Happy May, everyone! This is a mani I did over spring break back in March. I really liked it and had a hard time convincing myself to take it off later even though I felt like it was time for a change.
I used Borghese Stellare Notte with Nfu Oh 38 layered on top. I really like the flaky look and I wanted to try and do something that would look like scales. Dragon scales! ♥
Chinese Imperial dragons have five claws and carry a pearl, so I stuck on a little white "pearl" on my index fingers.
I really liked the way this looked different in different lights/angles. Stellare Notte is really quite beautiful! You can see in some of these pictures that it looks purple, while in others it looks green. I've heard it described as looking like a beetle, and that seems about right. It's a duochrome, but it's not as smooth a transition as the Nubars are. More grainy, but in a good way. It's very fun to play with and was a nice contrast to the warm-tone flakies.