Saturday 9 November 2013

Green Lace Moons

Nothing to Disclose

GUYS. I might have a problem. I can't stop doing lace moons.

These are a little messier than I'd like, but they're killer from a distance!

These are done in the style of Tenshi no Hana -- a queen of nail art, as far as I'm concerned, and the one who (above all else) makes me want to learn how to one-stroke. Go follow her blog. Don't worry about it being in French; if nothing else, go to drool over the images.

For this, I began with a base of Earthshine. (Whoa, Google tells me that's a real word! I had no idea!) It's a beautiful and complex polish. It reminds me of a green version of my beloved custom Tryst Lacquer, Aqueous, but also of a darkened sister to Cirque's Hellebore because it's green with silver flake shimmer and faint but noticeable fuchsia microshimmer. That said, Earthshine requires major patience, as it's a four-coater. You might be able to get away with three thick coats, but then I'd worry about it never drying. As it was, with four thin coats and my trusty 2013 top coat, it still took a while to fully harden up.

The design was all done with white acrylic paint and my omniuseful tiny detail brush. Here is a zoom in on Earthshine on my unadorned Cinderella hand, just in case you needed convincing that it's worth the four coats:

Polishes used:
butter LONDON - Nail Foundation (base coat)
white acrylic paint
tiny detail brush

I have my Follow the Devil ABC prompt still to do tomorrow (but I don't want to take these off!!! HELP). Then it's Digit-al Dozen week! I still have one mani to do for that one, so I'm thinking of maybe combining the two prompts... am I a terrible nail person if I do that? Maybe, hey?




  1. These are amazing!! I'm in awe because of how many little lines you painted! Did you go cross-eyed this time? haha. I love the base polish too! Great work (:

  2. That... lace... is so purrfect!! I need to cut my brush right now! And like Marisa, I really love your base colour :D

  3. Thank you Paulina!

  4. I'm telling you Vic, trimming brushes is the secret to everything!! And thanks!

  5. Haha, thanks Marisa! ALMOST cross-eyed this time. Very close.

  6. I've tried to cut my brush once but I accidentally and stupidly cut it too much (and it's a mini stripper, not a detailing brush) I think i'll try to cut another brush :p

  7. that polish is sexy! and the lace is so so sweet and pretty!

  8. I agree, totally into the polish! And thank you my darling!