Saturday, September 28, 2013

My first attempt at galaxy nails!

I would like to preface this with the fact that this is my first ever attempt at this nail art design.
It has been very popular in the past year, and many tutorials can be found both on Pinterest, as well as YouTube.
Left Hand, direct sunlight

The lineup:

Base - 2 coats Color Club "Blue-Topia"

Sponged on:
OPI "Alpine Snow"
Sephora "Shark Attack"
OPI "Austintatious Turquoise"
OPI "Need Sunglasses?"
OPI "Elephantastic Pink"

OPI "When Monkeys Fly" (**Minus the large gold glitters)
Color Club "Si Vous Please"

I started with 2 coats of the navy - it's a  nice dark almost-black color that gives this manicure a bit more character than black would. I then sponged on a bit of OPI Ink to give it a bit of dimension in some places. From there, I just went crazy with the sponging - most colors took a couple of coats since the background is so dark. I then used the glitters in the overall "direction" the white travelled on the nail to highlight stars.

Next time I do this manicure, I'll have to mess around with the color palette a bit more!

Left Hand, direct sunlight

Left Hand, indirect sunlight

Right Hand

Left Thumb

Right Thumb

I know around the nails is a bit messy - "Blue-Topia" is a bit runny (as are most navy blues) and I didn't think to clean up much after sponging. I hope you like them anyway!

Happy Polishing!