Posts tagged ‘nerd’

17. Starfleet

I have to confess that lately I’ve had a hard time to come up with any new nail designs. The reason is probably that my two previous designs were in my opinion a little bit more creative and well-done than my other nails here, so I just couldn’t post any “just ok” nails. But now I’m luckily over that. The cure may have been my recent purchases consisting of nail polish and stamping plates. ^^’

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Here is the result of buying the Sugar Bubbles plate 014. I couldn’t hold myself back when I saw the Starfleet logo from Star Trek on the plate. A must have pattern for me, because I’m a huge fan of the Star Trek universe. Also the whole plate is almost like made for my taste, can’t wait to try the other patterns on it. ^^ I’m so glad I found it!  So this is a appreciation design for all those amazing moments that I’ve spent with the fandom.

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So first I chose 3 polishes to represent the shirts of the crew. The yellow and blue polishes were both Nails polishes from Seppälä and the red was Heart on Fire by Rimmel London. I painted the bottom of the nails with black, so they would look more like a shirt. Then I made stamper decals out of the Starfleet logo.

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When I bought the blue and red polishes I also found a gorgeous glow in the dark nail polish with star and moon glitters from Seppälä. I thought it would fit perfectly in the space themed design. So, because it glowed in the dark, I got an idea to make also the logos a little bit more exiting – by applying glow in the dark top coat on them at the beginning of making the decals.

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They turned out pretty well, the only downside being that the glow doesn’t look as good on the camera than it does IRL. I hope you like the design!

Live long and prosper

– Neridan

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2. Dragon Age

This is officially the fist post about nail-art that I’ve ever written. So, what a good way to start this journey with nails inspired by one of my favorite game-series of all time: Dragon Age.

I recently joined a group on Facebook that has a weekly polishing challenge for its members. This weeks challenge was to use a polishing technique that’s new to you. I remembered once trying to use the technique, where you create splatters on your nail by using a straw; you dip it in the nail polish, and then blow to the other end of the straw to make the polish to splatter to your nails. Sadly, the first time I tried that, I failed miserably, ending up accidentally sucking the straw and not blowing it… And I can tell you, the polish didn’t taste very good.

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But, I found the courage to try this task again, and this time I didn’t fail, hurayy! :3 First, I painted my nails with white, matte nailpolish (required two layer to get the satisfying surface), and then I made the splatter with Wild & Mild’s red polish named Primadonna. For the accent nail on my ring finger, I used the same polish to paint a figure that appears in the games and resembles a dragon.  I used Sally Hansen’s Diamond Shine -polish as the base & top coat. Though the process was quite messy (had to perform it in my bathroom to protect my precious keyboard) the resuls were, in my opinion, very good, and I’m really proud of these particular nails.

– Neridan