I dare say it turned out pretty well and I have no idea why I waited so long to try a galaxy mani! This was surprisingly easy and FUN. Choosing colors definitely got my creative juices flowing and really, the sky IS the limit! hehe
According to one blogger who will remain anonymous, you have to use a black creme base for it to look realistic, but I think my alternating Zoya Ibiza and Skin Food 05 (darn Korean brands!) create a lovely dark blue shimmery space. ;)
This mani made me like Ibiza more than I did at first application a few weeks ago, but I still had some pulling/dragging issues and re: drying completely... let's just say galaxy manis are GREAT for covering up slicing gouges and sheet marks!
This may be a bit of a "wild" and colorful galaxy, but whatever... I think it's purty! And boy did I ever use a plethora of polishes for that prettiness:
Top row, L-R: OPI DS Extravagance, Cameo Colours Lacquers The Glass Slippers, Zoya Ibiza, Cult Nails Tempest, Hits Cha Cha Cha,
Bottom row, L-R: OPI Solitaire, OPI The Living Daylights, NOPI Just Busta Mauve, Sally Hansen Lacey Lilac, Venique Galoshes Glow, Skin Food 05
My favorites were probably The Glass Slippers (amazing super sparkly white yet not white; it's made of tons of tiny pink, blue/green, and gold flakies) and Just Busta Mauve. :)
Using tiny chunks of makeup sponge and a tweezers, I pretty much went to town; a dab or two here, a smoosh (no, not a smooch !) over there, swipes of flakie glitter, and dots of Tempest with one of my dotting tools. I also used the dotting tool to place The Living Daylights "glequins."
Yup, I officially L♥VE it and foresee many more nail galaxies in my future. :) I think next time, I want to try making actual constellations on them; hearkening back to my adolescent years with my little friends, studying books on stars and learning as many of the constellations as we could. :) "What is life but a collection of memories, made and yet to be made?!" - uhh, ME!