Monday, July 22, 2013

Galaxy Nail Art

Once upon a time, I attempted to do galaxy nails but they turned out to be a flop. O-kay, they weren't that bad but after seeing tons of amazing galaxy nail art on other people, mine looked like unrecognizable splatters.

And me being me, the failed mani put me off trying it for a second time even though I'm kinda obsessed with space-related stuff and I really wanted to try doing it again. Then recently, I watched this great tutorial and decided to give it another shot.

Taken with flash

Taken with flash
Here are some pictures before I cleaned up. Haha, the white splotches are a bit big but I like them that way.

Taken with flash

Taken with flash
Can you say obsessed?! I'm in love with how these turned out! All I had to use was a sponge and a dotting tool.

Taken indoors

Taken indoors
The colors I used for this mani (and I used so many that I had to take a picture of the colors I used):
Base color:
  • Orly - Liquid Vinyl
Galaxy print:
  • Orly - Snowcone
  • Sally Hansen - Flashy Fuchsia
  • China Glaze - Strawberry Fields
  • China Glaze - First Mate
  • China Glaze - Exotic Encounters
  • China Glaze - Elephant Walk
  • China Glaze - Fairy Dust
  • China Glaze - Purr-fect Plum
  • China Glaze - White on White
  • Love & Beauty - gold glitter
  • Random pink shimmery polish
  • Random green glitter polish
  • Random glitter polish (the bigger flecks of glitter you see on my nails)
Topcoat:
  • Seche Vite
With Seche Vite, this mani lasted me 4.5 days straight with barely any chipping! I like playing around with colors so every nail had a different combination of colors sponged on.

Here's the awesome tutorial (in French - no, I wish I spoke it but I don't) that helped:



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23 comments:

  1. You're so talented!
    I LOVE the galaxy trend, and I would totally sport these but I'm sure I'd find a way to make it look like fluorescent vomit on my nails...

    oneand20.blogspot.com

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  2. Oh wow, thank you! That means a lot to me. :')
    I love it too. If I can do it, you can do it too! :) If you do try this design out, I'd love to see your take on it

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  3. LOVE This!!! I don't have 60 bottles of nail polish yet but I do paint them once a week...and I'm definitely trying this next!!

    Stopping by from Lovely Blog Hop!!

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    1. Haha thanks so much! I'm a growing nail polish hoarder.
      I would love to see your galaxy nails!

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  4. These are my favourite of your latest designs! I think I'm going to have to try - I defo have all the colours, and I'm sure I can find a sponge!! xx

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    1. Oh wow thank you!! Yay! I'd love to see your take on galaxy nails. The best part about galaxy nails is that they usually always turn out unique! A makeup sponge or any regular old sponge will do. :D

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  5. They are beautiful. I am going to be trying this next when I get chance. You should be really proud of yourself x

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm glad you like them. I would definitely love to see your version. :)

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  6. Hey, now this is such an adorable galaxy nail art. Very creative. I would probably keep starring on my nails if i had that design on them :) well done.

    btw i just found your blog through the I Love My Post hop & am now following you via Google+
    Happy Weekend.
    Luchessa.org

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    1. Thanks so much Luchessa! Your comment means a lot to me :) I'd gladly paint these for you so that you can stare at them, :D

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  7. I think it looks fantastic in the indoors pictures! (Still lovely in the others!) I still need to try this, eventually. They're such great looks and each is unique! :)

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    1. The indoors pictures definitely brings out the sparkle! I love that too :) Thank you for coming by Toria! I hope you do try it

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  8. They look amazing! I need to buy a few new colours after this inspiration and give it a go :)

    kayspray.blogspot.co.uk xx

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    1. Yay, thank you!! You should definitely try these out. They were really fun to do.

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  9. They are awsome! :) love them:) you are very creative.

    http://pinkbowsandbigsmiles.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you for your kind comment! :)))

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  10. Shut your whole face. Seriously. Just shut it. THESE ARE AMAZING!! I can't even handle how much I love them! These are, hands down, the best galaxy nails I've ever seen!!! AAAAAHHHHHHHHHH! *dies* ;)

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    1. I love your enthusiasm Jennie! haha, I'm glad you love them! <3 Ah, you flatter me too much - I'm blushing.

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  11. WOW. What a stunning mani!I've always wanted to try a galaxy mani, but I'm afraid I'll fail terribly lol.
    Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thank you so much!! I know what you mean but definitely give it a go! You can't actually go wrong with them as I found out. :)

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  12. wow, your nails look great! You're really talented :)
    xx

    http://365shades.blogspot.co.at/

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    1. Yay thank you! I'm glad you like them!

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  13. I remember trying them out last year and I thought they looked horrible until I put on the top coat and it was just stunning. They are just so pretty. I agree with Jennie - yours are the best I've seen!

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