Friday, May 4, 2012

Day 19: Galaxies

Isn't it funny that with a name like "Galactic Lacquer," I haven't tried galaxy nails yet? This was my first attempt at it! It went pretty smoothly, but now I know what to do for next time.

I also find it funny that today is May 4th, which is Star Wars Day to some. May the Fourth be with you! So, galaxy nails, on Star Wars Day? Coincidence? I think not.

I know, my stars are a little derpy. Some are way too big, so it looks a little polka dotted. I'll have to try and make them much smaller with very few large ones next time.

Also, I made the galaxy go diagonally across each nail the same way. I think next time I would like to make them each different for more variety! As far as "how I did it" goes, I was inspired mostly by a tutorial on YouTube by CutePolish

I first painted my nails solid black. Then I took a ripped off piece of a makeup sponge, and applied white where I wanted my"galaxies to go. Then I very lightly dabbed on a few other colors to make it look interesting - I used yellow, pink, and light blue. They're all barely visible, but I think the yellow is pretty noticeable. Then I dotted some white stars around the sides and applied a coat of very fine glitter over the top. I then topped that with Seche Vite. 

As far as my colors go, I used (from left to right):
  • Spoiled - Shaken Snow Globe
  • Ulta - Sweetheart Pink
  • Ulta - Sun-Sational 
  • Ulta - Mint Condition
  • Wet n Wild - French White Creme
  • Wet n Wild - Black Creme

All in all, I guess they turned out alright. I'm pretty happy with them, but since it was my first try, it was definitely a learning experience! I would like to make the galaxies on each nail more unique, in shape, color, direction, and I guess my stars were a fail! I'll use a toothpick or something smaller. Also, my top coat smeared it a bit. I'll have to wait a while longer before putting it over black!

1 comment:

  1. I'd never heard of the 4th but it is, of course, awesome! Your nails look great. :)


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