Monday, June 25, 2012

As we venture through time and space -- GALAXY Nails!

I typed this blog up in January. Why didn’t I post it? I kept thinking I would do galaxy nails again. Perfect it. But then I fell in love with other nail fashions and everyone was doing the galaxy nails… but here goes. It’s not winter, it’s now summer… enjoy!

As a child, I always loved learning about the cosmos… I even had a place mat that had all the planets (including Pluto) in order. When I saw galaxy nails all over tumblr and pinterest, I had to try it!

While looking through the instructions, I thought it would be hard. A make-up sponge? Tweezers? More than 5 different colors? It’s simpler than I thought.

I flew to LA with these bad boys and they held up to Hollywoods’ glitz & glamour. Eat your heart out, Orlando Bloom!

The first nail was a little tricky, but once I got the hand of it… it was super fun!

Here’s a list of what you’ll need, what I used, and other random suggestions:

1)     Make-up Sponge
2)     Tweezers
3)     Blue or purple dark base – China Glaze VIII (dark eggplant purple)
4)     Medium blue/purple – Sally Hansen Thinking of Blue (navy)
5)     Lighter color – Mattese Elite Dead Punk Rocker ( metallic gray/blue)
a.      Any kind of gray/blue/purple would work!
6)     Bright color – Sally Hansen Tough Luck (lime green shimmer)
a.      This shimmer looked amazing! It brought it all together
7)     Glittery top coat – China Glaze Fairy Dust

The amount and types of colors could be interchanged so much! I think that’s why I love galaxy nails so much, it will always be different.

Instructions after you have put on your base color and it’s dried:

1)     Rip an incredibly small piece off of your make up-sponge
2)     Dip it into your medium; make sure to sponge it around on your paper (or aluminum) to get the excess off of it.
3)     Dab it in a circular motion on center of your nail.
4)     Wait until it’s dry.
5)     Dip another side of the sponge into your lighter color
6)     Dab it across your nail any way you would like. I did it diagonally.
7)     Dry.
8)     Sponge your bright color and go over your ligher color!
9)     Some people use a white or light gray to dot tiny, tiny stars, but I didn’t do that.
10) DRY!
11)  Use your glittery top coat!
12) You’re done!

Drinking on the plane to LA !
I love it. My friend’s sister refers to this as if it’s one easy coat. But it certainly is easy to try and one of the easiest nail arts. If it smudges, it looks like it’s SUPPOSE to be like that.

Get creative with this! I'm thinking of doing a daytime galaxy color scheme. The sponge tool is a must try for anyone getting into nail art.

Try it out! And let us know what you did differently. 

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