Friday, November 18, 2011

Day 19: GALAXIES (Plus Tutorial!)

Happy Friday!

I have to admit, when I saw the Galaxy mani on the list for the 30 day nail challenge, I was a bit scared. I've always loved this mani and have just been afraid to try it! After watching a few tutorial videos and searching through some of my favorite blogs I gave it a shot!

To start of course I used CND Stickey base coat. I'll follow along with the pictures below:

1. I started with MAC Nightfall, a glittery black/charcoal. I used just two coats of this. I think this step can be switched out with a true black or even maybe a very dark blue or purple!

2. Now we start with the sponging! I just cut out a piece of a sponge and used tweezers to dab on (very lightly) the polish.  I just did a basic pattern diagonally but I think it would be fun to sponge in a more 'galaxy' like shape!

3.I started off with lightly sponging OPI Alpine Snow.

4. I followed up with Chanel Mimosa, although I think an orange would look great too!

5. Next I used a light pink, OPI Cozumelted In The Sun

6. The last few steps are simple! I used Deborah Lippmann Across the Universe (how appropriate!) around the edges. Any dark blue or purple will do. I then made some small dots for stars using Alpine Snow again. Finally I covered the nail with CND Sapphire Sparkle and a coat of Seche Vete and voila!

This mani was surprisingly simply and like so many others, the possibilities are endless! No two designs or color combinations will look the same. Hopefully this little tutorial will help you!

Carolyn xo
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