Wednesday, September 19, 2012

31 Day Challenge 2.0 Day 19

Posted by Starlett Approved at 3:07 PM
It's Galaxy Day Hooray, I love galaxy nails. It's one of the first nail designs I saw online and my jaw dropped.  That may have been the moment I became obsessed with nail art.  I had to learn how to do it myself.  Funny enough my first attempt at it was last year for this challenge.  Wow, I remember thinking they were amazing.  I was so proud of them.  They aren't very sexy haha.  I'm happy to say I've gotten much better at galaxy nails when I did them back in February. Galaxy nails are definitely in the same category as Leopard/Cheetah print, Zebra print, Polka Dots and Stripes.  Everyone does them but no one can not love a sexy galaxy design.  They are just out of this world!!! Pun intended lol.  Of course, you know I had to try to spice up my galaxy nails for todays challenge ;) Warning: this post is a bit picture heavy!

Behold Galaxy Drips!  A product of another nail art dream I had. I need more nail art dreams in my life. Ahhh they came out so awesome.  I love hard.  I actually had a few ideas for todays design but the drips kept calling me.  So happy I listened to myself. These came out exactly as I imagined.
Mr. Starlett Approved says it looks like the galaxy is taking over the nail polish.  I disagree, nail polish is taking over the galaxy.  #NailPolishRulesTheWorld lol at least our world, right?
As difficult as the design may look it was really easy actually.  I started with 2 coats of Brucci Mango Taffy then used the largest ended dotting tool and placed 3 random dots of City Colors Dark Blue on each nail.  Using the brush of the City Colors Dark Blue I made a line from the dots I made to the tip of my nail and then connected the lines at the tip.
Then I went over the drips with L.A. Colors Jewel Tone, a purple and blue glitter.  I let that dry completely before I started sponging.  After it dried only using the very tip of my makeup sponge that I cut into small pieces. I sponged Wet n Wild French White Creme then Sally Hansen Going Green, O.P.I Fly and Wet n Wild On a Trip around the white.  I also sponged on a random spot using Wet n Wild Black Creme on each nail. Finally I added more glitter using New York Color Starry Silver Glitter and some scattered white dots for twinkling stars.  Of course I couldn't stop there.
I had to make it Glow in the Dark :) using Wet n Wild Fantasy Makers Luminescent.  Especially because my first galaxy attempt I tried and failed to get it to glow properly and take a photo.  Yes I had some stray sponge marks on my base colors I just went over it using a tiny brush.  Since my base color was a jelly, cleaning up the mistakes wasn't flawless.  I know better for next time though ;).  

Polishes Used:
  • Brucci Mango Taffy
  • City Colors Dark Blue
  • L.A. Colors Color Craze Jewel Tone
  • Wet n Wild French White Creme
  • Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Going Green
  • O.P.I Fly
  • Wet n Wild megalast On a Trip
  • Wet n Wild Black Creme
  • New York Color Starry Silver Glitter
  • Wet n Wild Fantasy Makers Luminescent
Thanks For Stopping By!!


Whitney at Dressed Up Nails on September 19, 2012 at 3:30 PM said...

I love that they glow in the dark!

Nicole Nearly Nailed on September 19, 2012 at 3:57 PM said...

I love these - like hard - best blog sentence EVER!! These are amazing, I've never done galaxy nails before and I think they are cool, but they all look the same - you broke the mold - WOOT WOOT!!!

Ems on September 19, 2012 at 6:09 PM said...

These came out awesome Christina! Gotta try these!

Starlett Approved on September 19, 2012 at 11:05 PM said...


Starlett Approved on September 19, 2012 at 11:09 PM said...

Haha oh my gosh your comment just made my world. Thank you Nicole!!! ;)

Starlett Approved on September 19, 2012 at 11:11 PM said...

Thank you Emmie-Boo!!! You have to try it and I know they'll come out flawless ;)

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