Friday, May 25, 2012

Challenge Day 19- Galaxy Nails

Hi everyone! Wow what a crappy week weather wise! I have to say that this is my (and I am sure most others) least favorite type of weather. I am constantly feeling like I can't keep my eyes open for more than a minute! Oh well, enough complaining and onto some nails!

Well I had been kind of looking forward to this day/terrified of it. I really like some galaxy nails, but I feel like it is easy to go overboard and ruin it, which I now believe even more! I feel like I definitely need to try this again with someone else watching me to tell me to quit while I am ahead! So first I am just going to show you all the polishes I used because I ended up doing each nail a bit differently in a slightly different order and some colors were not used on certain nails and others were used more and less on some and...yeah...I didn't do them all the same, but all of these polishes were used on at least one nail.

Ok so left to right we have: Zoya "Crystal", Kiss Nail Art in white, OPI "Metallic 4 Life", Ulta "Denim Glitz", Finger Paints "Where Art Renoir?", Avon "Lagoon", Sally Hansen Insta-Dry "Jumpin' Jade" 

So I started off with two coats of Essence "Holographic" nail polish in "Blue Ray". I say "Holographic" because it isn't. It is not at all holographic, but it is a super awesome duochrome. I took a few pictures of it on its own because I thought it was super pretty. 

You can see there is a strong teal-purple flash/shift that to me looks like a peacock in a bottle! :-) I will have to use this one again whenever I attempt some peacock lookin nails. :-) 

Anyways, after that I used a makeup sponge to add a streak of white going sort of diagonal across my nails then I just started layering a bunch of colors in different orders and such on top of the white. I mainly used the Avon, Zoya and Ulta colors on top of the white and on a few I added a touch of the green Sally towards the edges. I then topped them all with a very thin layer of "Metallic 4 Life" so I got some "stars" on there with the chunky silver hexs and the black base helped to blend all of the other colors together a bit more, which I can't decide if that was a good thing or a bad thing. After that though I sponged on some of the Finger Paints Renoir on the edges to darken them a bit and try to give it a bit more depth. All in all the end result could have benefited from some more lightness, but I am really really enjoying it still. I am already thinking about what I could do differently next time so stay tuned for that after I am done with this challenge...or maybe this might have to be the one I recreate for day 31...hmm... :-) Ok well enough of my blabbering here are the pictures. 

 Well I hope you enjoyed! Until next time! :-)