Thursday, November 20, 2014

A2Z Challenge: D is for Dark



A2Z Challenge: D is for Dark

It’s Thursday and you know what that means: It’s time for an alphabet mani, and this week the theme is Dark. I had huge problems with this week’s challenge – I had no ideas at all. I thought of all sorts of darkness but couldn’t really imagine how to transfer any of them onto my little canvasses.

But anyway – here’s the mani I ended up with: 


“What’s that?” I hear you ask. That, my sweet friends, is a solar eclipse!


I might as well be honest with you and admit that I didn’t come up with that idea. My boyfriend did! Isn’t he just imaginative?! He even liked the end result a lot, even though it doesn’t exactly look like the picture.


I actually quite like it too!


I ended up messing it up though. I tried to holofy it, and instead of using my trusted Ellagee Rainbow Syrup, I went for Smokey Mountain Lacquer’s holo topcoat. Smokey Mountain’s holo topper greys the base colour more than the Ellagee does, so I think I might as well get rid of it. It’s not a bad topper, the other one is just better! Anyway – here’s what my mani looks like holofied:


And here are all the polishes I used:

OPI: Red Fingers and Mistletoes & Where did Suzy’s Man-go?, Sally Hansen Insta-Dri: Lightening, Herôme: Montenegro, Smokey Mountain Lacquer: Holo Topcoat


The ironic thing about all my trouble is that I actually ended up doing two manis. I’ll post the other one later today! :D

Next week’s challenge is Elegant. It’ll be fun so stay tuned!

Check out what the other great girls did for this challenge:


18 comments:

  1. Wow, great idea and execution! I love your solar eclipse!!!

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    1. I am SO happy to hear that, thank you so much! :)

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  2. That definitely is such a cool mani!!!

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    1. Woohoo, you don't know how happy I am to hear that! Thank you!! :)

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  3. It looks really cool and I like the colours! And the holo topper - perfect finish :-)

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  4. Such an amazing idea. And looks brilliant on you x

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  5. Wow that's a really cool mani from a cool idea!

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    1. Thank you so much, I'm almost swooning here :D

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