Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Galaxy nails!

As I've mentioned in past posts, my boys are on a huge outer space kick, so of course I had to do galaxy nails to fit in with our ongoing theme! Since this was my very first attempt, I did a test nail on a wheel to start out with:

Not bad, eh? Pretty colors, just the right amount of glitter, some nice multi-dimensional sponging, a few dots here and there--the usual galaxy nail fodder...so I went ahead and did a full mani. Unfortunately, though, I don't think any of my nails turned out as good as my test nail did. Observe:

I think my fatal flaw here is I went a little overboard with the dotting tool. Plus I think the sponging got a little too heavy on some of the nails. Oh well, at least I tried. I'll definitely be trying this technique again soon! I have a whole bevy of pics I've saved from one of my favorite space nerd sites, Astronomy Picture of the Day, that I want to try and recreate on my nails!

Here are the polishes and tools I used for this particular galaxy:
Sally Hansen Insta-dri in Blazing Blue--base color
Kleancolor Holo Chrome layered over base
Sally Hansen CSM Purple Posy for sponging
Wet N Wild French White Creme for sponging and dots
a dotting tool
ripped up makeup wedges
metal palette (what I drip my polish on before I pick it up with sponges/brushes/dotting tools/whathaveyou

Are you a fan of galaxy nails? Have you ever tried them?


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