I like my rainbows so you know I love multichrome polishes, but not all of them are created equal. Some are more rainbow-y than others and the less subtle they are the more I like them. I painted my cindy hand with Quixotic Polish’s “Flying Past the Stars” during the winter when I wasn’t even really going on my daily walks. Yeah, short nails and in the same lighting all the time? It’s little wonder why I was underwhelmed. However on my longer nails and during the lighter months, I got to see a lot more colors. However, most of the time I saw green/blue/purple so I tried to make sure my photos reflected that.
We’re still in MerMay so my subject for this nail art was obvious. They’re just cruising around beneath the waves…
When Colours Collide – Multichrome and Black
This was a fun color combo and it was very tempting to do a more complex design with advanced stamping decals filled with different multichromes. But I did have an indie multichrome bought in 2019 that hadn’t used on the blog yet and I try hard not to let my indie polishes sit around too long. My choice was made for me. However, if you’re hoping to see a few more complex designs, definitely check out the group tag because they are out there!
As I’m posting this more promptly, I do not yet know what the next challenge color combo will be, alas.
Nail art products used
- Base Polish:
- Quixotic Polish’s “Flying Past the Stars“
- Stamping Polish:
- UberChic’s “Pure Black“
- Stamping Plates:
- Esmaltes da Kelly “Sea Life“ (sea floor and fish) and “BCN-028“ (mermaids)
I hadn’t thought my first use of the Sea Life stamping plate would be for mermaid nail art, but I was really excited about the landscape views it had on it for exactly the way I used it today. It always pleases me when I get to use a plate right away for the reason I bought it since so many of the ones in my collection were bought for one (or more) reasons and then used for another because it fit the bill. Now if only I had let it dry longer and not smeared it with top coat. 😢
It is important to show that, yes, I did get major rainbow in some lighting. Generally the best was when it was cloudy outside in the middle of the day. I regretted buying this multichrome after painting my cindy hand, but I am happy once more. It’s amazing.
In full daylight, the colors tended more towards a bright blue-green. Funnily enough, this was the color I saw the most on my cindy hand during the winter. Ah, light. What a magical toy.
Until next time, friends! I hope I can fit in at least one more mermaid nail art before the month ends! 😁