Tuesday, January 15, 2013

31 Day Challenge, day 19: Galaxies


Hi readers! Today I have my first galaxy nails to show you. I always get excited when I see them on other blogs, but somehow it took me this long to finally do them myself. Now that I have, I'm really happy with them. Look at all those colors! :-)
I started with two coats of OPI Russian Navy (in the bottle in the second picture you can clearly see the red/pink shimmer I'm so crazy about!) Then I balled up a piece of paper towel to randomly dab on OPI Extravagance and China Glaze DV8. Finally I added a few white dots as stars and a layer of iridiscent glitter with OPI Last Friday Night. That's it! Now this may seem like a lot of steps, but because they don't require much precision this mani is very easy to do. Hooray!
To achieve this galaxy look, I roughly followed the steps of Asami's helpful video tutorial. Asami was one of my blogging idols with her make-up and nail blog Nails By Asami, often featuring cute handpainted cartoon nail art. Unfortunately she quit blogging, but you can still find her old video's on Youtube and a few of her designs on Pinterest.
Thanks for reading!

38 comments:

  1. Oh wow! That Opi Russian Navy is amazing! Myself and a few others are doing the 31 day nail challenge but at a slower weekly pace :)

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  2. perfect polish for galaxy nails - love it!

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  3. oh my god.... awesome!
    now how can i do this myself??? :(

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  4. It's so amazing how easy they really are and how stunning they look when you're done! I had the same reaction the first time I tried them and LOVED the look--these are sparkly awesomeness!

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  5. i am always happy to see galaxy manis, and this one is beautiful!

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  6. Beautiful! I must check out the video as this sounds easy enough for me to try. I love how pretty your mani is.

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  7. These look lovely! Your method sounds much more do-able than others i've seen, i might try it!

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  8. Gorgeous colours. I'm yet to try the galaxy nail technique either. Yours are excellent :)

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  9. Nice! I really wanna try this too :-)

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  10. So pretty! I've never tried a galaxy mani but you're making me want to now :)

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  11. SO amazing. You always stun me with your awesomeness :)

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  12. I always love doing galaxy manis! The effect is beautiful and they're so easy to do. Love your version :)

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  13. wow this is gorgeous! one of the most beautiful galaxies ive seen!

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  14. I love it :) I did a similar look just the other day!

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  15. if my first try would look like this, I would defo wear this all the time! :)

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  16. I swear you can do NO.WRONG. Gorgeous!!

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  17. Whoa Russian Navy looks amazing in the last picture! I wonder if my bottle is a dud then...maybe I just haven't given it a good look. Love this galaxy mani!

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  18. I love the look and color combinations! It's something I am inspired to try. BTW, do you have an opinion on Trind nail care products? The system looks very promising, but I don't have much information and I haven't seen many nail blogger's reviews. Thanks!

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    1. Hi Kelli, thanks for your comment and question. I've never used any Trind products, but I happen to know AmyGrace from The Polished Perfectionist does:

      http://the-polished-perfectionist.blogspot.nl/p/hand-nail-care.html

      She also mentions a lot of other helpful tips on the same page. :-)

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  19. Awesome! I love pink accent on galaxy nails. I also have day 19 now "on my nails" ;) If you want, you can see it on my blog.
    Kisses, Cooki

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  20. Thanks for your comments everyone! You're the best! :-*

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  21. Your galaxies came out beautifully, as your nails always are! Its funny, my sister asked me to make her some galaxy earrings and the next day I saw your nail post :) The earrings came out so well I decided to put them on Etsy. Now I just need to try them out on my nails too lol.

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  22. It took me a while to get around to trying galaxy nails, too, but once I did I realised that all the time & effort is worth it.

    Your nails look gorgeous, the OPI colour you used for the base looks beautiful in the bottle!

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  23. Ahhh I also loved Asami's blog! So bummed when she quit blogging

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