I thought Techno Girl from Sephora by OPI would be cute for Valentine's Day, so I tried it using China Glaze Sexy Silhouette for the tips. Techno Girl is a nice medium pink but it's similar to a lot of pinks that I own. Sexy Silhouette is a really nice shimmery fuschia but it goes on translucent so I usually use it in layers. I played around with a few different combinations including a matte effect--see more pics after the jump.
I started out with three coats of Techno Girl:
Then added red tips using Sexy Silhouette:
I wanted to see how Techno Girl would look matte:
Then to make the red tips really pop I tried a frosted pink top coat (Confetti Dreamdate) over the Sexy Silhouette:
I think I liked it better before adding Dreamdate, but I'll definitely try more layering with Dreamdate in a different look some other time. Later on, just out of curiosity I added another layer of matte top coat from Rescue Beauty Lounge and this was the result:
I'm still getting used to the matte look but I thought overall it was an interesting effect. I like how it's simple but non-traditional.