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On Bribing Artist Friends with Brunch to Get Them to Do Art

Oh, it's fun to bribe your artist friends with french toast so they'll do art on your nails that you can then blog about!  I have a wonderful friend Erica who comes round to our place most Wednesdays and I just had to get her to paint me a teenie-tiny rocket with a space cat.  I have a cat called Rocket and if I ever get around to making my own line of glitter polishes, for sure it'll be called Rocket Polish.  With a cat in a rocket for a logo.  So that had to be the nail art I requested!  She's an excellent artist, you should go look at her work :D

I needed a nice spacey deep blue so I started off with two coats of Sally Hansen Navy Baby.  Erica then painted the rocket ship, rocket cat and other spacey things with acrylic paints.  I managed to top it off with a coat of Seche Vite without smudging the design, so I'm happy.  Look, space!







The Verdict:  Of course I love this.  There's a space kitty in space, it's perfect.  I might try brewing a little less coffee next time, but that's all part of the fun :)

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  1. I hope you don't mind me asking but I have seen several of your posts and on many of the photos there are some sort of white circles on your nails. What ever is that? Sometimes you have them and other's you don't. I am really puzzled by it. Thanks.

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    1. Thanks for the question! That's actually my ring flash on my camera - looks like this: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/841217-REG/Polaroid_PLMRFC_Macro_LED_Ring_Flash.html

      It's really hard to light your subject when you're working as close as I do so it helps make things brighter and sparklier :)

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    2. Ohh, I see, yes, know that shape makes sense and in other photos I've been looking you can see it even clearer. I use light bounced on a white wall to make photos so that its not reflected directly on the nails. That way you don't get shines. But I don't have a macro ring flash of course. Have you tried a light box? That's what I see most girls on nail blogs using and it works really well. I'm planning on making my own at some point. Something like this: http://digital-photography-school.com/how-to-make-a-inexpensive-light-tent

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    3. I actually have this: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/360513-REG/Porta_Trace_Gagne_PORTASTUDIO_Portable_Photography_Lighting_Studio.html

      I find though that it doesn't get a strong enough single point of light to pick up glitter and it tends to be quite a blue light. I find it with the ring flash makes quite a good combo :)

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    4. i was wondering that same thing! i love the nails though!

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