You know that saying, ‘diamonds are a girl’s best friend’? I’ve never really understood how someone can make such a grand statement. I, for one, cannot stand diamonds. No, on the contrary: a moonstone is my ice of choice.
I’m sure you can understand why I would then choose to replicate such translucent beauty through my nail art. As my success with white polish is best measured in negative numbers, I needed a better base colour. Best option: purple.
Not so much of a stretch, really. Many moonstones favour purple in their glow.
OPI make this delightful purple shimmer polish – Yokohama Twilight. It was simply perfect for my purpose (though it must be said I did not purchase it specifically for this nail art; it was already in my possession). I own some striping tape. I thought I’d give the silver a go.
It did not end well.
Oh, it looks all fine and dandy in these shots. But in reality: nightmare.
The ends kept curling up, despite the fact they are backed with a sticky adhesive. I resorted to using glue to keep the darn things down. It worked…for all of two minutes. Sufficient time to take pictures. Then they proceeded to painstakingly curl up, much to my dismay. If someone could teach me the trick to striping tape, I would be much obliged.
I had these moonstone-like rhinestones in my collection – a most wonderful purchase from the Dollar Nail Art store. I knew I’d bought them for a reason, even if that reason had not presented itself for several months.
After I ripped off the striping tape (which left dents in my polish – thankfully straight), the nails still looked pretty, so it wasn’t a complete loss!
Posted on January 14, 2013, in Rhinestones, Striping Tape and tagged glow, jewel, Mish's Nail Art, Moonstone, nail art, nail art blog, purple, rhinestone, silver, striping tape, translucent. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.