Wednesday, September 9, 2015

#31DC2015 009 // Rainbow Nails

When I brainstorm ideas for my nails, they usually turn out differently than I expected. Sometimes an idea just doesn't translate from concept to nail. Sometimes it takes a little tweaking to get there. Then, there are the times that they turn out ah-mazingly well, like with my RAINBOW nails...

Rainbow Glitter Sandwich

Rainbow Nails

Rainbow Nails

Rainbow Nails

Rainbow Nails

Rainbow Jelly Glitter Sandwich

Rainbow Nails

Polishes Used: 

1 Coat Fingerpaints Smooth Over Ridge Filler
OPI Chromatic Orange
OPI Indigo Motif
OPI Landscape Artist
OPI Magenta Muse
OPI Pen & Pink
OPI Pirouette My Whistle
OPI Pop the Cork!
OPI Primarily Yellow
OPI Purple Perspective
OPI Turquoise Aesthetic
1 Coat Pure Ice Oh, Baby
1 Coat Pure Ice Busted
1 Coat Pure Ice Oh, Baby
1 Coat N.Y.C. Color Sweet Candy
1 Coat SinfulColors Clear Coat
1 Coat Seche Vite

Last night, I figured it was as good a time as any to get out my OPI Colorpaints and see what they could do. It was time for the RAINBOW prompt... Day 9 of the 31 Day Challenge. I've seen manicures like this on other blogs, but I've never actually tried to do one. 

After a coat of Ridge Filler, I just started randomly painting my nails. I started with the lightest of Colorpaints and worked towards the darkest, filling in my nails, not really paying much attention to overlapping colors. When my nails were colored in, I added a coat of Pirouette My Whistle, followed by a coat of Pop the Cork. Then, I went back over each nail, painting matching spots of color until I had an abstract jelly glitter sandwich going on. 

But why stop there? 

More sparkle was definitely in order, so I added a coat of Oh, Baby, a blue to purple shimmer in a clear base. That was followed up with Busted, a shimmer that flashes purple to pink to slightly orangish. One more coat of Oh, Baby was next, followed by a coat of Sweet Candy, a pink shimmer polish. At that point, I was happy with the amount of sparkles on my nails and sealed everything off with a coat of SinfulColors Clear Coat, followed by Seche Vite. 

I was pretty sure that this layering would look really cool if it worked out, but I really, really love it. And yes, I'm totally bummed that I have to take it off after just one day of wearing it! I could easily wear this for a couple of days, it's such a great combination of all my favorite things! The Challenge might press on, but I'll be coming back and revisiting this look, that's for sure!!!

#31DC2015

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