Thursday, April 23, 2015

RuPaul's Drag Race 7 - Episode 5 // Violet Chachki Holo Gradient

Hi everyone! Today it's time for the fifth nail design in my RuPaul's Drag Race season 7 series. I'm still behind schedule, but I'm trying my best to keep up with the time I have on hand :) The important thing in this case is to have fun with it and just enjoy doing a quite different and actually very challenging series on my blog. I know it's not for everyone, and that's also why I'm so happy you're still sticking with me! :)

The DESPY Awards was the title of the fifth episode. The gurls were grouped into pairs of 2 this time, and the winners of the mini-challenge, Katya and Mrs. Kasha Davis, received the honors of being the hosts of the made-up award show The DESPY Awards which the queens were challenged to put together. They got to anonymously nominate each other in selected categories during the preparations, and at the grand show the "winners" were called upon the stage to receive their award! Sexy, Sexy Drag Queen went to Miss Fame! Most Busted Queen - Jaidynn Diore Fierce. Shadiest Queen - the stunning Violet Chachki! Meatiest Tuck - Katya! :) The theme for the main stage event this week was of course Award Show Eleganza!

My top pick from this episode is Violet Chachki! FINALLY right!? :) Her look gave me so much life I can still not even deal, I completely swooned! The gradient holographic sparkliness was just breathtaking, and it instantly made me want to wear my nails that way! I noticed she didn't wear nails because the sleeves covered her hands like gloves, and it looked so classy and elegant. For my design today, I tried playing with the idea of extending the gradient pattern all the way to the nails.

▲ How to do this ▲

To make the design more versatile and possibly fit everyone no matter how big or small nails you have, I took the decision of using silver holographic glitter instead of red holographic rhinestones. My nails are tiny and I need the smallest of the smallest stones if they're going to fit me. Glitter is way easier in my situation - and they'll be locked in tight no matter how many death drops you're doing all over town! :) Just pick up your tweezers and apply the glitter while your base color is still tacky; depending on the drying time you might need to speed up a bit, because you will be placing the glitter individually if you're a perfectionist like me. Be sure to finish off by putting on a good thick fast drying top coat (I love Poshé!) - you can even do a second coat if you're really on a roll, and that's all! I cleaned up any mess I made around the cuticles, especially at the bottom of my nails - quoting Michelle Visage: I don't like messy bottoms lol. Now onto the photos! :)

The black base color is again Black Satin #219 from Chanel! I know I'm addicted, it's just so good! One coat and you're done! Love it; it's like a holy grail nail polish :) Anyway, I got the holographic glitter from Born Pretty Store :) I previously did a design with these sparkly thingies as they were sent to me for review back then. It's really great quality for the buck and I definitely want to buy more colors myself so I can do even more awesome and cool nail art!

I have a 10% off discount code for you to use on Born Pretty Store if you'd like - it's LSJ61 :)

Anyway, it's time for some of my favorite gifs from this episode :) Enjoy!

I couldn't stop smiling throughout Miss Fame's explanation of her love of chickens! It actually made sense later after all!!! :) Gotta love this chick...get it!?????!?!? Here's a Vine of her talking like a chicken!<3 You're welcome! ;)

If you've already watched episode 6 and 7...and 8 of RuPaul's Drag Race season 7, then which looks did you like the most? Tell me here in the comments, on InstagramFacebook and Twitter - all at @nailescapades :) Maybe they're my faves too!

Stay polished<3


  1. Beautiful!!! I love the glitter placement! :)

  2. These look amazing! I've just found your blog, you're very talented :)

  3. This is beautiful! Your glitter placement is so precise.


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