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Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Attempt at Galaxy Nails

Finally last night I had some time to do my nails again! They've been looking pretty eww in the past week, especially after I attempted to free-hand french tips....let's just say they looked good from afar but far from good =P.

Anyways, so I've been surfing alot of nail blogs recently in my (frequent) breaks at work, and I came across this trend of galaxy nails. There are many different versions of this design, and I saw a few different ones I thought I'd like to recreate. I picked one from one of my fav nail bloggers Deniz at Emerald Sparkled, as I had some of the same/similar polishes she used for hers. Basically, the way to create a galaxy effect is to start with a dark base (preferably black, but a deep dark blue will also work).....

Mine was a black with a bit of shimmer to it (can't really see the shimmer)
.......and then either sponge or dab random glittery/chrome polishes over your nails, making sure not to completely cover the dark base underneath and not to concentrate the colours too much.

I know there are more methodical ways of doing it, and some very detailed tutorials, but I figured this would be the easiest, less time consuming way to do it.

Hmmm, I'm not really sure of the result. I thought it was OK at first, but the more I look at it, the more I start to not like it so much =P. I think I dabbed a bit too much over the base, and I think I put too many of the big hexagonal glitter pieces on (supposed to resemble stars).

Actually, could probably do without the glitter. I'm definitely gonna give this another go, because I really really like the effect some people have achieved. Hahah I think I spoke too soon =P, maybe I should try following one of those detailed tutorials after all....

=) xx

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