Outerspace Oranges and Peaches

Design 2 of 31DC2013 – Orange Nails

 

Thinking about the color orange – I thought of Leeloo (short for Leeloominaï Lekatariba Lamina-Tchaï Ekbat De Sebat). She is the “perfect being” in the sci-fi movie The Fifth Element, who along with Bruce Willis’ character saves planet earth; and, she has the most awesome orange hair. Despite the indie polish maker Lilacquer isn’t currently making polish, I was able to get my hands on most of the collection inspired by this movie. There is a great review of the polish collection here.


When we first meet Leeloo she famously isn’t wearing underpants (she was created in a laboratory after all). However, polish undies seemed a good idea for this particular polish named for her. I chose a light peach color crelly (next time a cream formula would be a smoother option). Below is a picture of these polishes before stamping. Just look at that glowing orange – almost neon – and pink/orangey shimmer. It has an appropriately galactic look to it.

 

I then stamped a circular disc pattern (if you squint they could be orange slices) with another orange polish – this one a cream. I was going for a tone on tone stamping combination; and as it turns out, it sorta picks up on the light and dark variation in Leeloo’s hair.

Coincidentally, at the same time as I was having fun doing my nails (except for spilling acetone – oops!); Mr. Kimett was out doing yard work. Upon seeing him tending to our cute little peach tree, I had a light-bulb moment.

 

Peachy! Yes?

 

Swatch shot below.





Materials Used:
Orly: Prelude to a Kiss (peach colored underpants – 2 coats)
Lilacquer: leeloo multipass (sheer jelly duochrome topper – 1 coat)
Barry M Gelly: Papaya (medium orange cream – stamped images)
Pueen: plate 19


Inspirations:

Bruce Willis and Milla Jovovich (Leeloo holding her Multi Pass)

“31 Design Challenge” (see my intro post here)

courtesy of Chalkboard Nails

Till next time,
Kimett

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