Hey all, happy Friday! Hope everyone is doing well. It’s rainy and overcast today (which is weird), but isn’t terrible. Yesterday was me and the boyfriend’s anniversary and we’ll be doing something for that tomorrow. I don’t know what we’ll be doing because he won’t tell me, but everyone else knows and is telling me that I’ll have fun. Great.
Today, I have something a little different! The prompt for the Weekly Nail Art Challenge is diamonds and this is actually the second design I did. The first one was crazy simple in comparison — just black nails with a white diamond painted on my ring and studs added to the other nails — and I liked it well enough, but the photos I took didn’t come out well. So I tried it again and I am so happy I did.
In looking up ideas for my second diamond design, I came across this picture and knew where to go. I started with a base of Essie Wrap Me Up, then taped off the diamonds with straight Nail Vinyls. From there, I made the galaxy by dabbing on Dive Bar, Mojito Madness, Lapiz of Luxury, Play Date, Blanc, and Carnival to make a slightly ambiguous galaxy. I added in a couple dots for stars with Blanc, then outlined and constructed the diamond with Licorice.
It took as long as you think it did.
I’m not really sure how it fit in with this month’s theme of Glitz and Glam, but I’m happy with how it turned out. Let me know what you think!