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Sunday, November 14, 2010

Space Nails

I'm sorry I haven't been blogging this week. It's been a tough week at work and I've had an awful cold so when I get home, I've just been wrapping myself in blankets and watching tv. I'm starting to feel a bit better now though so I'll get back on track with the blog. And even when I'm sick, I paint my nails each day so I do have some photos to share from the past few days.

My sister suggested I do space nails and I wasn't really sure what she meant. But once she explained it, I couldn't do it fast enough. Basically, you start with a black base and sponge on duochrome and holographic polishes to recreate the look of outer space. The effect was pretty hard to photograph so here's some pic spam that doesn't quite capture how amazing it looks. I wish you could see what this looks like in real life. I got a lot of compliments for this look. So, I guess I should thank my sister for the idea.

I used Wet n Wild Black Creme as a base. Then I used a foam paint brush to sponge on SH HD Laser, Orly Space Cadet, and SH Urban Chic. I topped that with a thin coat of China Glaze Fairy Dust and some loose holographic hex glitter to simulate stars. 

 I should really start cleaning up my nails BEFORE I take photos. Some of these are pretty blurry, to show the holo glitter in all its glory. The last one shows Space Cadet the best. Have I ever mentioned how much I love that colour? I know every other blogger has. And it is worth all the hype. If you don't have it yet, try to find a bottle. I'm tempted to buy a back-up because it is so amazing.


Heather / Eyeconic said...

This looks so cool *drool*

Michelle said...

Thank you! And it's so easy to do. The hardest part is probably removal with all the glitters.

anas-blog said...

that looks great! I try so hard to create space nails but i haven't quite got the hang of it yet x