I have been on a super Battlestar Galactica kick lately. I can remember watching the original series as a kid (no I'm not that old, it was reruns thank you very much) and recently I was like oh snap the new one is on Netflix, score! Then I was horrified to learn my husband had never seen any (oh the nerd shame) so a marathon was in order. Since I now have him thoroughly hooked on it, he suggested Battlestar nails. How could I resist that, really? Be warned, a Cylon took over my camera to make these pics extra crappy. I had a bad camera day, but for reals some lights flashed that don't usually so it was totally Cylon interference.
- Sally Hansen Salon Manicure base coat / Seche Vite top coat
- Sally Hansen Black Heart
- Sally Hansen Pedal to the Metal
- Essie Blanc
- Sinful Colors Ruby Ruby
This was so frakkin' hard to photograph. (I will never get tired of Battlestar jokes, you have been warned.) The last pic is crap but it shows the nice metallic look it had, all nice and bright like an evil toaster. This was my first attempt at a splatter mani. I think the thumb came out the best and I definitely will be doing this again at some point. It was so messy and FUN! I may tape my fingers for next time to save myself clean up work and I have learned that dark colors can be a pain but still totally worth it. For those interested in the process, I followed this tutorial at The PolishAholic. I did add a small cardboard box to the process because I know myself and when I make a mess I don't exactly hold back. The box got turned on it's side on the table and I put the target hand inside it, that way when I blew through the straw the mess was contained. I felt so smart lol.
I hope you all have a great day and for those of you in the US a nice start to the Memorial Day weekend! Thanks for reading!