and were not influenced in any way.


  1. Nice use of Birefringence! I bought the whole set during the launch, the only one I've used is Cynus Loop.

    I like the creepy eyes! I recently did a mani with acrylic paint and glow in the dark top coat and I had no idea that combination made really cool glow in the dark effects!

  2. I have Birefringence and Cygnus Loop. I have not tried Cygnus Loop yet... might be what I paint my nails with tonight! :)