Happy Humpday! Today's prompt in the 31-Day Challenge gives us Holo, short for Holographic. There are a few different ways to go about achieving a holographic nail art look, but I opted to take the most traditional (and really, most fun) by selecting two indie polishes stacked with holographic glitter and pairing it with a neat stamping image.
In addition to those two indies, I used two stamping polishes to complete the look.
|L-R: Barry M Silver Foil, Octopus Party No Wane, Different Dimension Black Dahlia, Konad Black.|
I began with two coats of No Wane on my thumb, index, and pinky, and two coats of Black Dahlia on my middle and thumb nails. No Wane is an awesome dark teal holographic polish that is actually opaque in one coat, but I used two because I really wanted a good strong color base with plenty of holo sparkle. Black Dahlia is more of a silver shimmer polish sprinkled with holographic purple, blue, and green microglitters. Again, I could have stopped at one coat, but I did the second as an insurance policy, really.
The picture above was taken in my light box. I decided that I wasn't getting enough of the holo shine in the muted light, so I put the box away and took the rest of the pics for this post directly in front of my 3-bulb setup (all fitted with daylight bulbs, FYI). You can see what a difference it made in the pic below.
I stamped the dragon scale image from Cici & Sisi plate 10 in Silver Foil over No Wane, and Black over Black Dahlia. I really need to do some more plate shopping because not only have I used this image before on the blog, but half of the scales cover up the gorgeous bases I laid down, and I think this would've been so much prettier with open scales. It's on the list. *shrug* I'm also kind of bummed that I didn't realize how badly I'd smudged my index finger before I took these pics. That'll teach me to do dishes before photos!
Be sure to check out all the other holographic nail art looks in the inlinkz below.
I hope you're all having a great week, and I'll see ya tomorrow!