Tuesday, June 4, 2013

ABC Challenge - "V" is for Venus In The Sky

Hello all!  We are here for the letter V, so here we go.

First, let me say that my original idea for the letter U and letter V both tied in together.  But that was before I looked at the calendar, and realized that the letter U fell right after Memorial Day weekend.  So my inspiration for V started with the letter U...who cares, right?  Here's the finished look, and yes, I know my cuticles look awful.  There is a lot of oil glare that wasn't there IRL, and they look bad in these photos.  But you are only here to see the polish, right?

As much as I like the glitter topper, I LOVE!!! how the base underneath came out.  I almost didn't want to cover it up!

And here is my inspiration that started this.  The animated movie UP.  This is pretty much what I was going to recreate on my nails for U, but I loved the shading of the sky in the background:
So, Venus In The Sky is a glitter topper from Frankenstain Nail Polish.  It's got blue, teal, and some glitter that looks to be a VERY pale green, along with silver.  All sorts of shapes, but no big chunkies.
The polishes used:
Orly French Tip line - White Tips
Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure - Water Color (My absolute FAVORITE blue right now)
China Glaze - Bahamian Escape
Studio M - Whose That Girl (spelling is from the bottle...)
Frankenstain Nail Polish - Venus In The Sky
And I had to include a photo of my cat...a week ago Tuesday she went in to the hospital with a severe case of feline pancreatitis.  There were doubts whether or not she would make it.  I did a previous post about it, and the pictures didn't really show just exactly how sick she was.  But the animal hospital performed a miracle...she still has a couple issues that need to be monitored very closely; the hope is that these problems are all caused from the pancreatitis being so severe.  But I picked her up from the hospital on Friday evening about 9pm, and this photo is from Sunday.  Today, (Tuesday) she looks even better than she does here.
Thank you to Kimber at Kimber's Lacquer Korner.  We've got 4 more weeks left, but we've got a lot of ideas cooking for the next challenge - and I mean a LOT!  If you want to join, head over to Kimber's page, and find the tab marked "ABC Challenge".  Shoot her an e-mail to join - I think the next challenge is going to be a lot of fun. 
Take a peek at all the other lovely ladies and their gorgeous nails...


  1. You are way ahead with your V post! I love the final result but I feel you: I would have felt bad to cover up the base, too. It's just so amazing and it made me think of UP even before reading!

  2. Your base came out beautiful, looks just like the sky! Glad to hear your kitty is doing better, she is a very pretty cat.

  3. Awwww, sweet cat, so glad she is doing much better! I think you did a great job matching your nails to your inspiration! Love it!

  4. Your kitty is so precious. Swoon. :)

    I love this mani, Liz. That sky is powerfully beautiful!

  5. I absolutely LOVE the background, it's a perfect sky!! And I'm so happy your kitty is doing better. Hope she continues to improve!

  6. Love, love, love the background! That could definitely be a whole manicure by itself! I also dig the new blog colors...haven't had a chance to stop by yet and it looks great! So glad to hear your kitty is feeling better and I hope she continues to recuperate!

  7. That sky on your nails!!!! Wow! You did an amazing job here. I really loved this mani!
    I hope your cat continues to get better ;)

  8. I really love the background, I can undestand why you felt bad to cover it! Such a perfect sky... *_*
    I'm glad that your kitty is feeling better, she is beautiful! Cuddles to her! <3

  9. This looks so cute! You did a great job!

  10. This is beautiful! I love those clouds!!

  11. Geee the sky was perfect! I love how it turned out and you picked a great movie for inspiration ^^!

  12. What a gorgeous sky blue mani. Your cat is so cute I'm glad she is on the mend :)

  13. I love this one, your blog is very cute:D

  14. OMG! I love the blue sky base O.O So, so pretty and came out perfect!