Thursday, July 6, 2017

I,A.M...Custom Color Cosmetics: Birthday Duo 2017

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Greetings, dear readers! In my previous post, I shared the new Mediterranean Summer Collection launching by I,A.M...Custom Color Cosmetics tomorrow. For today's post, I have Ashlie's new birthday duo to share with you! Her birthday is July 18th (Happy early birthday, Ashlie!), and every year, she commemorates her birthday with either a polish single or duo to celebrate. I am so excited to be able to take part in her birthday celebration with this set, and I hope you are too! Let's check them out!

Cant's Top Me Now
Three coats plus top coat

This is an ultra holo silver topper, that is also opaque in  2-3 coats with no visible mail line. Tons of silver holo in all sizes, a purple to green and aqua duo chrome shimmer and purple/teal/pink/green UCC flakies make this amazing polish! Wear with caution while driving in daylight. You have been warned. Should transform any color worn underneath as well.

Oh my goodness, this polish is amazing! I have it worn here by itself to opacity, and the final result is spectacular! Not only is this polish gorgeous, the formula is A+ as it applied flawlessly to my nails. I had no issues at all with the UCC flakies, and I am definitely going to enjoy layering this over a lot of shades!

Ride Teal We Die
Two coats plus top coat

This is a gorgeous dark teal Ultra holo with purple, green and aqua shimmers throughout as well as the same purple/teal/pink/green UCC flakies. This color is gorgeous and I couldn't be happier with my birthday duo this year!

There is something about a teal polish that I can't seem to get enough of, and while I have quite a number of them in my collection, Ride Teal We Die has the additional UCC flakies to add an extra WOW factor to your nails. I really like this particular density of flakes as they are certainly present to add interest to the nails but not too much to detract from the gorgeous holo base shade. The application was sublime, and I have no issues to report with this magnificent shade.

Cant's Top Me Now over Ride Teal We Die
One coat Cant's Top Me Now over Ride Teal We Die plus top coat

Because they are a duo, I naturally had to wear these two shades together! As you can see, Cant's Top Me Now is rather pigmented, even with a single coat, and that is something to keep in mind when you choose to layer it. While the teal colour of Ride Teal We Die is substantially muted under the topper, the final result is a beautiful ultra-soft teal with extra flakies to boot! While I found the formula of Cant's Top Me Now to be fabulous as is, I may add a little thinner to it should I choose to keep it as a topper so it doesn't overpower the base shade quite so strongly. Either way, the combination is still stunning, and it's just a matter of user preference.

The I,A.M....Custom Color Cosmetics birthday duo will also be launching tomorrow, Friday, July 7th on the website here. The set will retail for $16, and each bottle will be in 0.35 oz/11 mL bottles. Like the Mediterranean Summer Collection in my previous post, these will be available in limited quantities: once they are sold out, they will no longer be available for purchase.

Do you have a favorite shade from this duo? Would you prefer to wear Can'ts Top Me Now my itself to opacity or as a topper? I'd love to hear from you!

Until next time, dear readers, have a wonderful day!

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  1. I really like these two layered!

  2. I love your sun shots - you get so much sparkle and holo on them!

  3. I'd wear the teal all by it's lonesome. I can't wait to see what's on your nails this week!

  4. Gorgeous duo. And they look amazing when paired together.

  5. The holo and flakes together on these are amazing!


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