It was really hard for me to not make this a red/blue nail art, because crabs = red and water sign = blue. But. But! Supposedly the colors for the cancer astrological sign are grey, white, and blue with a goal for the colors being soft. So I went with silver as my main color and threw in lilac shades for the crabs with the intention of adding a little blue watercolor on top to give the crabs depth, but then I got lazy. Which feels appropriate for cancers because I am one. Hah!
Anyway, happy birthday to all my fellow cancers out there! 😘
Nail art products used
- Base Polishes:
- Magna Nails’ “Sterling“ and Sally Hansen’s “Somber Bliss“
- Stamping Polishes:
- KADS’ “Pearly Nude Gray” + “Pink Purplish Red” and Maniology’s “Fairytale” + “Nightingale“
- Advanced Stamping Polishes:
- Maniology’s “Fairytale” and “Nightingale“
- Stamping Plates:
- Esmaltes de Kelly “Sea Life” (index finger crab); Maniology’s “BM-S407“ (oceanic background pattern) + “MXM046” (“cancer”); Messy Mansion “MM93XL” (large crab); and Moyou London “Zodiac Collection 06” (crab with cancer symbol)
Items in italics are debuting on the blog for the first time.
This marks my triumphant completion of using all the Magna Nails polishes I own for the blog. (I had used all of them pre-blog.) If you’re counting them and feel a disturbance in the force, yes, one is missing. I de-stashed the “aqua” one b/c it wasn’t colorful enough. Do I recommend this brand? Nope! They tend to chip easily, which fortunately doesn’t matter very much on false nails. I have them so I’ll use them and won’t buy nicer dupes until they’re gone. In other words, my coffin is going to be very full of nail polish bottles. 😂
I also stamped my background pattern with a pearly gray stamping polish that has a blue-leaning green shimmer in it. I like how the shimmer subtly throws off the pure silver-ness of the background even though it tends to be more hidden against light colors.
#LizMosZodiacCollab – Cancer
- Host: @nailsoflizmo
- Group Tag: #lizmoszodiaccollab
- Prompt: Cancer / zodiac
- Next prompt: Leo/ zodiac
Final Cancer (astrology) photos
That’s all I have to say about today’s look. And, hey, unlike the other eastern zodiac signs, I might one day paint that blue/red version. Crabs make for great nail art after all. 😜
Until next time, friends! 🙋♀️
Here’s the complete set of the (western) zodiac. Click the photos for more information on the design.
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