Did you see the solar eclipse this morning? I missed it! We had daylight savings in the U.S. this morning too, which gave me an excuse to sleep in wayyy later than normal. 🙂
After deciding to make SOLAR ECLIPSE one of our themes for the November NAIL Linkup– this idea came to me rather quickly! It’s an easy design too, which is always nice when you’re trying to squeeze nail challenges into your busy life schedule.
Each nail shows the different phases of the sun during an eclipse! I did imagine the design different in my head though. I’m surprised I was only able to fit 3 suns on each nail. I imagined it with at least four suns, but oh well. I need to face the fact that I don’t have long nails anymore! lol
This manicure was simple simple simple! I started with 2 coats of Brigits Digits called Witching Hour, a nice dark vampy holographic maroon color. I just tried it out recently, but I’ve really been itching to wear it again since 1-Fall is great for deep mysterious colors like this and 2- now that my nails are shaped different I’m finding that I love to play with darker colors! After my Witching Hour was in place I did 3 orange dots on each nail using AVON Creamsicle. You may have noticed that I use that orange all the time, but for reals–AVON cream polishes are perfect for nail art! To make the orange dots look like eclipses I just overlapped another dot over top using Witching Hour to partially cover the suns. So basically, each nail has five dots on it. How easy is that?
I enjoyed this look for a day, then I wanted to try mattifying it. Matte topcoat makes holos look cool! It brings out all the little flecks hidden in there!
I hope to see some fun SOLAR ECLIPSE manis as part of the Nail Art Ideas Linkup. There’s so much room for interpretation with this one. You could do suns, moons, galaxies, skies… whatever strikes your fancy! Here are the other SOLAR ECLIPSE manis in the collection: