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D.I.Y. :: Galaxy Nails

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:

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  • 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

IMG_6870.JPGStart 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.

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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.

Thanks for reading! Love, GK

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Blue, Black & White Nails

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.

 

Thanks for reading!

Love, GK