Saturday, October 13, 2012

Music Challenge 5: Firework (Katy Perry)


Music Challenge 5: Firework (Katy Perry)

I’ve been looking forward to this particular challenge, because I almost just bought the perfect two polishes for it. Just wait and see if you don’t agree with me :)

I used Borghese “Stellare Notte” for my background. It’s a dusty dark purple with a slight black duochrome effect in it.

It took two relatively easy coats to reach the desired opacity. Drying time was on the slow side, but still manageable. I didn’t apply a top coat yet, because there is of course more to come.



And from another angle.


I don’t think I’d wear this alone, but it’s a pretty good base for something else.

Now for the two polishes I bought. They’re both from Nails Inc. and are called "Connaught Square" and "Bloomsbury Square". They’re both gorgeous glitters! Connaught Square is a blue glitter with sparse purple glitters in, and Bloomsbury Square is purple with pink glitters in.

I used a dotting tool to create my fireworks. It wasn’t as easy as I thought it would be, but it’s often like that for me. Things looks so easy, but they aren’t always :D

Here’s what it looks like with one coat of Seche Vite top coat:


Here’s another pic where you can see the fireworks a bit better:

 
I looked at this for an hour, and decided that it wasn’t good enough – it wasn’t quite what I wanted. I grabbed a new glitter I bought in a blog sale recently, namely Orly’s “Shine on Crazy Diamond”. It’s a holographic glitter that can spice up pretty much every mani.

After one coat of that I was very pleased. Now that’s more like it:


Here’s a pic from another angle.

 
I know the glitter takes over a bit, but I don’t mind. I think this is much prettier than without the glitter. But girls, you’re also judges. What do you think? Is it better with or without glitter?


Next challenge up is in three days, and we’re going to have “Smoke on the Water”! It’s not one of the easy challenges, but I can hardly wait!!

Check out the other girls’ blogs to see how they interpreted “Firework":





Bonus link to Katy Perry’s Firework:


And as a little extra bonus, here's a picture I took of a caviar mani I had made in Sephora, with Ciatés "beads":


It lasted about 20 full minutes before the beads start falling off!  :/

19 comments:

  1. the beads look so cute. Some do came off :) Love the polish with the glitter on top. Both nails inc are gorgeous.

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    1. Thank you. Once the beads start coming off, I start picking the rest off, and then the mani looks really horrible :D

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  2. I think I like with glitter even more :)

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  3. smukt... endnu flere lakker jeg skal have, når du bliver træt af dem ;)

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    1. Du kommer selv og henter dem, ikke? ;)

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    2. Selvfølgelig gør jeg da det :D

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    3. Jeg håber, at du har god plads ;D

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    4. Jeg kan altid finde plads til mere lak ;)

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  4. I love it! I kinda like it with the glitter because they kinda look like stars. Your fireworks came out so good! I love it!

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    1. Thank you so much, I am seriously impressed with all the glitters I used for this mani! :)

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  5. I've always been curious to know how long those beads would stay on-and how hard it would be to take it off! It's not a look I would want for myself-but it is pretty with all the colors

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    1. I also wanted to try it, but after actually having tried to have those on my nails, I must say, that I don't have to do that again

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  6. Your fireworks came out great! Love it! :-)
    As for the caviar mani, it looks so cool, but for me, I think the texture would bother me and I would feel compelled to pick at it until all the beads come off lol.

    ~ Yun

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    1. Thank you. And that's exactly how I feel about the caviar mani as well. I soooo wanted to pick those beads off :D

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  7. We do love glitter, I think it came out quite festive :D

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    1. Thank you! My goal is accomplished then! :D

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