Tuesday, September 17, 2013

31DC2013 Day 17: Glitter

Skull Mail!!! Most of the time when I do my nails I am watching tv online. There are about four shows I've been rotating through, and America's Next Top Model is one that I look forward to the most. Tyra has changed it up this season with guys and girls competing together, and it's made for some great entertainment! I think it's helped to have guys in the mix to keep the drama and cattiness better under control than usual. And you won't hear me complaining that there is some serious eye candy now. Although, the best looking of the bunch was the first to go. Obviously I feel it was a poor decision. Now on to my nails..

I have been planning this mani for a few weeks now. I knew that the glitter theme for today was the perfect time for it. Before the judging and elimination each ANTM episode, the "skull mail" appears on the contestants' tv screen at the house. It's a pixelated skull, and that's what I am trying to emulate here. This is a very picture heavy post!

I started off with two coats of black polish. Then with a toothpick I carefully placed each piece of glitter to make the skull and crossbones shape. I used the toothpick to place a small dot of clear coat on the nail. I put a little more clear polish on the toothpick to make the glitter stick to it so I could place it on the nail. Once they were all in place, I added top coat over the glitter to make it smooth and keep them secure.
For the other nails I horizontally swiped on the glittery top coat across the tips, then put the hex glitter in place. I finished those off with top coat too.

From the start of the season I have noticed Tyra sporting various nail art (I haven't noticed in past seasons?). I'm always trying to get a good look at it. So it was no surprise when they did a nail art fashion shoot in episode 7. There were some guys who seriously rocked their crazy fake nails! Sooo fun!

Indirect lighting:

What I used:
Sephora by OPI What's a Tire Jack?
Sephora by OPI Meet Me At the Disco
glitter from the craft store
Seche Vite top coat

And a little something extra...

The contestants did little runway walks exhibiting their nail art (there's a behind the scenes video of it). So here, for your viewing pleasure, I have put on a little red carpet fashion show for you!!

Vivian flaunts her Angie-esque digits in a vintage 80's inspired glamour flourish.

Perpetually a rover, Portia is biker-chic in leather.

 Never one to shy from posh attire, Bianca struts her stuff in fur.

Zoey shows off her flirty side in lace.

 Devin embraces anything androgynous, and rocks these chains like a pro.

Combining the judges' and social media's scores, which one got photo of the week? Which one is going home?

ANTM 2.0!


  1. Replies
    1. Wow!! Thank you a gazillion! You are so inspiring, and I want to try everything you do! I really must do the round glitter placement now.

  2. I LOVE this post!!!! You are hilarious, Emiline!!! I love that I am fed in so many ways by this blog. It feeds my artistic side, my girly side, and my side that just loves your wit and sense of humor. Bravo! Oh, and you have also made my nail polish infection so much worse....

    1. Aww, thank you! I think this may be my favorite post so far. I'm glad you get my funnies. :) You might want to get that infection checked out..

  3. Hilarious! Hey, wouldn't it be cool if you did a manicure to make your nails look like feet and shoes? Eh?

    1. Thanks! Sure Melanie, as soon as you figure out how to do it and make a tutorial, I'm totally game. ;)

  4. Awesome! I LOVE these. I've nominated you for a Liebster award here: http://nailsonthebeach.blogspot.com.au/2013/09/galaxy-nails-and-liebster-nomination.html

  5. FANTASTIC idea, seriously, so creative. ANTM is my guilty pleasure...

  6. The finger fashion show is genius, however I think "Bianca" needs to go if that ain't faux fur! ;)


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