Lit from Within: Nail Potions and Pearls

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? 


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

  2. like the three colours together, lovely!

    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!

  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.

    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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