Wednesday, September 19, 2012

31 Day Challenge - Day 19: Galaxies

Hi everyone!

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!

20 comments:

  1. Oh it's beautiful! Galaxy nails are always my favourite :D

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  2. I love galaxy designs! These are gorgeous!

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  3. Fabulous! You did an amazing job recreating the look! :)

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  4. Wow!
    You should really give your self kudos, cause this is just gorgeous! They look so much like mine! I really love this! It is so pretty!
    And thank you so much for the sweet words, it really makes me happy! I am so glad you like my galaxy nails, and wanted to give them a try! :D

    You just got yourself a new follower! :D

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    1. Aw thanks so much! I really love your design! :)

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  5. I love them... I wonder though, maybe instead of using white paint for the stars, would glitter work too? Hmm... like multisize holo glitter. Oh shucks, I've got to try this now, hahaha.

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    1. I actually thought about this myself when I was writing this post! I'd like to try it again and do just that. :)

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    2. I was also thinking, instead of splattering the white paint, what if you put some white polish down on foil or something, & then picked up a little bit with the tooth brush & blotted it on the foil until only tiny specks came off, & then put that on your nail? I haven't tried anything with a toothbrush, so I don't know if it would work, but I bet it'd be less messy than splattering...

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  6. I really like them!
    the one time I tried galaxy nails, my mom did the 'flicking' technic for my with the tooth brush and acrylic paint. i think it works better cuz the paint is thinner. if you don't have an old tooth brush lying around, buy a cheap one at the dollarstore. and you might want someone to help you if you can cuz the white paint gets all over your fingers!

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  7. i really love it! when i looked at it for the first time, it immediately reminded me of the galaxy.=)

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  8. so funny, you and rebecca both used the same page for inspiration :)
    Anyhow, super pretty! and I have Isadora Marzipan, and it is a very unique polish. Dior Waterlily is the closest I have...

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  9. Blue...green...teal...gradient...cosmo...
    This is the perfect combo!
    Stunning job!!!

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  10. I bet if you were to thin the polish out with thinner or remover, it would flick easier. Just a thought for the next time you try a galaxy manicure. :)

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