*snerk* My mind is going places.
For the last day of the 31 Days Challenge we’re supposed to recreate a manicure we love. The challenge list doesn’t specify whether it’s one’s own or someone else’s, if it’s to come from the challenge or not. I chose to do a variant of Mimi’s Tentacle Nails, which can be found on her blog MakeupWithdrawal.
Here’s what I used today:
- essie rock solid
- essence btgn base sealer
- LOOK by BIPA Nail Quickie 37 blue stars
- acrylic paint
- essence btgn top sealer
- Seche Vite
First I applied one coat of each base, two of blue stars and some Seche Vite.
blue stars has a blue base on the verge of purple, almost like a super-deep periwinkle, with fine turquoise-y blue shimmer. It’s one of those colours that change vastly depending on the lighting, from obviously blue to rich purple. It’s quite opaque, two coats provide full coverage.
This polish is a bit thick and doesn’t level perfectly. But overall it didn’t apply badly, blue stars is easy to control and doesn't streak past the first coat. The brush is an old-school round one, it works quite well with the formula.
Here’s blue stars in two coats with Seche Vite:
Then I mixed some salmony shades with acrylic paint, painted on the tentacles and dotted on the suction cups. Then I added a coat of top sealer and one of Seche Vite.
I like octopodes. And no matter what I do, these days my cuticles don’t want to not look dry.