Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Galaxy Nails!

Okay so I'd seen a few tutorials and awesome examples of this technique floating around the web. And I couldn't put it off any longer... I HAD to try it.

Everyone that posted a tutorial said that it was a piece of cake. Easiest thing ever. They weren't too far off the mark on that. I would say that it's easy because it's just randomly sponging a couple of paints onto your nails. But I would also say that consideration for aesthetics comes into play on this. I've seen a couple of examples out there where the galaxy "print" looks too even. That might be my personal preference to see some asymmetry and randomness in a design like this. It's ethereal and just like the cosmos, it's all over the place. I tried to scatter my colors and it sort of worked.

The only other thing I noticed while I was doing this was how unlike a galaxy it looked really until I put the glitter coat on. I didn't want to get my hands messy with the toothbrush splatter technique although it does look awesome like that. So I went with the easy glitter method. But once I put that glitter on, it just BAM! looked like the galaxy. (I think I was channeling Alexis Mateo there...) I even got these odd clumpy polish circles from the sponge dabbing but it worked out fine!

Oh.. another note. I started with a wedge makeup sponge with perfect cut edges. By the end, I'd torn it into smaller pieces (like in Coewless's tutorial) and put the paint on the torn parts to sponge on. Doing that gave a nicer more random sponging pattern.

I REALLY DO love this style. I keep looking at my nails (dangerous while driving) and thinking to myself that it really does look like images of the galaxy on my nails.

  • NYX Girls - Robotic
  • Orly - It's up to Blue
  • China Glaze - Electric Beat
  • China Glaze - Re-Fresh Mint
  • Essie - Castaway
  • Color Club - Worth the Risque
  • China Glaze - Fairy Tale
  • Seche Vite Top Coat
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