Today's mani is one of those weird ones that almost looks better on camera than it does in person...
Before today, I was thinking "man, I got this. I am SO experienced with galaxy nails (not really) there's no way I can mess up :D" And then I messed up.
My first attempt was a total fail (and I tried to film it, too), so I had to do my nails over in the hopes that I would have something to post today! This mani was a little rushed because I'm really short on time. I'm writing this post 45 minutes before I have to be in class!
Anyway I actually think my final result is not bad...
Okay, okay, it's GOOD. I did a good job and I like it!
I tried to get a little creative with my light source so I could get all of that glitter to shine. Man did I use a lot of glitter or what?
Lemme see if I can list off everything I used.
- Sonia Kashuk: Starry Night
- Essie: Blanc
- Milani: Dude Blue
- Milani: Digital
- Color Club: Sparkle and Soar
- Sally Hansen: Purple Pulse
- Sinful Colors: Hazard
- Sinful Colors: Hottie
- China Glaze: Skyscraper
- Essie: Set in Stones
- American Classics Gelous
- Essie: Good to Go
Damn, that's a lot! I didn't realize I used so many. Dx
My intention was for this mani to look like one swirling galaxy on my middle finger that spreads out to my index and ring fingers, and only *just* touches my pinkie nail. I think I mostly succeeded in getting the look I wanted. The more I practice with galaxy nails the more I feel I can actually be specific about what I'm trying to paint on my nails.
To make these I started with my sparkly black base, sponged on white to make the basic shape of my "galaxy" and then sponged on my cremes and shimmers in a way that contrasting colors would pop out next to each other. It's difficult to explain because I did a lot of little dabs of color here and there, and some big spots of blue and orange to highlight the swirls of the galaxy.
After that I dabbed on some more black wherever I thought it got covered up too much, and a little more white to really solidify my galaxy. Then I added glitter!
I dabbed Skyscraper over the dark outer edges of my shapes, and then randomly dabbed on Hottie and Set in Stones. I topped the whole thing with a generous coat of Gelous and a coat of Essie Good to Go. I think Good to Go is my favorite top coat right now. The smell of SV is just too much for me lately! >.<
Okay, now I'm done with this post for reals. Be sure to check out everyone else's Lazy 15 manis!