I’m skipping a week of Nail Art challenge, because it was my birthday! As some of you may know I am IN LOVE with galaxy themed things. So I’ve decided to give galaxy nails another try! After watching some tutorials, I’ve decided to get some make-up sponge, and let it do all the work. This time it’s much more easy to achieve this galaxy effect since the sponge did the work rather than the nail polish brushes.
As shown in this picture, I’ve grabbed a plastic packaging and dotted some nail polish onto it and dip the sponge into it. I found this method better than just dipping the nail polish onto the sponge directly, just so the color wouldn’t be so intense when applying to the nail. It’s also much easier to control the application. (I’ve learnt it the hard way, cus I tried this before using the better method.)
I first painted my nails with Essie First Base base coat on all fingers, then Rimmel London #800 Black Out on all fingers except ring finger. For the galaxy effect, I first tapped some Rimmel London #198 Azure onto a diagonal part of the nail, and after it dried, I tapped a bit of Rimmel London #370 Silver Bullet to highlight the effect more. As you can see, I from the plastic packaging and the sponge, I did try to use some purple, but I didn’t really like the effect it gave, so I just painted a bit more blue and white to cover them up. After they’re dried, I tapped some Barry M #350 Diamond Glitter onto the blue and white part. Thinking about it now, I would’ve tapped a bit more glitter, just so there could be more stars.
The reason why I didn’t use Rimmel London’s Disco Ball, is because there is that teeny bit of difference in the two glitter polish. Disco Ball has glitter that reflects various colors, the color variation is higher than Barry M’s Diamond Glitter, and this kinda takes the focus point off of the galaxy effect and the colors behind the glitter.
For the ring finger, I’ve used the Barry M #319 Silver Foil. I’ve also used the Barry M Nail Art Pen Silver to draw and outline the pattern before painting it in with Silver Foil. This is because the nail art pen itself has a hard tip, making it very easy and controllable to draw. The nail art pen doesn’t release a lot of polish at once though, maybe because I haven’t squeezed it enough. However since I wanted a consistent color with my ring finger anyways, I’ve painted the pattern in with Silver Foil. Then to top all fingers off, I’ve used the Essie Good to Go top coat.
Nail Art Base and Top Coat on all fingers: Essie First Base base coat + Essie Good to Go top coat.
Galaxy Nails: Rimmel London #800 Black Out + Rimmel London #198 Azure + Rimmel London #730 Silver Bullet + Barry M #350 Diamond Glitter.
Silver Polish: Barry M Nail Art Pen Silver (for Chevron pattern) + Barry M #319 Silver Foil.
If you’ve noticed from all the nail art I’ve done, it’s the very first time I’ve used something else apart from the 2True base coat and top coat. That’s cus I’ve bought them for a birthday treat for myself, and I wanna do a review on them. Apart from that, I received the Seche Vite base and top coat from my aunt for my birthday!! So I’m thinking I’ll just do a review on that as well.
Until next time,