Thursday, March 14, 2013

Galaxy Nails

Hi again, LacquerHeads!

After I did the swatches for the Nicole by OPI Selena Gomez - Heavenly Angel post, it dawned on me that those nifty little flakies could potentially be a radass background for a killer Galaxy Mani. So, naturally - I tried it.

I started off with Sinful Colors - Black on Black as my base color. On top of that, I slapped on a thin layer of China Glaze - Some Like it Haute. Then, I sponged on my galaxies and nebulas using a billion different polishes including: Color Show - Fierce N Tangy & Pink Shock; Sinful Colors - CinderellaDream OnHappy Ending; Cherimoya matte.n.a - MatineeHollywood; Pure Ice - Hot Tamale, Celestial; Icing - Pomegranate Martini; and two unnamed polishes of unknown brands in shades of shimmery red.

Yes, you read that right - I used every single one of those colors at least once (but mostly more). That's part of what makes doing galaxy mani's so damn fun to do. All the layers of color creates so much depth and they end up being crazy cool to stare at all day when you're all done.

Then, on top of all 14 of those polishes - I hand placed some flakes of Nicole by OPI Selena Gomez - Heavenly Angel (sheeeesh that's such a long name!) wherever I wanted them. To finish it off, threw on a generous layer of China Glaze - Fairy Dust and when that dried I slapped on a topcoat of Butter London - Hardwear and BAM! done.

Wanna see the results? Of course you do!

I had the hardest time getting good pictures. My right hand looked a thousand times better than my left hand for once. It's usually the other way around, but this time I had to hold the camera steady and in focus with my non dominant left hand. And let me tell you, that was a horrible pain in the ass. It took me forever, and even then I just could not capture the flakies in the background, no matter how hard I tried.

Here's a couple snapshots all blurred out to show off the gorgeous holographic sparkle of Fairy Dust

So after many failed attempts at a quality picture, I took a break. I sat down, cracked open a Monster, and tried to just chill. I looked down at my hands and what do I see? All of the polish from my pointer and middle finger is just gone. Poof! Disappeared! What happened you ask? I have no idea. I do have one theory, however. I think it was this new base coat I tried out. It must have just popped all the polish cleanly off like it were a base of Elmer's Glue or something. Super lame. After that, I decided to continue trying to capture a picture of those awesome flakes anyway, and I got em! Right away! Check it!

I'm diggin' it! I really liked what the flakies added to it. What do you think? I'd love to hear your feedback, and I'd also love to see your take on a Galaxy Mani so if you'd like to share, please do!

Until next time,
prettylittlebigle out.

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