This weeks 52 week challenge theme is inspired by a TV show or film, and after a few seconds thought, I knew I had to do Doctor Who nails- I've been wanting to do them for a while, and this is the perfect opportunity/excuse! :)
Despite my eagerness, it took me a while to think of 5 things to paint on my nails- my artistic 'talent' is still lacking (though I think I am getting better with a brush) and limits me a little (I would have loved to do Weeping Angels and Cybermen, but I know they wouldn't turn out as I'd like), but I decided upon (obviously) a TARDIS, the 11th Doctors bow tie, a Dalek, a galaxy nail and tally marks (like Amy's arms at the start of series 6, some of my favourite episodes).
And instead of trying to describe each nail individually, here are a few close-ups :)
Little Finger- Tally Marks!
|e.l.f. Nude, Black Art Deco Liner|
|Snow White, No7 I'm Exquisite|
|Models Own Pro Midnight Blue, Natural Collection Lunar Haze, |
George Ultraviolet, e.l.f. Blush, e.l.f. Pearl, Collection 2000 Sparkle Top Coat
Capturing the whole of time and space on one little nail is hard, but I tried my best- I used two coats of Models Own Midnight Blue, a beautiful deep blue with lots of navy glitter, then 'sponged' with a cotton bud (I wanted something really small) little bits of Lunar Haze Ultraviolet, Blush and Pearl over the nail. I then added dots of e.l.f. Pearl as stars/planets, and added a final coat of the Collection 2000 Sparkle Top Coat :)
Index Finger- Bow Ties are Cool!
|17 Nail Tip Whitener, 17 Risky Red|
Another simple nail; I used a nail tip whitener instead of a white polish- as The Doctor rarely wears a pure white shirt, this is a good off-white alternative- it took three coats. Then I added stripes of Risky Red as his braces (unfortunately they are a little off-centre... perhaps you hadn't noticed?) then used a tiny dotting tool and a small brush to draw on his bow-tie :)
|No7 I'm Exquisite, e.l.f. Blush|