Friday, January 8, 2016

Before & After: The Lady Varnishes Bio Exorcist + MoYou London Sci-Fi 04 (or, Alien Whales)

(Nothing to disclose)

Hello!

So, a while back I bought MoYou London Sci-Fi 04, made a video reviewing it, and set it aside until inspiration grabbed me with a great idea for a manicure using it. But, as much as I loved the plate, Nothing inspired me to use it, and it just sat, neglected, among my plates.

And then I met The Lady Varnishes Bio Exorcist, and I knew exactly what I had to do.

First of all, here's the video review of the plate, for your viewing pleasure:



And here is a still image:

MoYou London Sci-Fi 04
MoYou London Sci-Fi 04


But, let's get back to The Lady Varnishes Bio Exorcist. Have you heard the phrase 'ugly pretty', used to describe a color or a combination of colors that really should be ugly, but somehow, someway are just amazing and pretty? For me, this polish is the ultimate version of that. Bio Exorcist is a lovely conconction of mint-green-to-bright-blue duochrome flakies that send out beams of luminescence from the depths of chocolate-sludge jelly squishiness. It looks like the sea on some dark alien planet:



The Lady Varnishes Bio Exorcist
The Lady Varnishes Bio Exorcist

The Lady Varnishes Bio Exorcist
The Lady Varnishes Bio Exorcist


So that's exactly what I decided to do with it--make it into a story about a spaceship traveling through the beautifully sludgy depths of an alien planet's ocean:



The Lady Varnishes Bio Exorcist + MoYou London Sci-Fi 04
The Lady Varnishes Bio Exorcist + MoYou London Sci-Fi 04

The Lady Varnishes Bio Exorcist + MoYou London Sci-Fi 04
The Lady Varnishes Bio Exorcist + MoYou London Sci-Fi 04

The Lady Varnishes Bio Exorcist + MoYou London Sci-Fi 04
The Lady Varnishes Bio Exorcist + MoYou London Sci-Fi 04

The Lady Varnishes Bio Exorcist + MoYou London Sci-Fi 04


I decorated it using the reversed-stamping technique, stamped with Eat Sleep Polish Endless Sheets of Canvas, and filled in with Zoya Tracie, Zoya Zuza, Sally Hansen Red-io Active, and Orly Iron Butterfly.

I love how this came out--it's like one of those movies from the 1960s, like Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea or something. Fun, kitschy, and just a little bit scary!

Happy stamping,
M.

5 comments:

  1. Really fun alien themed nails!

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  2. I completely agree with you on all points.
    Pretty ugly. Exactly what it is. <3

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  3. Reminds me of "The Day the Earth Stood Still". Kewl

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  4. Reminds me of "The Day the Earth Stood Still". Kewl

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  5. So much fun. Love the mani and all, but that polish, I'm sorry to say, is just ... not pretty (made up of 2 colours I really don't like (brown & blue); but luckily it has all those lovely flakies! Flakies make everything better!).

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