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winegums
Dec. 2nd, 2012 04:24 pm (UTC)
The Mandala Manicure
(ok, this sounds like crack but since galaxy manicures have been a thing for a few years now and I LOVE them, here's the Kara-fied, pilots-connected version of one! It's super easy, and if my clumsy butterfingers self can manage it, anyone can! Sorry for the crap quality of the pics, but a webcam was the best I had)
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SUPPLIES NEEDED:
1 bottle of opaque black OR dark blue nail polish
1 makeup sponge (more like a few small pieces of a makeup sponge, cut up)
1 bottle of yellow nail polish (can also be bronze or gold, and should be the kind that isn't super-sheer)
1 bottle of red nail polish
1 bottle of (ligher/brighter) blue nail polish

1 bottle of clear polish with glitters (optional) to finish off
Q-tips/cotton buds (to clean off any mess with)
nail polish remover
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STEP 1: Paint your nails with the dark blue or black polish, and wait for it to dry - creme or shimmer finishes are preferable, but whatever it is, it should be opaque in 1 coats.
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STEP 2: Once your nails are dry, take the sponge and use it to dab your yellow/gold/bronze polish (I used bronze here, but yellow/gold is closer to Kara's mandala drawing) in a circle on your nails. (you can use the edge of the sponge to dab colour, if you feel your circles will turn out too thick otherwise)
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STEP 3: Wait for the bronze polish to dry, then use the edge of the sponge to dab red nail polish in a circle inside the bronze. (it doesn't have to be a perfect circle, but it should look like these are sort of circular, and preferably a thin circle - you want the bronze to still be visible).
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STEP 3: Once the red polish dries, use a piece of sponge to dab your bright blue nail polish in the centre of the circles.
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STEP 4: (optional) use a clear polish with some silver glitters in it on the areas of the nail that aren't covered by the mandala, for a 'galaxy' effect.
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and your mandala manicure is complete! It's super easy to do if anyone feels like trying it - and if you don't want to do all ten nails, it's easy enough to paint all the rest of your nails a solid colour and have the nebula/mandala manicure on one nail, as an accent.

PS: You can clean up any messes made on the skin of your fingers using a Q-tip r cotton bud soaked in nail polish remover.
onlyariana
Dec. 3rd, 2012 01:13 am (UTC)
Re: The Mandala Manicure
This is awesome. I might have to try this. Probably as an accent since I just don't have the patience to do all 10. And I have all the colors needed. Squeeee!
winegums
Dec. 3rd, 2012 02:43 am (UTC)
Re: The Mandala Manicure
yay, I'm glad someone will try this! It looks great as an accent, especially if the rest of your nails are painted dark.
onlyariana
Dec. 6th, 2012 01:08 am (UTC)
Re: The Mandala Manicure
I did it just for fun on one nail. I might need a darker background color because my son said it kinda looked like Captain America's shield. ;-)

mandala nail
scifishipper
Dec. 21st, 2012 11:00 pm (UTC)
Re: The Mandala Manicure
HA! Awesome. Very clever, indeed! <3
winegums
Dec. 31st, 2012 05:46 pm (UTC)
Re: The Mandala Manicure
That is so much neater than mine! Tho lol @ the Captain America's shield comparison, it looks great.
scifishipper
Dec. 21st, 2012 11:11 pm (UTC)
Re: The Mandala Manicure
Super clever. I love it! <3
winegums
Dec. 31st, 2012 05:47 pm (UTC)
Re: The Mandala Manicure
I'm glad someone enjoyed it, I do realise it's a bit...unusual for a pilots present, lol

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