Monday, August 6, 2012

Summer Challenge Day 19: Galaxies

Summer Challenge Day 19: Galaxies

Galaxy nails seem to be extremely popular, and I understand why. They’re so pretty, and can be made in so many ways! I’ve never ever done a galaxy mani before, so I decided to ask for help to do this challenge. I asked sweet Alice Snow if she would be willing to help me do my nails, and fortunately she said yes! Hooray!

I used Catrice’s “I wear my sunglasses at night” as my base. It’s a dark crème full of microglitters in a variety of colours. I’m not as fond of it as I should be, so I think I put it up for a swap after this :)

Anyway – here’s two coats of “I wear my sunglasses at night”, no top coat:


I think it’s a nice base for galaxies. And then the fun began. Alice used these polishes:

Catrice: I wear my sunglasses at night, Essence: Style for summernights,
Sinful Colors: Folly, Flormar: 431, Essence: Gabriella, OPI: Last Friday night

And after a lot of sponging and dapping and sponging again, and after sealing it all up, first with a layer of OPI: Last Friday Night, and then with a layer of Poshé top coat, my galaxy nails were done: 


Aren’t they pretty? I really like these!


There are other Danish girls who made galaxy nails today. You should definitely check their blogs out to see what they came up with.  

Stay tuned the day after tomorrow - same bat time, same bat channel – for water marbled nails! That’s the challenge I think will go wrong the most, but we’ll see :)

30 comments:

  1. hey if you want to swap it let me know! i want it - bad! email me at missymrobinson@gmail.com and lemme know what/where your wishlist is or what you want for it!

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    1. I'll write you an email when I get home tonight! :)

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  2. You did a great job. Galaxy manis are always so great :)
    I own that Catrice polish, I like it though it is much more amazing in the bottle than on the nails, but as a black fan I couldn't get rid of it.

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    1. The problem is that I wear black so seldom, so if someone else will cherish it more than I have, then they should have the chance :)
      And thanks - I appreciate the kind words. :)

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    2. I painted my nails only black for 6 years and I can't live without blacks :D

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    3. Wow, 6 years, that's impressive. I love black, but I want something shiny or glittery over it :)

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  3. Den Catrice lak minder lidt om Black knight fra Butter London - i hvert fald sådan som den ser ud i flasken :-)

    Fine negle du har fået lavet dér! :-)

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    1. Tak skal du have! :)
      Jeg har slet ingen Butter London lakker, så jeg har ingenting at sammenligne med, så jeg tror dig på dit ord :)

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  4. Well done! This mani looks very cool!

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  5. This is so beautiful!! I love galaxy manis, yours is one of my favorites!!

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    1. Awh, that's so sweet of you to think so. Thank you so much! <3

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  6. Gorgeous! I haven't tried galaxy nails myself but I do like the look, especially the design you created! Well done :-) And good luck for tomorrow's challenge ;-)

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    1. Thank you so much :)
      And thanks once more, I'm going to need all the luck I can get ;D

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  7. Oh wow, your galaxy nails are pretty! I love seeing everyone's galaxy manis. Maybe one day I will be brave enough to try it myself. ;-)

    ~ Yun

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    1. You totally should try it out, I'm sure it'll look great on you!!

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  8. It is so sparkly and pretty! I like it! ^.^

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    1. Thank you, I'm so happy that it turned out this nice :)

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  9. WOW. Endnu en ny måde at lave den på. Jeg er vild med den første med alt det multiglitter i!!!! Kan den evt købes online et sted? Og OPI LFN er sørme også spændende :-p

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    1. Det nærmeste sted at købe Catrice lakker er i Tyskland, så det kan jeg desværre ikke hjælpe med. OPI'en købte jeg for 2 dollar i et blog sale! :D

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    1. Me too. I might try this again some day :)

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  11. wow amazing! one of the best galaxy nails i have seen

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    1. Awh... That's so nice to hear, thank you! :)

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