The theme today is galaxy nail art, and I've known from the very start of this challenge exactly which manicure I was going to do for today.
A while back, I stumbled upon an absolutely amazing blue/green galaxy manicure on Pinterest and it linked me back to this site. Honestly, this is by far the best galaxy nail art I've ever seen! So I set out to recreate this stunning design!
Sadly, I wasn't as successful as I had hoped I would be. She used an interesting technique where she sort of "flicked" white acrylic paint onto her manicure using a toothbrush, and although I tried doing the same, this technique just doesn't work as well with polish. Or maybe the spare toothbrush I had lying around was too stiff? I'm not sure. But I think that's one of the things that made her design so super special.
Furthermore, she used a particular polish (Isadora Marzipan) that I could not find an even close to dupe of in my collection, and I think that colour was one of the other keys to her design.
All of that aside, I do still love my end result, but comparatively, mine just doesn't cut it! Kudos to this blogger for creating such an amazing mani!
The base colour I started out with is Orly Halley's Comet and I used tiny bits of a makeup wedge to sponge on the other colours, which consist of Orly Lunar Eclipse, Essie Aruba Blue, China Glaze Flyin' High, China Glaze Four Leaf Clover and Essie Mint Candy Apple. I then added the stars using Wet 'n' Wild French White.
So it's not as good as the original, but hopefully you guys still like my galaxy nails!
See you tomorrow with some water marble nails!