Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Every Cloud Has a Holo Lining

I think this mani was better in my head than it turned out to be... but I still like it! I tried to do a sky near dusk with pink tinged clouds floating along, and each little cloud has a silver (holographic) lining.

I started by layering a LOT of polishes, I mean TONS! In the following picture, there are 8 layers of polish. You can see that I didn't allow the polish to completely dry after each layer and when I applied Seche Vite topcoat, it freaked out! It's all squiggly. I had to wait and come back to this mani the next day and reapply a layer of Seche Vite to smooth it out. 

See, squiggly.

After I got it to smooth out a bit, I used acrylic paints to make the fluffy pink clouds. To the bottom of each cloud I applied a bit of holographic sparkle. I was a little too light handed, you can barely see the holo-y goodness. 

Here are the two hands together, and if you look closely, you can see that the underside of the clouds do shine a bit. And actually, now that I look at it from further away, it's kinda pretty like this!

Up close shot where you can see some of the holo.

The bazillion polishes I used in this mani (not counting Nail Envy and Seche Vite!): OPI What's With the Cattitude?, OPI Skull and Glossbones, Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Delphinium, Essie Walk Down The Aisle, OPI I Juggle... Men, China Glaze OMG. Whew!

And here is a link to the song I was humming when I wrote this post. :)

20 comments:

  1. As pretty as pink clouds are, I never thought of them on nails! Well done; they are gorgeous!

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    1. Yeah, I had hoped they would turn out better, but they were still really fun to do. :)

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  2. This is a really pretty mani. Well Done :)

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  3. I really like how it turned out :)

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    1. Thanks, that is really sweet of you to say! :)

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    1. Thanks! I wanted them to look more like a Maxfield Parrish painting of clouds (ha ha, like I could even get close!), but it is a fun concept. I just need to give it another go, I guess. :)

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  5. Clouds are so fascinating - I love them - and I love your clouds too :)

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    1. Thanks Maria! I love clouds too, so pretty. I always wish I could dance on top of them.

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  6. I do not know your award policy, but I hope you will accept my nomination of your blog for the Versalite Blogger Award. See the "how to's" here: http://mariasnailpolishblog.blogspot.com/2012/01/versatile-blogger-award.html

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    1. Thank you! I don't put awards on my site, but I really do appreciate the nomination!

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  7. I so adore this manicure, looks precious! =)

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    1. Thank you Esra! It was fun to do, even if it wasn't exactly what I'd hoped for.

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  8. It looks great! Really beautiful. :)

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