I have something a little different today. This week's BHB Nails challenge is nail art inspired by your avatar. Since my avatar is Princess Luna from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic and my kids and I have been binge watching the show for the past two weeks, I figured I might as well actually do it since it seems fitting. I've done Princess Luna inspired nails before but my free-hand skills weren't that great so I decided to give it another go and created this mani based on her cutie mark. There's more after the break!
Like I mentioned above, my avatar on the BHB Nail Polish thread on Babycenter is Princess Luna from MLP: FiM. My motto when it comes to nail art is to keep it simple, so I decided to just pick a base color that reminds me of her and to do her cutie mark as an accent.
|Luna's cutie mark.|
Princess Luna is a pony that's in charge of raising and lowering the moon, among other things. Her cutie mark (the image on a pony's flank) is a white moon on a dark shape that resembles a cloud with some dots around it. I couldn't fit the entire thing into my shorties so I did what I could.
For the base I picked B-positive from Knockout Lacquer, a very sparkly, scattered holographic navy blue. For a short review, I can tell you guys that this polish is full of holographic glitter and it quickly dries to a textured, satiny finish. You really only need one coat to get complete coverage, although I did two. It was thicker than I like my polishes to be, mostly due to all the glitter, so I added two drops of thinner but that's really a matter of personal preference. I added my accent nail and then sealed everything with two coats of High Gloss topcoat from Bettina Cosmetics (a Puerto Rican based cosmetics brand).
Here's a closer look at the accent and the sparkles. I used Sinful Colors Black on Black and Snow Me White with some dotting tools and a small brush.
Overall I think it was a fun challenge and I really have to try and do more of them.
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