Sunday, June 26, 2016

The One With the Blue Galaxy Mani


Good morning polished world!  How are you all doing today?  I have had one of the greatest weekends ever.  It all kicked off with an AMAZING concert, then Painting with a Twist with some of my best friends.  After years of people telling me I should paint on a larger canvas, I actually tried it and I actually did it!  Head on over to my Instagram to see my painting.  I love how it turned out!!!!

Today I'm sharing with you a fun galaxy manicure I did a few weeks ago.  I love galaxy nail art so much.  After seeing a blue one on a few lovely bloggers Instagram pages, I thought I would give it a try.  I think this has to be hands down my favorite galaxy design ever.

Let's take a look!




Colors Used:
  • Zoya - Sailor
  • China Glaze - DJ Blue My Mind
  • China Glaze - UV Meant to Be
  • INM Northern Lights
  • Black and White Acrylic
To start off, I did a deep navy base and used Zoya Sailor.  One of my favorite Zoya polishes.  If only it had a larger brush I would use it more often.  Those small brushes annoy the heck out of me.  OPI and Sally Hansen spoil me with the wide brush.  After I did this manicure, I forgot that I owned ILNP Missed Calls and Honor Roll which either or would have been a perfect base.  Oh well, maybe next time.

After my blue base was dry, I used a make up sponge and dabbed white acrylic down the middle of each nail.  I made the centers more intense white and the outer edge more faded.  I then took black acrylic and sponged it one the very edge of the nails, so there was a black, to blue, to white transition.

When that was dried, I sponged on the different China Glaze blues, and then went back through with a little more white in the center.



Then comes the pretty sparkly part.  I shook up my bottle of INM Northern Lights, one of my favorite top coats, and added one coat.  It blended the gradients together and added a real galaxy look.  Since this top coat is super fast drying, I didn't have to wait too long before adding my white stars with a dotting tool.  I then finished it all off with a clear top coat.  If you want to avoid doing a clear top coat, you can do your white stars before Northern Lights and then call it a day.

What do you think?  Fan of the blue galaxy?  Do you have INM Northern Lights?

I've said it before and I'll say it again, if you love China Glaze Fairy Dust, then you will love Northern Lights even more.  Fairy Dust takes forever to dry on me and has an awful smell, and Fairy Dust is night and day from that.  Super fast dry, low odor, with the same beautiful effect.

Now looking at that last photo, I'm kind of glad I used a cream base and not one of the two holo polishes I mentioned earlier.  I think it might have taken away from the galaxy.  Maybe not.  I won't know unless I try.

Until next time, <3.