Day 9: Rainbow Nails

7:45 PM Laura 16 Comments

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Today's challenge is rainbow nails. Immediately, I knew what I wanted to do. It's something that I missed doing earlier when it was all the rage, so you're going to have to bear with me while I revive this monster.

I'm talking about the shatter-over-rainbow thing that everyone did when black shatter was a novelty. I never ended up doing it, and there's no time like the present!

First I did the rainbow. From blue to red: Sally Hansen Co-Bolt Blue, Revlon Emerald City, Sinful Unicorn, Finger Paints Dahlia My Number, Sally Hansen Blackberry Wine Frost

My nails are ridiculously curved so here's the side views:



Aaand now with the shatter. I applied it diagonally since I liked the effect. Is it weird that when I type "diagonally" I think "Diagon Alley"?


Yoda say what!? I mean, What Yoda say? Hard it is to talk like Yoda.

Without top coat

with top coat

So it looks pretty nifty there, but unfortunately most of the time the blue is too dark and blends in with the black shatter, like so:

sun

sun

shade

shade

inside

So I think with a lighter blue I would have liked this much more, but it didn't have quite the awesome OMG-wow-RAINBOWS effect I was hoping for.


Now that's a rainbow.

16 comments:

  1. Hilarious! Love your humor, it's my cup o tea! Lol I never did this fad either I need to try it cuz yours came out great, I sure love me some rainbows!

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  2. Love, love love!!! It's AMAZING!!! :O

    I love the rainbow, i love the shatter, and all in all it's beautiful!!! :D One of my favorites!!!

    ok so i always do things last minute... lets see if i can pull this franken thing off by noon tomorrow!!!!! :o

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  3. Yep I agree with you that they would look better with a lighter blue, BUT THEY ARE STILL AMAZING!!! Yer a wizard, Harry! |:)

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  4. So cute! I didn't even know it was a fad so obviously I'm way behind on things :D

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  5. I love it alone and with the shatter! So awesome & different. :)

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  6. Awesome. I did a bright neon crackle a while back and it's stated in the most popular posts rankings. I dont know what it is about them, but everybody loves this look!

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  7. When I was at the beginning of your post I immediately thought "hmm, black crackle would look good on top"! =P Apparently great minds think alike. =D

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  8. Nnggh. What is my twitter doing. *Cant find you*
    Also. :O This manicure would be sooooo damn pretty with a white crackle - it could be.. clouds.

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  9. Not a fan of the shatter look! But love me some rainbows! I'm FPMjh on twitter. Yeah I know unoriginal but someone already stole fingers and I didn't want to use my name, plus i don't tweet, it's just set to auto post from my blog- so I kind of forget it's even out there!

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  10. So cute!!! Cant wait to see all of the contest entries!!

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  11. I'm really loving all the pictures you're inserting :D That unicorn...wow.

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  12. Coolest mani EVER! Haha diagon alley.. :-p

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  13. @Leslie: I think I should have done neons instead of shimmers. It would have stuck out better on the black.

    @Naomi: Well I'll try to find you instead then!

    @Fingers: Woohoo, I'll go follow you!

    @JeeZ TrendZ: I'm excited too!!

    @Larie: Lol, I have to use these pictures because these are the faces I would make in real life.

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  14. Never thought of doing a spatter and starting with a rainbow!

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