Saturday, January 17, 2015

BHB Nails Challenge - Princess Luna

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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!


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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.

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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).

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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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12 comments:

  1. I think you did a great job! I love that blue polish!

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  2. One coaters are the best! This is like the perfect blue for you...looks good on your skintone!

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  3. I love that blue polish! And you did a great job on the cutie mark :-)

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  4. Pretty design. I love the base and the Princess Luna symbol

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  5. Love it - absolutely fantastic job!!! Gorgeous polish too :)

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  6. This is very cute! I love MLP! I don't know this one though. I probably would have cheated and chosen an easier one like Applebloom ;)

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  7. Nice job :) One of my boston terrier's is named Luna!

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  8. Very cute mani, that's such a pretty blue base too.

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  9. Nadia, this mani is adorable! I like how you translated your avi to your nails!

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