Monday, November 10, 2014

Falling stars landscape nail art + video tutorial!

Awww it's the perfect day for more glow in the dark nail art! It's getting dark here early now so I'm getting the maximum amount of joy from my glow polishes :D I've had this nail art idea in my head for a while now and it's even prettier than I had imagined it. I just really love that glow in the dark effect! Oh and I made a tutorial for you guys, so you can make this yourself!

All of the polishes used in this nail art are from Serum No. 5. I used Lights Out for the black background, Indi-Glo for the blue in the sky, Blue Blazes for the water in the lake and Pure Glow Getter for the stars, The rest of the black is acrylic paint.

I used three brushes to make this design: a flat brush from eBay, my Basic One Gold detail brush from Christrio Scotland (I use this brush for acrylic paint) and my Pure Color Glamour #1 detail brush (I use it for polish). I think this is the most brushes I've ever used on one single design!
Oh man, the glow! It's so gorgeous!!! You can softly see the gradient effect in the sky, where the glow goes from an aqua blue just above the mountains, into a deeper blue in the sky.

Let me tell you how to make this! First, apply your base color and let it dry. I put some HK Girl top coat on it to smooth out the glow pigment. You're going to make the sky using the one stroke technique. Dip one corner of a flat brush into black polish, and the other corner into a blue polish. Swipe it along a piece of paper several times to make the gradient, and then you can paint your sky (make sure the black is on the side towards the cuticle, so the blue fades into the black sky going upwards). It takes some practice but then it's not so hard! If you need more instructions, you can find my tutorial for the basics here:
Use black acrylic paint or polish to paint mountains. Add water to the lake using a light blue polish, and add some stars in the sky. Maybe add some darker blue accents to the water if you'd like.

Use a black polish or acrylic paint to make the silhouettes of trees, people (I painted kids), houses, whatever you think will look good. Top coat and you're done!

Music "Stars Collide" by Josh Woodward
Available on the Free Music Archive
Under CC BY license

I received Serum No. 5 Lights Out as a press sample for an honest review. Opinions expressed are 100% my own and not influenced in any way other than the quality of the product itself.  

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