Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Lucky One

I am the Lucky One ~
The second and final part of my mini EX'ACT comeback series is here! I had a much harder time coming up with this design than I did when tackling the mv for Monster, but after some stress I finally managed to pull together a design for Lucky One!

Oh man, so even though I really love the song and think that the mv for Lucky One is cool I had the hardest time coming up with a comprehensive design for it. I originally didn't want to use any black in this design to have it be kind of opposite of my design for Monster (so that one was dark and one was light), but considering the way I ended up doing the Lucky One logo on the thumb that plan was short lived.

This design probably went through at least 10 different reincarnations with every single nail except for the index finger being redone at least once. Here are just a few of the different incarnations of this design compared to the final version.

A huge thanks goes out once again to my friend Joanne for putting up with me whining about this design for at least three days and telling me straight up when my ideas/designs are just meh. You may have saved me from posting this design with a purple pinky ♥ ♥

Though the collage a few photos up shows that the inspiration for the shattered glass nail is the breaking windows in the lab/hospital, I also kind of imagined them as representing those clear plastic jackets the members wear too. Unfortunately, it's very hard to see and capture the effect of shattered glass nails on light backgrounds, so I had to alter the design slightly and use a black polish instead.

If you'd like to recreate this design then you're in luck because I filmed a tutorial for it! As always, please remember to credit me if you try this design for yourself and tag your photos with #looknyanails so I can see them!


EDIT 160628:

I've received numerous questions about how I did the thumbs for both this design and monster since I uploaded the tutorials, so I put together some pictorials to show you guys how to recreate the logos. Happy painting!

Products Used:
Essie - Grow Stronger Base Coat
Essie - Licorice
HK Girl - Clear Top Coat
Sally Hansen - White On
Serendipity Polish - Big Red Bow
Holo Foil [x]


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