Lit from Within: Nail Potions and Pearls
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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Nail Potions and Pearls


Hello, Fireflies!

Every time I think I have a favorite nail polish color, I get a new one.  Lately, I have been obsessed with bluish/steely grey polishes.  So, of course I was happy about Kunimitsu by Nail Potions Russian Blue.

Kunimitsu by Nail Potions Russian Blue

I should have mixed it a little better to get more of the gold glitters, but otherwise, I couldn't be happier.  I love the light blue shimmer, and the formula was great. 

I wanted to play off of the gold glitter, so I picked this nail art, inspired by one done by A Thousand Nails

tape art with SOPI Charge It!

I used Scotch tape to get a nice, clean line, and painted the stripe with SOPI Charge It!  I like that this gold isn't a metallic chrome, and you can see some of the swirls of pigment.  It has a kind of molten effect.

Russian blue, gold stripe, and pearl details.

For a little 3-D detail.... and something that ended up reminding me a little bit of a Dalek... I added some half-pearls in a dark blue.

Russian blue, gold stripe, and pearl details.

Bottle shot:  Nail Potions by Kunimitsu Russian Blue, SOPI Charge It! and a wheel of half-pearls.

 Nail Potions by Kunimitsu Russian Blue, SOPI Charge It! and a wheel of half-pearls.

If you'd like more information about Nail Potions, you can find her on Facebook and on her Etsy shop.  I wish I could remember where I bought the pearls.. but you can find similar things on Born Pretty Store, Dollar Nail Art, or KKCenterHK, among other places.

Do you like 3-D nail art? 

8 comments:

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    1. Thanks so much, Ariel! Glad you like it. :)

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  2. like the three colours together, lovely!

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    1. Thanks, Fiona! I never know how these things are going to turn out when I start them. Hard to go wrong with blue, though.. I love it so!

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  3. My first thought upon seeing this, before reading the article, was, "Daleks!!" Obviously that wasn't your intent, but it made me smile that you thought the same thing yourself.

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    1. LOL! Ah, so many of us nail folk are also geeks. Honestly, I've not watched Dr. Who, but I can't escape the fan base. :) I do intend on watching it once I get Netflix. Then I can watch ALL of them! :)

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