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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

ABC Challenge: M is for Magnetic Moons


Howdy, everyone!  We've all made it to Wednesday and that means it's time for another Challenge post!  This week's ABC Challenge letter is "M" and, for once, I had no trouble deciding what to do.  I'm not sure why, but moons popped into my head.  Here's what I came up with:



I had a heck of a time photographing this manicure, so bear with me please.  I promise it looks really cute in real life!  I started with 2 coats of Moon Walk by Love & Beauty (thanks, Liz!), an opalescent polish with holographic glitter.  This polish has a lot more of a pink hue than I was able to capture here and the sparkly bits are just wonderful!  After Moon Walk dried, I pulled out my trusty paper reinforcement stickers and applied them randomly on my nails.  Using China Glaze's Magnetix  in Pull Me Close, I filled in the holes and pulled off the stickers, leaving little "moons" of polish.  While PMC was still wet, I used a magnet to create a pattern sort of like moon craters.  I let everything dry and then, with a small art brush, I painted on clouds with MAC's Vestral White and Cover Girl's NailSlicks in Midnight.



I'm hoping between Magnetix, moons, Moon Walk, MAC, and Midnight that I got enough "M"s in!



Please don't forget to enter my Sinful Colors Giveaway, I've extended it for a week to give everyone some more time to enter!  You can enter below :)


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And do take a minute to check out the other ladies participating in the ABC Challenge, I know they appreciate the views and comments, as do I!  You can find them via the thumbnails below.  As always, thanks so much for reading!  

 

34 comments:

  1. Thanks for the giveaway! I love the look of your Magnetic Moons mani :)

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  2. Magnetic moons!!! Awesome use if M chicky!! Super cool idea and it turned out beautiful!

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    1. Looking at it now, I really wish I'd titled it "Moons Over My Mani", but hindsight is 20/20, yes? :) Thank you!

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  3. Natalie you blew me away with this one!! 3D nails! This mani is so pretty I can't believe it!

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    1. I'm just glad you can tell what's going on since I had such a hard time with my camera! Thanks!

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  4. The use of magnetic polish for the moons is really a great thing! It gives a "real" effect which is super nice!

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    1. Thanks...I was hoping it would give some extra texture and depth and it seems like it worked out ok :)

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  5. Very M appropriate! It does look like the sky in moonlight!

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  6. Aweee, look at that close-up! Great job!

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  7. OMG!!!! This is so incredible!!! And extremely original and creative. I may have to try this some day. And, yes, you win the M award!!

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    1. Thanks so much! It was a lot of fun to do and I'm excited to try some other shapes with magnetic polish...I'd love to see what you come up with!

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  8. Hey! Hey! Hey, Natalie! Gosh, that's a visceral mani you've got there. Grabs me right away. Dark and eerie and soooo beautiful.

    This week's manis are such a joy to behold. Feel like I'm on a fabulous tour.

    Great work.

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    1. Everyone's doing such a great job with this Challenge...every week it's so much fun to see what everyone's up to and I always end up adding about 4 new polishes to my must-have list lol Thanks, Lisa!

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  9. This is great!! You're nail always look great though!!:)

    Kelly
    xoxo

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  10. That is one hell of an awesome M mani!!!! :D

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  11. You had an amazing and usual idea and you did an amazing job!!! :)

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    1. I'm just glad it came out the way I pictured it in my head...thanks :)

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  12. I love the moon idea! They turned out spooktacular!

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  13. OK - I think you get the creativity prize this week. I love this! Glad you liked Moon Walk, and the magnetic polish for the moons was brilliant!

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    1. I wish I could have gotten better pics of Moon Walk because it was really pretty just on it's own. Oh well :) Thanks!

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  14. Ha! How awesome is that! I tend to shy away from magnetic polish because I always mess it up. I really love the creativity! Great job on the M!

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    1. I found it easier to not mess up the moons since they didn't cover my whole nail, but yeah, I usually end up re-doing magnetic polish a couple of times when I use it lol Thank you!

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  15. Wow, that is so unique and creative!

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  16. What a great idea and awesome result! Love it!

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