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Friday, 5 September 2014

The 31 Day Challenge 2014 - Day 5: Blue Holo Chevrons


The theme for Day 5 is Blue Nails, and to be honest this design took forever for me to figure out and be satisfied with... I have come up against an inspiration wall already. It's only been 5 days, but there you have it. The only thing I knew going into it was that I wanted to use one or more of my new Color Club Halo Hues (I may have bought the entire 12-piece set online while I was sick). A few hours and a few corrections and then... It was time to figure out how to photograph a holo polish. Because that's not something I've had to do before! A few more hours, three different lighting setups, and I'm happy enough with what I have to share.


I used three gorgeous holographic polishes to get this look: Color Club Over the Moon, Colour Club Blue Heaven and Colour Club Beyond. The design was a combination of nail vinyls and free-hand brush work.


And here's a shot of the look with my regular lamps instead of the LED lamps, so you can see the design itself. Each of these photos was taken with a different lighting setup and I jumped back and forth between two different lightboxes! Definitely a process I'll have to perfect before I jump back into holo designs.

Here's a look at the designs everyone else put together for today:




And that's all for today! Since each picture in this post was taken with a different lighting setup and I'm still trying to figure out how I want to do holo pictures in the future I want to ask: Which picture/lighting do you like the best? It would be really helpful to hear what you think. :)

Tomorrow is Violet Nails and I think I'm going to try doing some freehand work... Don't hold me to that, though! Haha.

Thanks for visiting!!

14 comments:

  1. Looks amazing! I love the Halo Hues!

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  2. I like your second picture, that really is nice! I go to Target when I need inspiration and wander through the home section. haha!

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  3. Simple but stunning! I like the last pic where you can see the design much clearer.

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  4. Blue, holo ánd chevrons?! Perfect combination :D

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  5. What amazing blue holo chevrons. They look so good.

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  6. AAAH! I love this. Holos and blue and chevron = LOVE

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  7. These look awesome!! The holo is so pretty!

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  8. Love it! When you put that much holo into a design, there is no way that I won't love it!

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  9. I may have ordered a couple more Halo Hues myself last week :p Ahah :) I love everything in this mani: colours, positioning and design!

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  10. Very nice! And wow, what a massive difference the lighting makes! I like the second pic better because the holo is more obvious but in the first one you see the desing better, even if the holo effect isn't that obvious.

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  11. I really like how you turned the design sideways on the pinky. Makes for an entirely different look and adds even more dimension to the manicure.

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  12. This is a way fun design, love that you used holos!

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Thanks for your comments! Even if I don't get a chance to reply I read and appreciate each and every one of them!! <3