Monday, 23 April 2012

Challenge Week 30: Galaxy Nails!

I've been quite excited about this weeks 52 week challenge theme for a while now, I love galaxy nails! For once I didn't really have a clear plan (or any plan really) about what I wanted to do for this week, I basically surrounded myself in all of my polishes and nail art tools, then did a tonne of Google image searches for galaxy, nebula and galaxy nails for inspiration.

I started off with two coats of No7 Beautifully Black- a lovely black with black and silver glitter. I then went a little crazy and added lots of different polishes over my nails at random using a cotton bud as a tiny sponge applicator. I generally started with the darker shades and worked up to the lighter shades. I topped that all off with a coat of my lovely Collection 2000 Sparkle Top Coat, and finally added little dots of e.l.f. Pearl with the smallest dotting tool I have :)

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Some of my dots (stars!) came out a little larger than I would have wanted, but I'm actually really pleased with how they came out. Especially as I had a moment about halfway through where my nails look awful- like a bunch of polishes had just exploded all over them... but they came together with the sparkle top coat and I love it! I particularly love Fantasy Fire and Amethyst, they give such a pretty, multi-dimensional effect to the nails- I hope it came through in the pictures :)


In approximate order of use:  No7 Beautifully Black, e.l.f. Dark Navy, Rimmel Midnight Blue, Maxfactor Fantasy Fire, Technic Amethyst
Bottom row: e.l.f. Pearl Pink, e.l.f. Sunset, Barry M Pale Yellow, Collection 2000 Sparkle Top Coat, e.l.f. Pearl


Have you ever tried galaxy nails? You should- they're so much easier than they look! :)




                                                                                                      xGretalRabbitx



p.s. Blogger dictionary doesn't even accept Google as a word.... silly thing!

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    1. Thank you! :) It really was crazy easy to do- I just messed around with polish for a while!
      xGretalRabbitx

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    1. Thank you :) I'm so relieved they came out well! (I thought it was a bit iffy for a while)
      xGretalRabbitx

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  3. dawww these are amazing, well done :-) lots of depth on the base x

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    1. Thank you! Thats what I was aiming for actually (I'm glad it worked out) :)
      xGretalRabbitx

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  4. wow looks so cool!

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