Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Monochrome Sunbursts and Floral

Howdy everyone! How is life treating you this fine day? I am still trying to get over waking up from a cruel dream I had last night. I was dreaming that I was nail polish shopping, and there were rows and rows of Essie and OPI bottles on clearance. Just as I my basket was getting full of delicious goodies that I've wanted for so long, I woke up. Then came the sad moment of realization that it was all a dream. *sob*. Should I be admitting that I'm so obsessed that this is what my literal dreams are made of? Don't worry. The day I am visited by the Ghost of Nail Polish Past, Present, and Future, is the day I seek professional help.

My China Glaze Fairy Dust has been feeling neglected (I know because it told me so), and it was time to break it out again. I don't use it much because I like to use my Out The Door Northern Lights. But that's a top coat, and I wanted to have the holo sparkle sandwiched between the black and white.

I started with a base of black polish on each nail.

Then I applied one coat of China Glaze Fairy Dust over that.

I stamped on the floral pattern with my MoYou London Pro Collection XL 14 stamping plate using Konad Special Polish in white. The white didn't appear as opaque as I hoped it would. So I used a dotting tool to apply thicker white dots in the middle of the flowers. That helped them stand out a little more.

For the sunbursts I cut narrow triangular strips of Scotch tape and placed them on the nail. I had to cut A LOT of tape to get enough pieces that weren't too wonky. I usually avoid doing designs like these because I really struggle with cutting tape! I painted in the spaces, over the tape, with white polish, then removed all the tape. 

I finished with Seche Vite top coat. 

What I used:
Wet n Wild Fastdry Ebony Hates Chris- black
China Glaze Fairy Dust- fine holographic glitter
Sinful Colors Snow Me White- for the sunbursts
Konad Special Polish in white
MoYou London Pro Collection XL 14 stamping plate

What do you think of the mani? I think the Fairy Dust looks so good here! Let me know what you think. Also, if you weren't quite sure if I was a crazy nail polish lady, I'm glad I confirmed that for you today. ;)

Take Luck!
xx Emiline xx


  1. So pretty! Now I wanna have black&white nails too :p

  2. This is truly a post form a polish addict...your very funny, dreaming with polishes, well until know it didn't happened to me, but all my friends tell me that I exaggerate with my hobby, so I declared myself too as a polish addict! About your design, well it is beyond perfect!

  3. This is great! In spite of your struggling with cutting the tape, I'm super impressed with how it turned out! I could've sworn you had used a stamping plate. And I love that you have something to be so passionate about/obsessed with.


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