Wednesday, May 16, 2018

The Digit-al Dozen Inspires Each Other: Day 3!

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Today's day three of The Digit-al Dozen's inspire-each-other week, and this week I'm inspired by this mani from The Polished Koi:

What I love best about this mani is the interplay between the delicate blossoms and the opalescent glitter, and the way the texture of the glitter still shows through the leadlighting. So, I set out to recreate that.

I knew I wanted to use Zoya Saldana for my base coat right from the start, but was surprised to discover that I don't have any cherry blossom images like this--all of mine are smaller and solid, so not really leadlight-friendly. So instead, I chose a similar type of image from UberChic Beauty 14-02, and stamped with with Kaleidoscope St-01 Black. I did my leadlighting with LA Colors Nuclear Energy (at least, that's what my bottle says the name is, but I'm doubtful, because I got it at the dollar store, and when I google that name, a green shade comes up...), which I cut with a one-to-one ratio of topcoat:

UberChic Beauty 14-02 over Zoya Saldana

UberChic Beauty 14-02 over Zoya Saldana

The texture doesn't show quite the same way as Oksana's, but I do love the way the purple in the leadlighting plays with the purple shimmer in the polish, so I'm happy with how it turned out. :)

Tune back in tomorrow, same bat-time, same bat-channel, for another inspired mani! And in the meantime, check out the awesome work of the other ladies, linked below. :)

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  1. This is absolutely stunning! I have had this mani on my mind too - it's almost angelic in a way.

  2. I loved Oksana's version of this! Yours looks really cool, too :)

  3. *jaw drop* Stunning! Both of them. Hers for the golden shine, yours 'cause it's yours and purple.
    Oh my.. I want this on a piece of clothing.

  4. Ohh, this is so pretty!! I love the colors that you used for yours!

  5. So so so pretty, I want to stare at them forever!


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