A neon cool nail art of penguins gazing up at a sky of shooting stars against an icey mountain background.
Star-gazing Penguins

Star-gazing Penguins

Several years ago there was a pair of nail art prompts from one of the challenges that had people painting a spring-type nail art with fall colors and vice versa. I had a lot of fun with the prompt and always thought I’d like to do the same with summer and winter. So here’s my first swing at the winter-type nail art in summer colors (aka neon). A crèche of penguins gazing up into the sky at some shooting stars felt very appropriate.

A neon cool nail art of penguins gazing up at a sky of shooting stars against an icey mountain background.
Star-gazing Penguins

And I just stuck to shooting stars on my thumb…

A neon cool nail art of penguins gazing up at a sky of shooting stars against an icey mountain background.
Star-gazing Penguins

Nail art products used

Base Polishes:
Color Club’s “French Tip” and Sinful Colors’ Sugar Crush Surreally Sweet
Dry Brush Polishes:
Sinful Colors’ Neon Collection “The Bright Thing“, “neOn and On“, and “On the Strip
Stamping Polish:
Maniology’s Flotsam
Stamping Plates:
Born Pretty Deep Cosmos “BP-A09” (star-gazing penguins) and “YZW-N02” (shooting stars)

I had Maniology’s wonderful customer support change the ship date of my Mani x Me boxes to the first day they ship because I am greedy and want my stuff as soon as possible. To my surprise I actually got June’s box before the end of the month this time! I decided to use the bright blue stamping polish, “Flotsam”, in this mani since that felt very summer-y as well. Plus part of me wants to commit to using everything in the box before the end of the month because things maaaay be piling up a bit. 😏

A neon cool nail art of penguins gazing up at a sky of shooting stars against an icey mountain background.
Star-gazing Penguins

Mani look-back

Rainbow In-carnation - Hermit Werds - rainbow water marble with blue carnation stamping on top

Today’s color scheme reminds me of 2018’s Rainbow In-Carnation

The blue stamping polishes are nearly a match. This makes me happy since I’m slowly trying to replace all of my Mundo de Unas polishes. I hate junking them but every time I stamp with them now I get little strings coming off the stamping image no matter how I scape or pick up. If a product is ruining your nail art, it’s just not worth it to keep using it. I do miss how very opaque they are. But I don’t miss the smell… 🦨

Before stamping…

I was actually thoughtful enough to take a photo before I started stamping this time, so I have that to share. I used a sponge to apply my last layer of white polish and didn’t put on a top coat before I dry brushed on the neon polish. It gave it an extra interesting texture…

A neon cool nail art of penguins gazing up at a sky of shooting stars against an icey mountain background.
Star-gazing Penguins

It occurred to me yesterday that I haven’t been taking macro shots lately. Generally I don’t unless I think there are some details that would be nice to see closer up or the polish is especially fancy. I thought the dry brushing would be interesting to see closer up, so here we are.

A neon cool nail art of penguins gazing up at a sky of shooting stars against an icey mountain background.
Star-gazing Penguins

And far away…

A neon cool nail art of penguins gazing up at a sky of shooting stars against an icey mountain background.
Star-gazing Penguins

And that’s it for May. See you in June, friends! 👋

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