Friday, December 30, 2011

Spacey Layering Experiment

Good morning! Today I have another space-tastic look to show you. Here is the final result, and then I will go through the photos of each layering step as I completed it.


OK COOL! So let's get into it here. I started off with two coats of Wet N Wild Black Creme, which is, you guessed it!, a black creme.

Then I added one layer of Pure Ice Heartbreaker, which gave the manicure this AMAZING emerald sparkly look. I kind of wanted to stop the manicure at this step and call it a day, but I had to keep pushing forward into unknown layering territory for you all!


So next I added one layer of Inglot 204, which is a true blue flakie. No hints of green or teal in this flakie, unlike my Nfu Oh 50 or Finger Paints Flecked or Motley.

It's getting interesting, right? The blue and green are pretty close in color so the lack of contrast is really intriguing to me.


Then I finished off the look with one layer of China Glaze Atlantis, which is holo glitter pieces in a turquoise jelly base. This was the final step, so if you want a full hand visual, please refer to the first photo in this post. ;)

Here's a close up of the layers!


And here is the look blurred so you can see the magnificence of Atlantis!


Then FINALLY Rebecca suggested that I should try mattifying the look. So I did, because I know that it is important to take great advice. :) I just picked up Hard Candy Matte-ly In Love because China Glaze Matte Magic always shrinks on me, so that is what I used here.


I hope you guys enjoy this combination! I had a lot of fun choosing my layering polishes, like some weird mad polish scientist. I usually am not a fan of so many things together but I think this look managed to stay pretty subtle.

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39 comments

  1. amazing! The mattified version looks so cool!

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  3. Oh, that's wonderful!! I have all but the last polish. I'm afraid I may have to go shopping. lol

    Love it! :)

    (edited because I can't type....)

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  4. yes it IS always important to take great advice AKA my advice!

    i love this mani!

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  5. They look amazing in all steps!

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  6. very outer space pretty! i especially love it matte!

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  7. This is beautiful!!! It really kind of looks like those popular galaxy nails that I was so surprised the effect was made just by layering. I wish I had these polishes so I could try.

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  8. I love every single step! And the final result in the matte version look amazing!

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  9. OMG what an awesome layering this is.... I like it shinny better

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  10. Wow... They turned out great! They look like galaxy nails! Beautiful!

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  11. I love this look, especially when mattified :-)

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  12. The blue really makes it! Fantastic job. Also, "but I had to keep pushing forward into unknown layering territory for you all!" <-- The best. :P

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  13. Wow, I love this layering, looks like a little galaxy ;) And it is so pretty with the matte top coat!

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  14. beautiful - i love wearing glitter on my nails, but it makes me stare at them all day when im normally supposed to be working!! hehe xoxo

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  15. I really like it! I've never seen a true blue flakie before. My layerings always fail ;p

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  16. this is LOVE! Actually want to go out and buy some more glittery/flakie polishes :)

    happy new year! :)

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  17. The first photo looks like something the Hubble would take. I love your evolution of this mani. :)

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  18. i have everything but the flakie Dangit !! but i think i like it better without the glitter! :) Matte looks weird ? but i like it.

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  19. Wow!! This layering is amazing, I love this manicure :D

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  20. Oh my, this looks so delicious! Both matte and glossy versions are stunning!

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  21. That's a beautiful - and much less time-consuming - way of doing space nails! x

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  22. So pretty :D
    I just created my first nail blog, you have been my biggest inspiration Sarah!
    http://oneinchnails.blogspot.com/

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  23. Que unhas perfeitas, parabéns..

    cassiakizzy.blogspot.com

    Beijos..

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  24. this is literally fantastic. that inglot just shot up my lemming list!!

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  26. This looks like you have a galaxy on your nails.

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  27. Oh, so amazing! Really looks like a galaxy

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  28. Amazing! I finally got a matte top coat today, can't wait to start messing around with it!

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  29. Hey! I'm brazilian and I love your blog, your nails are so cute too! I'm following you :D
    xoxo

    http://esmaltes-da-gabi.blogspot.com.br/

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  30. It reminds me of laying in the grass, under a tree and gazing up at the gorgeous night sky! Absolutely beautiful!

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