01 Feb


Day 12 of the Pre-Spring Challenge is “stripes” so I came up with this very simple yet elegant mani with a touch of flair. I picked a dark color with a silver undertone and used my silver striper to add two stripes, offset just a bit, down each nail. I think I looks great. These pictures don’t really capture just how gorgeous this blue is. I’m still figuring out a better setup for taking great pictures. I usually prefer to take them outdoors but sometimes the weather does not cooperate. I hope you enjoy these. Please leave a comment if you do. 🙂

I think this is a work friendly look.


For this look I used
Chic – Blue Velvet (deep blue)
Kids nail art Striper – Silver Glitter

28 Jan

Subtle Galaxy Nails

I hooked both of my younger sisters into letting me do their nails so I could catch up in the Pre-Spring Challenge. The theme for day 5 is “Sky” and I had a little bit of an extra challenge coming up with a manicure that my more… let’s call her reserved… little sister would feel comfortable wearing and was suitable for her work. I wanted to do something different but “galaxy nails” kept coming up but my sister didn’t want galaxy nails like I did a while back so I thought about a way to tone it down a bit and tried it out with some subtle colors that don’t contrast as much. I also didn’t start off with sponging white to make the colors “pop” but chose a similar color to start my nebulas. A lot of these colors are holographic or have a hint of holo so I am excited to see what they look like in the sun.


Aren’t they pretty? They are different but I think they are a great option for someone like my sister who needs a little more subtlety. The pictures don’t really do it justice. They have a holographic magic to them.
To get this look I used:
Bobbie – Weng Weng (black soft holo)
Sally Hansen Beyond Perfect – peaceful plum
BK Holographic polishes in 01 (silver) 09 (aqua blue) 11 (pinkish purple) and 21 (light pink)
Sinful Colors – Let me go
Jocarste – White
Jocarste – 49 Holographic glitter
I also used a sponge and a tiny dotting tool to add the white dots for stars after I finished sponging.
What do you think? Leave a comment and let me know.
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