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AIPAS "Revenge of the Nerds" week


This weeks AIPAS theme is Revenge of the Nerds. I wasn’t really sure what this meant but I tried. Watching documentaries about the universe is one of my nerdy past times so I thought I would run with that and choose a Celestial Cosmetics polish. I decided to use Birth of a Star, the limited edition April polish (but there’s a couple left at one of the distributors – I would email Celestial Cosmetics if you’re looking for it). The colour reminds me of the night sky when you live in a big city. It is a pretty holographic polish with colour shift but I couldn’t capture that as Melbourne weather has been horrible. Christine at Serenity Nails was able to capture the colour shift, so go check it out. She does great manis and has lots of info on her blog 🙂

In light box

In light box – accidentally holdimg wrong bottle
I decided to put some stars on my middle finger by using Nail Vinyls. They’re very easy to use. Her Instagram (@teismom) has lots of examples of how to use them. I decided to use a Dead Set Babes polish, Eric in Chains, from the May What’s In-die Box. My last post has more details about the May box with macro shots. I think I will be using this polish a lot!
In light box

In light box

In light box

In light box

I know this mani would have looked amazing in the sun but alas that didn’t happen. Both polishes have a beautiful rainbow appearance in light. Like most holographic polishes, Birth of a Star showed tip wear very quickly, even with the tips being coated. I still think it’s a great polish. Don’t forget to use a ridge filling base coat when using holographic polishes, they look better that way. 
What would you do for the theme Revenge of the Nerds?
Love, Alinta

1 Comment

  • phonakins 05/07/2014 at 10:32 am

    I'm a purple girl so any purple nails grab me!!!

    Love your watermarking too, nice and subtle but totally there!



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