24 August 2015

Starry starry mess...

Hi everyone!

In my head this looked so much better than in real life... but on the other hand it does look better in real life than it does in large pictures where you can see each and every flaw and it definitely does look pretty when direct light or the sunshine hits it. What I'm talking about? My current manicure of course:

indoors, no flash
On my nails you see three thin coats of F.U.N. Lacquer 24 Karat Diamond stamped with Hit The Bottle As Black As Night, using an image from MoYou Pro XL 09. I imagined it would look like a beautiful night sky with the holo glitters peeking through the star shaped holes in the black... sounds romantic, right?

Instead I was confronted with the clean up job from hell as As Black As Night is very, very, VERY pigmented (which of course is perfect for a stamping polish but I kind of overlooked that tiny detail while planning this manicure...). I must have used two or three q tips per finger, way too much acetone and I still couldn't get my cuticles cleaned up. After everything had dried enough to withstand water, I actually scrubbed my nails with warm water, soap and a brush, but my pinky just didn't want to release the black polish. In the end I just gave up :(

The polishes that I (ab)used:
F.U.N. Lacquer 24 Karat Diamond, Hit The Bottle As Black As Night

Fortunately most people don't look at my nails as close up as my camera does and with some help from the sun to make the holo glitters sparkle like crazy, I ended up kind of liking my manicure (but still hating the messy job I did). What do you think?

F.U.N. Lacquer 24 Karat Diamond and Hit The Bottle As Black As Night were bought from Hypnotic Polish.


  1. Two things: 1- That looks amazing! I can imagine the vision and the sparkles and everything. ^_^ 2- For some reason I ALWAYS have problems stamping that design. I don't think I've ever gotten all of the stars to each fully transfer. >_< And a bonus 3- I've found that using a small makeup brush (I use a "e.l.f. concealer brush") for cleanup helps you get into the cuticles easier without messing up the mani and it's good for multiple uses. :) I've had mine for going on three years now without needing to be replaced.

    1. Hehe, I'm glad I'm not the only one having problems with that design :)
      I used a slanted eyeliner brush to clean up my cuticles after I removed most of the mess from my skin with q tips but even that didn't help... which is actually showing how pigmented that black really is, I guess.

    2. Dang. Yeah, some polishes are like that. lol It's a blessing and a curse.


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