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Thursday, January 7, 2010

Bleach Black, Dick Weed mani! 14 pictures

Trying my best, I *just* could not get a true colors picture of this amazing polish! When I did 2 fake nail swatches a few posts ago, I was wrong when I said this was a blackened Emerald duochrome. The black I saw is actually a greyed/drabbed out purple. Here's my best description...
Highly Glowing, Metallic Emerald Green, flashing Blue & Turquoise, with a Dusty Purple Haze around the edges.
I have read many polishes being likened to beetle wings, however, I can truthfully say that they *all* pale in comparison to Dick Weed. This polish really does look like the wings of a beetle!!!
I bought this polish because I love the Bleach Black Website and for its unusual name. Judging from the website picture of this polish, I was expecting a color something on the lines of Color Club Emerald Depths. With a name like Dick Weed, I was sure that I was purchasing nothing more than a novelty polish with a crap formula.
Boy, was I ever wrong!!! This polish is the most unusual and prettiest I own.
Dick Weed is not an in-your face-duochrome- it's more subtle than that. Most times, Dick Weed looks to be a gorgeous metallic emerald, leaning to aqua. The other colors in this polish come out in the shadows of different lighting. As I type 10:19 in the morning, northern exposure window to my right, Dick Weed looks emerald at the cuticles, turquoise in the middle and a blackened murky purple at the tips. And on my left hand from an eastern exposed window, Dick Weed looks metallic emerald with dark edges. In full sun the shimmers in this polish reflect a light turquoise with a murky purple halo.
Wings of a beetle, for sure! Dick Weed is gorgeous, different, and odd. The colors are as elusive as a flying beetle...one minute you look down and see a gorgeous turquoise, move your hand for a better look and you see something else.
I've had Dick Weed on for 2 days, and have done nothing but look at my nails, going from window to window and light to light, trying to find all the colors in this polish! 
This is easily the #1 ranking nail polish in my collection! I say this honestly... and I consider myself a purple lover, certainly not a green fanatic. 
I suppose this would not be a proper review if I didn't talk about formula...
(By the way, I purchased this polish and I am not affiliated in any way with Bleach Black.)
My nail tech applied 3 coats and it was opaque. I applied an additional 4th coat for good measure. The first coat was thin and streaky, each coat after building color an opaqueness. The brush was decent and loaded up perfectly.
I took hundreds of pictures over the course of 2 days, under all kinds of lighting. I pared the pictures down to 14, choosing color over compositionOddly,  small images show Dick Weed at its best in the duochrome department! All my pictures, however, are clickable for a giant view.
I love this polish so much, I am ordering 3 more...one for a back-up, 1 for Sasha, and 1 for Andrea.
Pictures in no particular order...I took so many I have forgotten what pic was taken under what lighting. Some were taken pre-clean-up as well...






















 

 
































14 comments:

Mary said...

Oh my. I've had my order page for this open all morning wondering if I should cave and pay the shipping for one bottle of polish, but I think you've made my decision! That is mesmerizing!

nihrida said...

*fell off the chair from awesomeness*

....

WOW! What is this? Magic in a bottle? It looks so different on every photo: teal, blue, blackish green, even purple-ish... What's that? You're getting one for me? *runs in circles like a headless chicken*

Thess said...

WOW! That is one hell of a Duo-Chrome..
(Pardon my language....)

L said...

I can't breathe. This is just beautiful!

ainos2 said...

You won't be disappointed Mary!

ainos2 said...

I saw sapphire blue on them while driving with my hands on top of my steering wheel this morning!
Yep you are~ I just ordered ordered 3 more a few minutes ago.

ainos2 said...

It's all that and more! 8-)

ainos2 said...

I bought it partly for the name, but now that it's on my nails looking like a million bucks, I wish the name were as magical as this polish truely is!

ainos2 said...

Hope my post on the NB doesn't get poofed. Is it acceptable if I didn't leave a link?

nihrida said...

It wasn't poofed yet. Well, that's the name... =)

nihrida said...

You shouldn't look at your nails while you're driving, you know. *iz being a smart-ass*

ainos2 said...

haha- I know!

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