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The Planets: Mercury

I'm a bit of a geek when it comes to space. Not about the science of it, really. I am not a big fan of math. But planets absolutely fascinate me. Space travel, nebulae, stars...its all so amazing and awesome. It's no secret that I am fighting a bit of a rut these days, and I figured that there may be no better time to finally do one of the pet projects I've had in my head for years. So, without further ado, lets start the show!

Mercury is the smallest planet in our solar system. It is also the closet to the Sun. Like our moon, it has no real atmosphere and is covered with craters and pockmarks. Every picture I've seen reminds me of a burnt-out remnant of a planet, so I knew that I was going to break out some more somber colors.
Forever ago, I picked up a black textured polish. I had this plan to use it for something else...but it never happened. I am often full of ideas, but rather empty on follow-through when it comes to artistic things. I was laying in bed, watching Ancient Aliens (yes. I love it) when I realized that it would be perfect for this.

Colors Used:
Sally Hansen Sugar Coat Lick-o-Rich
Orly Mirror Mirror
Octopus Party Star Tar
Hard Candy Sugar Rush
NYC Matte Top Coat

I think I captured the bleak, uneven surface pretty successfully. I added glitter because I found through my light research that Mercury actually has ice at its polar regions. Who knew that it could exist so close to the Sun? Also...I like matte glitter. It's pretty. I'm proud of how this turned out, and I'm looking forward to tackling Venus next.

Do you like space? Want to learn some things about Mercury?

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  1. Very accurate recreation ^^ I am excited about this series :) Keep it up, girl!

    1. Thanks :) I'm already plotting the next one!

  2. You did a great job !! What a great idea for a series of posts :)

    1. :D I'm a nerd for space-things, so I might as well force it on everyone!

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    1. :D I'm trying to do things I've never seen before. It's hard.


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