Last night, I decided to try out a nail art idea that I’ve seen floating around the internet for a long time: Galaxy Nails. It’s super easy to do and there’s really no way to possibly mess-up. All you’ll need to do this yourself is a few nail polishes and a makeup sponge or a couple of cheap eye shadow applicators. The color polishes you’ll want to work with include: 1. Black or Dark Purple or Dark Blue. 2.) White 3.) Light Green or Light Gold. 4.) Blue or a Brighter Blue (if you used dark blue for your base color) 4.) Pink. 5.) Sparkles. Here are the colors I used:
wet n wild :: black creme
sally hansen extreme wear :: white on
julep :: piper
sally hansen triple shine :: wavy blue
julep :: lily
julep :: trina
sinful colors nail art :: bad chick
sinful colors :: queen of beauty
Start by painting your nail with your dark color. Next, dab white polish around the center of the nail with the sponge using a very light hand. Then, apply your next color the same way.
Blend the last color into the dark polish perimeters with blue. Now, add touches of pink or purple around, still using the sponge technique. *Be sure not to over-do-it with any of the colors and end up covering all of the white; you still want some white popping out.* The next step is optional: Using a teeny-tiny nail art brush, you can add some white specks and x’s (or maybe bigger chunks of glitter). Finally, finish with a sparkly top coat and you’re done!
Next time I paint my nails like this, I will definitely do a few things differently. One of those adjustments will be to go easy on the sparkle polish too. I feel like the overabundance of of silver takes away from the colors. But what can I say? I like a lot of glitter in my galaxy.
Yesterday, I treated myself to some new beauty supplies. (I got bored and spent too much time in Walgreens..)
Sally Hansen Complete Care Extra Moisturizing 4-in-1 Treatment
Sally Hansen Smooth and Perfect ColorCare – 07 Sea
Sally Hansen nail file
Vanity Fair Magazine
YesTo Cucumbers facial towelettes
wet n wild megalast nail color – 213C On a Trip
wet n wild megalast nail color – 218A I Need a Refresh-Mint
wet n wild megalast nail color – 204B Private Viewing
At the hotel where I work, nail polish is extremely limited. You may as well not wear it because that how light it needs to be: nude neutrals, light light light pink, classic french and clear. That’s pretty much it. So when I have a couple of days off, I like to feed my love of fun nails. This time I exploded and went all over the place within a blue, black and white theme.
The supplies used: Sally Hansen complete care, wet n wild blue, white sinful colors nail art, rimmel finish pro in black, pure ice black crackle, pure ice white sparkles, some random nail stickers and manicure stickers.
Here’s what I came up with:
***excuse the sloppiness in the above photo. that was taken immediately following painting, before I even washed my hands or cleaned up the edges.***
It’s a shame because tonight, I have to take it all off and replace it with a neutral color to work. 😦 At least I bought myself a brand new neutral on Sunday too! … Always thinking ahead.