I know I’m late for the eclipse related stuff, but then again, this manicure isn’t really depicting the eclipse. NYC only had 70% coverage, so I had to settle for NASA’s video footage of totality to see how truly spectacular a solar eclipse can be. Can’t wait for the next one that’s coming here only seven years from now!
Back to the nail art first. I settled on using a creme black and pearl white color combo to channel those corona vibes.
I painted my index and pinky fingers with Born Pretty Stamping Nail Polish #54 while the other fingers were painted with Dark Matter by Formula X for Sephora.
Stamping was done with Born Pretty’s BP-46 plate. I picked a floral pattern that, in abstraction, could resemble rays of light beaming out from a moon in the center. I sound like such a dreamer, eh?
The pattern at the top of the BP-46 plate from Born Pretty Store was my shortcut to getting floral nails done in a flash.
I again used Born Pretty Stamping Nail Polish #54 to transfer the pattern to the nails that were painted black. For the white nails, I applied a chunky glitter top coat from Formula X for Sephora called Meteoric. This top coat contains various sizes of black and white hexagonal glitters as well as holographic flecks and makes for an interesting contrasting “space” texture.
And that’s literally all it takes to get these nails! Short and sweet, just like the eclipse itself.
Hope you got to see the magic happen as well! If not, check out some of the videos online of the big moment!