Holographic Stars on Navy: I is for: Inspired
We’ve had a few weeks’ break for Christmas and New Year, but now the A2Z series challenge is back with the letter I, which is for inspired.
I took my inspiration from a recent manicure by Nail Lacquer UK, where AJ punched out holographic butterflies and added them over black. I’ve done the same thing before, about a year ago, where I used a punch to create some stars, and another where I used a hole punch to create hearts, but AJ’s was a recent manicure that reminded me of the technique, so effectively she has inspired this.
I’ve used navy as my base, and stars again, but this is fully based on AJ’s manicure otherwise, especially with the use of holographic polishes.
I painted a couple of coats of my holographic polishes, plus a top coat, onto a plastic sheet. In this case, I used the wrapper from a greetings card. Once the polish was dry, I punched out the star shapes using two different sized craft punches.
While my second coat of my base colour, Ciaté Power Dressing, was still tacky, I added the stars and pressed them down lightly with a brush.
I’ve managed to revive my bottle of HK Girl using some Seche Restore, and that served well as a nice, non-smearing top coat, particularly over the holographic nails.
Can you see the holo? I can’t, sadly. I tried everything to get this to photograph well, including using flash and also adding in “normal” lamps. But the holo is really only showing in the bottle. You’ll just have to take my word for it that it is there!
- Base colour: two coats of Ciaté Power Dressing
- Stars: GOSH Holographic Hero, Color Club Over The Moon
- Top coat: Glisten & Glow HK Girl
All manicure images are copyright to Kerruticles unless otherwise mentioned.
Here are the manicures from the other A2Zers:
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