Saturday, August 28, 2010

The Bridge

Hello ladies,

Today I created a manicure using two shades from Color Club's new Untamed Luxury Collection. The finished manicure makes me think of the command bridge in a space ship. Calling to mind flashing buttons on a control panel, I am tempted to press the mirror gems to see what would happen. The shimmering grey of Ms. Hautie looks futuristic. The flakie glitter in Covered in Diamonds could be the view outside the window of the bridge. The Captain sees a glittering nebula ahead.

With a black Art Club striper, I painted an arch to form the french. I filled in the tips with Covered in Diamonds. The nail art wheel from the Boudoir Collection afforded me with small and large mirror gems with black and white borders. I alternated colors and placement of the smaller gems from nail to nail.














I painted three coats of Ms. Hautie for the best application. I found that with two coats the glitter looked slightly textural. The third coat evened the polish out beautifully. Ms. Hautie has a pearl finish. A little extra care when painting will minimize brushstrokes. I love the look of this polish. There is rainbow and hot pink micro shimmer in a silvery grey base.

Bolder than Nubar 2010 and Sally Hansen Hidden Treasure, Covered in Diamonds is my new accessory. It lit up my tips. The polish has a thick consistency, which is useful. The flakie glitter will apply directly to the nail without needing to fish pieces out of the bottle. Perfect! I recommend when applying Covered in Diamonds to gently run a finger along the free edge to tap any pieces that overhang back on the nail. I only needed to do this on one occasion, but it's worth being vigilant.

I am really excited to be sharing more of the Untamed Luxury Collection with you. The colors are gorgeous!

The polish and nail art items featured in this post were provided for review. Color Club Untamed Luxury is available for purchase at Victoria Nail Supply. I have seen the Boudoir Collection at amazon.com, but I will inquire about other sources. For a chance to win the Boudoir Collection nail art kit, please stop by the Art Club: Black, White and Bold Giveaway.

Happy painting, ladies!

27 comments:

  1. That is so pretty. And hey, I am loving the Star Trek references, too. :D

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  2. Ice Queen: Thank you! I called my philosopher friend twice tonight trying to get all the terms right. I could see it in my mind so clearly. One of the conversations began: "So, you are on a spaceship...". :)

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  3. So beautiful. It's gorgeous against the yellow flower!

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  4. Enamel Girl: Thanks so much! The sun was lowering and it cast such an interesting light on the marigold.

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  5. ooh i love this mani. it's really creative. your nails are gorgeous! thanks for showing this collection. i'm was not too excited about it... but seeing it on real nails makes it look better.

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  6. Pretty: Thank you! The colors have a lot of subtle details that are tough to capture in promotional images. Having the bottles in hand, I feel like the shades are inspired. I hope you enjoy the future manicures with Untamed Luxury. <3

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  7. Looks very futuristic and modern! And very effective. Your inspiration for your manis never ceases to amaze me.

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  8. Millie: Thanks so much! I love working in different styles. <3

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  9. Diana, this is really cool and funky! Love the Star Trek thrown in, I can definitely see it! I love this combination of these colors.

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  10. Nicole: I admit to having a little help with my spaceship references. It's good to have Sci Fi guys on speed dial for manicure naming emergencies. I could totally see all the characters in my head though. :)

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  12. Looks beautiful..

    Am ordering crushed diamonds now :-)

    So so lovely

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  13. I always love and adore your pairings and layering skills :)

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  14. i love love love your nails!!!

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  15. I love your nail designs!

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  16. I love how descriptive you are with your postings. It's just like reading a story. This is a beautiful manicure. I wasn't too crazy about this collection. I'll have to take another look at it.

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  17. Echinacea! :) I'm happy to see some beloved flowers right next to your awesome manicures. Love the story behind this one! Looks very futuristic, yes. :)
    xo!

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  18. zinnias, cosmos, marigold and echinacea
    sorry can't help myself it is so fun seeing beautiful flowers in full glory when here in florida they would have been baked by now
    i especially love cosmos with the delicate leaves and stems
    your blog is such an experience
    i think part of the reason we like to collect colors is because of all of the beautiful color in nature so it is amazing to see colors directly with nature

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  19. This is just too gorgeous! :')

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  20. Great manicure!
    I love the space reference, so innovative. Now I probably need a couple from this collection as well!

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  21. Wow! <3

    On your nails everything looks stunning! :)

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  22. It's mind blowingly awesome. Thank you for sharing this!

    Cheers,
    Bec

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  23. My husband and I are always DVRing Star Trek reruns. We watch them almost every night. So you can imagine my surprise,when I saw this last night. It has to be one of my favorites of your manis so far!

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  24. great mani! i had trouble with applying this polish, i should try using three coats like you suggest and see if that helps! beautiful pictures as always <3

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  25. I love how you embellish your nails. I think I will be shopping for new bling thanks to your designs! Look forward to seeing more.

    P.J.

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