Thursday, July 23, 2015

Gilded Galaxies Seriotype

I almost hesitate to call this a "galaxy" manicure. Sure, it's got the navy blue, and I do get a celestial, outer-space vibe when I look at it... But that wasn't exactly what I was going for. However, I do really love the way my nails turned out, and could probably wear this for a while...

Gilded Galaxy Nails

Gilded Galaxies Seriotype

Gilded Galaxy Manicure

Gilded Galaxy Nails

Polishes Used:

1 Coat Fingerpaints Smooth Over Ridge Filler
2 Coats OPI Indigo Motif
China Glaze Mingle with Kringle
Morgan Taylor Watch Your Step, Sister!
Rainbow Honey Costa Dorada
SinfulColors Energetic Red
SinfulColors Jolt
1 Coat SinfulColors Clear Coat
1 Coat Seche Vite

While I'd love to claim that these were a deliberate attempt to create deep-space galaxies on my nails, they were actually inspired from something completely different. It was inspired by the colors in a really cool abstract painting I pinned a couple of days ago...

c/o Tulonski via SF Girl By Bay & Pinterest

It was a re-pin from my feed that I tracked back to the blog SF Girl By Bay and then to Tumblr user Tulonski. I looooove the color choices in this piece. There's something about random splashes of color joining together haphazardly on a canvas that I just adore. So, I did my best to use the colors from the painting in a seriotype on my nails...

Gilded Galaxy Manicure

Yep. Still loving it! I know I didn't get any of the negative white space in there, but I was going more to capture the collection of colors. And of course, I had to add some glitter!

So far, I've talked about all but two of the polishes I used in this seriotype. SinfulColors Jolt is a recent acquisition. It's a bright blue that's a shade or two less green than Savage. Costa Dorada is a gold glitter topper from my July Rainbow Honey Mystery Bag. Rather than hex glitter, it's got square glitter, but it does have a decent yellow tinge to the base. I had to go back over it with Indigo Motif to prevent the blue in the layering from turning green.

As much as I love this layering and would love to keep it on for another day or two, Fishbowl Friday is tomorrow! I'll be drawing the prompt tonight and posting on Instagram as usual. Until then...

-S

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