Showing posts with label Galaxies. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Galaxies. Show all posts

Friday, February 28, 2014

#NailArtFeb Californails Challenge Day 28: Galaxies

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Happy Friday!!! 
  Yesterday I was stuck on what to say... Today I am overflowing with words of excitement. Why is that? Because I took on a nail art challenge and actually saw it through to the end! Today's look is the final prompt in the Californails "Totally Doable- I have a Life Challenge". Day 28 calls for galaxies. 
  I was suuuuper excited to take on this prompt. Galaxy manicures are incredibly fun to work on for me. I wanted to depart from the other galaxy looks I have posted. For this one I went with a Blue galactic feel, instead of Black how I had done for the other two galactic looks I've done. I can honestly say that this is definitely my fave galaxy manicure I have done to date. I was surprised at how fast I managed to get these done too. Normally I tend to overthink my galaxies, for these I just let them flow from me and the results were wonderful.
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 For this galaxy look I started with a base of Zoya Dream. For the galactic elements I used Lime Crime Milky Ways(soft off White), Bettina Vanity(pale Sky Blue), Milani Raspberry Delight(vivd Pink creme), OCC Man by Man(amazing Teal jelly shimmer), Zoya Seraphina(shimmery White) and Catrice Heavy Metallilac(metallic shimmer Purple). To create the galactic look I used little tiny bits of cosmetic wedge sponge. I cut them into tiny pieces that I could control with tweezers to get more control of where the color was being sponged. It also helped me keep a light hand when applying color. I used a toothpick to create the little dot "stars". I finished my galaxies off with a coat of KBShimmer Clearly on Top. 

 And with this look the challenge is complete! I am so happy to have taken this challenge on. It reminded me of what I am capable of when it comes to nail art. It also reminded me that now I then I need to push myself :D. I will be doing a post soon with a re-cap of all the looks to see them all together. 
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 I hope you guys enjoyed this post and this challenge. I had so much fun working on these prompts. I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! Thanks for coming by! 

Sunday, November 11, 2012

31 Day Challenge 2012! Day Nineteen: Galaxies

Happy Sunday! 

  Today Sam, Rie and I will be taking on Day 19 of the 31 Day Challenge. The prompt for day 19 is Galaxy nails. Last year I had a lot of fun with this challenge prompt. Ever since I had been wanting to revisit the Galaxy mani but I had not had a chance so working on these was a real treat. 
  Last year I got kinda nervous right before I started working on my galaxies and this year was the same scenario lolol. I looked at tons of pictures of outer space I had pinned and took my sweet time picking colors. I always over think it when it comes to this type of nail art and always end up blocking myself. This year I just kinda went for it and I am really happy with my results. IDK if this is the most "galactic" mani I've ever seen but I definitely like it a lot! 
 So for my galaxies I started with a base of Two coats of Cult Nails I got Distracted. For the "galactic" sponging I used Milani White on the Spot and the following Bettina shades: Tulipani, Yellow, Ortensia, Vintage Jean, Starfish and Aqua. I just sponged the shades on kind of randomly until I got an effect I liked. I topped my galaxies out with some Seche Vite followed by some INM Northern Lights top coat. 

 I will be having full reviews of I got Distracted and yesterday's Annalicious this coming week. In the meantime don't forget to stop by my challenge partners Rie and Sam's to see their Galactic looks for day 19!

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Friday, October 28, 2011

31 Day Challenge! Day 19- Galaxy Nails

Hi darlings!!

  I was so ready and excited to work on today's nails! Galaxy nails is something I've been wanting to try for a very long time but just never got around to it.... Well lucky me! Today's challenge task was Galaxy nails and after watching a few tutorials and looking at tons of pictures I ended up with these :D!
This was SO much fun to work on. You really can't do any wrong... I started with a base of BYS Down the Rabbit Hole. Then I sponged in layers starting with White on White then Electric Pineapple then Carnation Creation then Splash of Geranium. Then I went back and sponged the edges of my "nebulas" very lightly with some Blue Moon. Don't worry, I have a pic of all my colors below :D! Then I topped it all off with a coat of INM Northern Lights and Seche Vite. 

I definitely will be doing more Galaxy manis in the future. The color combinations are endless and they are just fun to work on!

Here is a pic of all the colors I used for this mani.
I can't wait to see what Sam and Rie did for their nails! Don't forget to check out Sam and Rie's blogs to see their Galaxy nails!

Water-marble tomorrow!!! So excited for that as well!
♥ Cristina