Thursday, October 6, 2011

Slackers... In... SPAAAAAAACE!

Wow, I'm off to a slow start with this whole nail blogging thing. And I know giving excuses is super lame, but I'm not going to deny the fact that I've been feeling like a bag of smashed ass lately, and it's kind of been sapping my motivation to do... well... anything. I'll try to be better about posting, but, uh, I'm not making any promises right now. : P

ANNNYway, since I already had these pictures edited and sitting in my "Ready For Blog" folder, here's a layered manicure I did about a week ago that was a little bit girly and (to me, anyway) a little bit spacy. I don't have a name for it, although I usually try to come up with cute names for my designs. Maybe this one can be "PK Barbie". (Twenty five nerd points and a bonus twenty five cool points to anyone that gets that reference without looking it up.). Like I said, I'm feeling pretty "weh", so I'm not gonna get all frilly with my description.


First*, I laid down two coats of Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Night Flight (my favorite black polish EVAR), and let that dry. Which didn't take long. You know. Insta-Dri. ; )

Then I slapped on a coat of Sally Hansen HD Byte, which is pretty sheer, but added a pretty magenta/blue duochrome glass fleck effect. I wish my camera could capture the colors better.

Next up was a coat of Sinful Colors Pearl Harbor, which added subtle blue-green iridescent glitter.

Then I decided to add a coat of Essie Matte About You to bring out the glittery shimmery effect. In this shot, I have Matte About You on my middle and pinkie fingers so you can see the difference it makes in the overall look.

The final effect. Again, I wish my camera was better at capturing duochromes and glitters. Ah, well.
I had actually come up with the idea for this manicure about a month ago, when I was playing around with my nail wheels, and I really thought I was going to love it, but... I kinda didn't. I dunno. It just didn't do it for me once it was on my hands. I ended up taking it off after two or three days.

Eh, ya win some, ya lose some. 
What do you think? Any good advice or experiences anyone wants to share regarding layering?
*I always use NailTek Foundation II Ridge Filling Base Coat to provide an even surface and prevent staining.


  1. Is there going to be a muppets themed title to every post? You're such a nerd.


  2. @Ratdog No, smartass*, I've just been in a really Muppet-y mood as of late. I'll try to be more creative for you next time. : P

    *Ratdog is my sister, so it's totally acceptable to address her this way.