Tuesday, November 13, 2012

NAILgasm Documentary Nail Sets

Hi everyone!!

Super pleased to be showing you what I have been working on the last few days. I created two sets of fake nails for the NAILgasm documentary "NAILgasm, the one and only documentary about the rise of Nail Art and the women's entrepreneurial movement it has caused." (from their Facebook page). Please check out their website to see what this is all about and help support this awesome project that is documenting the rise of nail art all over the world <3
 
 China Glaze: Pelican Gray, Recycle, Coconut Kiss, Ride The Waves

 OPI: My Boyfriend Scales Walls, Pink Friday, If You Moust You Moust, Kiss Me On My Tulips, Fly

 I wanted to create a look with sharp, clean lines and a geometric feel for one of the sets.
  I knew I wanted a very different look for the second set. I created this "watercolor" look to give a soft, artsy, almost ethereal feel.

 This was my first time working on fake nails, which presented its own challenges. I found it difficult to get them all shaped exactly the way I wanted them. And a challenge to get them photographed the way I wanted as I could, obviously, not just move them around to catch the light the way I can with my own hand. I am very pleased with how these turned out and they represent exactly what I was going for! I am super proud to be included in this project!

 For the geometric set, I started with a base of 2 coats of China Glaze Pelican Gray. Once dry I placed striping tape to block off certain areas,  and filled in with the other 3 China Glaze colors. I actually sketched out (on paper) what patterns I wanted and which colors to use. I did one nail at a time so I would be able to pull off the tape as soon as possible. If you let the polish sit on the nail too long, it gets harder to pull off the tape with a clean line. The watercolor set, started with a base of 2 coats of OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls. Then I coated with a normal (not fast dry) top coat and waited a while for it to dry. Then I made little "puddles" of each OPI color on a plastic bag and filled a cap full of acetone. I used a small paintbrush, dipped into a polish color, then into the acetone and well..painted! I found if you do it this way...instead of painting the polish directly onto the nail and then putting acetone directly onto the nail...it makes it easier to get the polish where I want and how I want.



And there you have it!! Do you like one look better than the other? I certainly can't decide. Love them both :D


Have a great day!
XO, Victoria






18 comments:

  1. i love both of these but that geometric one is my favorite! i love all the colors you used too.

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  2. they are just stunning, what else can I say?!

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  3. It's hard for me to choose too...but I gotta go with the geometric print. Not only is it flawless...but I would have never thought to put gray and purple together (it doesn't hurt that Pelican Gray is one of my all time faves)

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  4. These are beautiful- the watercolor ones are my favorite.

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  5. Love the geometric print one! Not that I would wear it, but its so fun! Plus I need Pelican gray. Its official, I need a CG haul.

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  6. These are gorg! You didn't glue then anything? How did you work with these nails they way they are?

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  7. I love how different these are from each other! They're both gorgeous and are perfectly done!! :)

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  8. Oh these are stunning!! I love them so much! <3

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  9. Super amazing!! I love the geometric ones!! :D

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  10. These are GORGEOUS! OMG seriously I'm dying over them! I hope they chose yours! I love the colors you used for the watercolor design

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  11. These are so awesome!Love them both ;)

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  12. How did you do that stunning blue geometric nail? striping tape and then a dotting tool?

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  13. Both of them are beautiful, I couldn't decide which one to choose :-)

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