Sunday, September 2, 2012

31 Day Challenge Day 19 - Galaxies

So far this has been the most in-depth challenge day I've done! Water marbling is next though, and that absolutely kicked my butt the first time I tried it, so there will probably be a headache in my not-so-distant future. I've always loved other girls' galaxy nails, so I was excited to try it out myself.

Don't mind me, I'm just spacing out

I started with Essie Dive Bar as my base, then added faraway stars with a green/gold/orange iridescent microglitter Diamond Cosmetics striper, making sure to vary the concentration of glitter randomly all over my nails. The green in that glitter was more prominent over Dive Bar than I expected, so I added a little bit of a pale-gold microglitter from Bonita (yeah, another nameless, cheap set from Ross) in the same patchy way. As it turns out though, you really can't see much of those at all, they're mostly lost in the nebulas.

Then I went rummaging through my stash for the perfect polishes to use for the nebulas, and was hit with inspiration when I came to one from the Claire's Starstruck collection. How appropriate, right? And the glassflecks looked so invitingly glowy, how could I NOT want that all over my nails?

The Starstruck collection is 6 bright and juicy glassfleck polishes, most of which are dupes for the Color Club Take Wing collection: Little Dipper (orange), Flying Saucer (pink), Cosmic (purple), Moon Dust (blue), Drops of Jupiter (teal), and Blast Off (green). I used all of them randomly for these nails.

The white I used for the close-up stars is a Kiss striper, dotted with a toothpick.


  1. Amazing! I haven't tried one before. Hope I get it when I reach that point in the Challenge!

    1. It's easier than the results make it look! Just sponging and dotting, really :)