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I'm posting this to LJ mainly because I want to post multiple pictures and I don't want to mess up my tumblr with it. XD If you follow my tumblr, you'll notice I post mainly nail art. It seems redundant to post arashi stuff because most of the time OTHER people are doing plenty of it and I'd rather just lurk and look at shiny. SO, that being said I've been trying a lot of new nail art techniques. This is one that I thought would be a LOT harder than it actually is. I want to try it again with a few different colors (and a matte base) and possibly nfu oh's holos, but we'll see.

My starting lineup (I ended up not using two of these.)

I started with the black base. I ended up only doing one coat as I put it on fairly thick and it covered the wheel well.

I then applied a light, light blue. For this I used Sephora by OPI Havana Dreams.

Over that I went with China Glaze For Audrey for a greener effect.

Next came Sinful Colors Dream On, which is a bright purple matte (I was surprised the first test of it to find it was matte). I also used some Sally Hansen HD DVD and Pure Ice Heartbreaker here for shimmer and effect.

Then I went for the gold/yellow. Sephora by OPI and Sally Hansen XTreme Wear Mellow Yellow really started to turn it around!

A bit of pink (Sinful Colors Pink Forever) to round it out and a coat of China Glaze Fairy Dust for sparkle and then I was ready for the stars! I should have used less larger ones but I was dot happy. Next time I'll toothpick the smaller ones on. I did a bit of touch up with the black to round it out more before the stars, though.

Finally, the finished product! I was a little meh about it until I put the top coat on and OH MY GOD now I love it. XD I think this is the mani I'm going to wear to impress the girls at the shop when I go to get my toes done this week. :3

And that's it! I can't wait to do it on all of my nails. Actually tempted to make a full set of tips for this as well, if anyone is interested in a press-on set. I've got tons of clear nails to use up. :)

Leaving this unlocked so I can link it to my tumblr. :)

Date: 2011-08-22 02:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
CUTE!!! OMG! so0 that's what you use to make it all straight! I put it directly to my nails and it's messy..well most of it..

Date: 2011-08-22 02:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
*watches your icon over and over*

The cosmetic sponge really helps with the application! You get that starry look with the sponging as well and blends it well. You have to keep on it, though - if you let it all dry it won't blend well. :)

Date: 2011-08-22 04:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
lol looking at my icon =P
ahh..thanks for the tip/s ^^
I shall make a trip to the shop tmr..teehee.. ^^v

Date: 2011-08-22 03:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
SO JEALOUS that you own for audrey. it's one of those colors that i know i want, but then i keep forgetting about it until i see someone else use it. XD

i'm not big on the galaxy trend, but this is lovely. i really like the last layer of pink at the end~

Date: 2011-08-22 05:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
it was actually the first china glaze I ever bought. :)

I'm not really either but it was nifty to create, for sure. Also: I want to test out my nfu oh when it gets here on something like this!

Date: 2011-08-22 06:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
you bought 61, right? I LOVE IT SO MUCH OMG but the only downfall is that you really do need to use the aqua base every time. and i haven't gotten it to do a good layer, even with the aqua base :(

oh nail polish, so complicated.

Date: 2011-08-22 09:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I did. I didn't get the aqua base though...which I'm probably going to regret, aren't I?

I'll see if I can look up anything comparable...

EDIT: Looking at the reviews and descriptions from a few places, the fact that I'm putting it over gels should eliminate the issue. I might put it down over a white base to help amplify, but considering the gels it SHOULD go on fairly easy. I might try to re-seal them with the gel top coat since a few are a bit dull now with nothing on, or just base them up real good. I'll let you know how it goes.
Edited Date: 2011-08-22 09:47 pm (UTC)

Date: 2011-08-23 04:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
ah, that's good! i'm a ~natural nails only~ kind of gal, so i had to buy the aqua base. i wonder why the gels make it okay, though? it's like magic! XD

so excited to see what you do with 61, though. i've only done flat color and a gradient, but there's so many possibilities, i'm sure.

Date: 2011-08-22 12:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
wow!!!! so good!!

Date: 2011-08-22 01:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
that is so cool!!!
I stopped doing my nails many years ago...I just don't have the patience for, I just do the basic mani/padi...just as long as the nails look healthy pink for me, than I'm all right..


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