Eclipse Manicure

When it comes to posting relevant content, I’m the absolute worst! Putting that aside, anyone get a chance to catch to solar eclipse last week?

While I wasn’t able to view it from the path of totality, I was able to catch a nice partial view from SF. Luckily a number of my coworkers had a few pairs of glasses that allowed for safe viewing of the eclipse.

The manicure I bring to you today is a tiny bit inspired by the solar eclipse and largely inspired by Not Your Average Nails art work featured in their Pathcode post that features beautiful solar eclipse nail art!

Becca’s manicure and nails are just gorgeous, are they not?

Warning: my photos are potato quality šŸ˜ž

For my version of her look, I used two coats of China Glaze in Liquid Latex.

Next I took a binder page reinforcer, cut it in half, and applied a half to my ring and middle finger. Using the skinny end of a makeup sponge, I picked up a little bit of white polish and sponged off the excess on my nail art silicon mat, then applied it gently around the edges of the half circles I stick to my nails.

Even with the guide, I still ended up with slightly wonky edges, not as pretty as Becca’s lol.

I wanted to add my own twist to this look to make it my own a tad bit. I decided to grab Primarily Yellow and Chromatic Orange, sheer polishes from OPI’s Color Paints collection. I added dots of both colors on my sponge and applied the colors over my manicure. Since the colors are sheer, they didn’t affect the black base and only tinted the white.

In the end, we had this. So, forgiving my potato quality photos, I’d love to hear your thoughts!

XoXo

LittleNuclearReactor

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17 thoughts on “Eclipse Manicure

    • Thank you so much! I’m not a morning person, I probably would have been in the same boat! Luckily, it wasn’t terribly early for us here, I was able to sneak out of the office around 10am to catch a peak šŸ™‚

    • Thanks! To be honest, I was 2 seconds away from sneaking over to Oregon to join the path of totality party, but then I remembered I had responsibilities šŸ™ Next time!

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