Today's theme for the CNT 33DC is "3D". I decided to go a bit different. When I think 3D, I think of something that is flat, but doesn't look like it is. You know, 3D movies, 3D photos, etc. I chose to try and create that kind of look on my nails. Don't know that I fully succeeded, but I don't think I totally failed.
Do you see it, the depth in this? This mani is partly a tribute to one of my favorite indie polishes, Contrary Polish. All of the colors in this are from their Love Lyrics Collection released this past spring. I purchased every color but one in that collection. The one I skipped looked like other polish I already had in my stash and it took ALL my willpower not to get it just to complete the collection, but I was trying to stick to a polish budget (seems like I always am....I need to win the lottery LOL). All the colors are a dusty shade and they all go together PERFECTLY!
This started with two coats of Contrary Polish Better Together, a greyed blue....or blue leaning grey....however you see it :) with aqua blue micro glitters that give it a gorgeous shimmer. I love this color! Why wouldn't I? It is a dusty color with shimmer, what's not to love?
Next I added dots in verying sizes with Contrary Polish Play me (purple) and Somebody Loved (pink). To create the 3D effect, I added a thick coat of Seche Vite, allowed to dry and added more dots. Finally I added a final coat of Seche.
I may try to do this again, only with an even thicker top coat (maybe Poshe?) or two layers of Seche between layers....maybe just more layers?
I really like the idea of this....kind of like when they imbed things in acrylic nails. I don't know if the idea fully translated onto the nails, but I may have to visit it again. Can you tell I am a bit ambiguous about this mani?
As always, thanks for looking and commenting!