Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Wish Upon a Star

Hi Everyone! Today I would like to show you a manicure that I created shortly before my blogging break. I had been playing around with UberChic plates and preparing my review of them (which is still in the works) when I came up with this. One of the images that I really loved is this skyline with stars. I can see it used in may different ways and right now I imagine it over a sunset gradient with black stamping. At the time that I wore this, it was still winter and somehow the black night sky was more my mood than a warm spring/summer sunset...

For the manicure, I used a base of Dance Legend Zmei Gorinich layered over black. You can see swatches of this flakie filled shade further down in the post. For the stamping, I reached for my two favorite metallic polishes Maybelline Bold Gold for the stars and Pure Ice Silver Mercedes for the skyline. The image comes from UberChic plate UC 2-02. The images on the UC plates are large (which is awesome!), but in this case it meant that I couldn't fit both the skyline and the stars on my short nails in one stamping move. I stamped them separately which actually gave me a bit more variability in ensuring that each nail looked ever so slightly different...

I just love the flakies underneath this design, a bit of fireworks in the sky?

Zmei Gorinich
A black jelly base loaded with green, red/orange and blue color shifting flakies. With the jelly base, this polish can build up to full coverage on it's own at 3+ coats, depending on the thickness. I chose to layer two coats of this flakie beauty over a black base to ensure even coverage. The formula is very nice and the flakies easily spread out and lay flat against the nail. Swatches are with a top coat.

Unfortunately as of right now, this beauty has been discontinued and I no longer see it available on the Dance Legend website so I do apologize for teasing...

Swatch Details
Brand: Dance Legend
Collection: Anna Gorelova
Color Name/Number: Zmei Gorinich, 12
Number of coats: 2 (over black)
Top Coat: Yes

Free of Formaldehyde, Toluene, Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP)

I hope you liked this manicure. I'd love to know what you think of it!

Thanks for looking and for your support!!
Anutka :)

** Polishes were provided to me for review by the manufacturer or their PR. **
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  1. This is amazing. So sad this polish is now discontinued it makes the perfect backdrop for nail art.

  2. I've wanted to try stamping, now you've given me another beautiful reason to order me some new goodies! Keep inspiring!!!!

  3. The flakes make the difference. The mani is fantastic.

  4. Zmei Gorinich is amazing and I love your stamping :-)

  5. I tried finding out how u do the Diamond Row It only shows the colors & the design on it, is there something that shows u how to do that design? Please let me know where to find it
    Thank You----Debbie

    1. Are you referring to this manicure ?

      The pattern is achieved using the stamping technique and UberChic plate 2-01 (
      If you are not familiar with this technique, you can search "nail stamping" on YouTube for some demos.

      I hope this helps! :)

  6. Im probably posting this twice but I don't see what I publish on here so ill ask again I need to know how u paint the Diamond Rows
    That u have on here there's nothing about how its done anywhere
    Thank u


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