Lit from Within: Coral 'n Acrylic
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Saturday, April 26, 2014

Coral 'n Acrylic

Hello, Fireflies!

This may be the Pantone year of Radiant Orchid, but this season is all about coral.  I love it in so many different variations - the electric, soft, more peachy, more pink - all of a sudden, I can't get enough.

This is Ulta Professional Cabana Coral, an electric reddish-coral. This is going to be a pedicure fave for me this summer, I'm sure!

Ulta Professional Cabana Coral, an electric reddish-coral

I did a gradient with Maybelline Gilded Rose, a rosy gold shimmer with glitter.  Shouldn't that be a gilded lily, as in 'don't gild the lily,' not a rose? People and their mixing of metaphors. Bah.

a gradient with Maybelline Gilded Rose, a rosy gold shimmer with glitter

I'm not a crafty person, but somehow I decided that I wanted to make my own acrylic doodads for my nails.  I bought some acrylic powder, pigments, the monomer, and some molds, and I used some glitter I already had, and mixed up these blue glittery butterflies, and what I hoped looked like a hot air balloon.


Bottle shot: Maybelline Gilded Rose, and Ulta Cabana Coral.

Bottle shot: Maybelline Gilded Rose, and Ulta Cabana Coral.

I don't know why, but my latest fascination with nail art is to stick things on my nails.  I can't keep them on, because I pick everything off, but I love it.  I'm finding all kinds of cool 3-D stuff on eBay, and I have a bunch of these molds I'm going to play with. 

What do you think about 3-D nail art?

10 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous shade of coral!

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  2. Maybelline Gilded Rose is one of my favorites. I love this - I'm gonna try something similar. ;)

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  3. Love the combo of the gold and coral. I am not really a fan of 3d polish

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  4. I do love the idea of making your own doodads, that's very creative :)

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  5. you made those butterflies yourself? wow! Love them!

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  6. You made those? Wow! Haven't seen that before!

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  7. Cabana Coral looks beautiful! I want!

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