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Galaxy Mani

Hi lovelies, I couldn’t wait to get my old chipped nail polish off and replace it with something beautiful and shiny! So I went for a galaxy nails mani. I’ve previously done this on my toes here, but never on my fingers, so I fancied a galaxy mani.

I used different colours this time; more greens and purples and only one glitter. I also used my silver Barry M pen to dot some stars.

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I used the sponging technique again and I love the results! I like how it all looks a big mess when you begin sponging, but with a coat of glitter and Seche it becomes beautiful nail art!

Nail Challenge Day 17: 3D

Hi beauties! It’s day 17 in Julie’s 30 day nail challenge and the theme is 3D.

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I ordered some studs off eBay, both gold and silver in this size and small caviar balls. I chose to use these for my 3D mani as there is a day on caviar. I chose Barry M lilac because it is a favourite of mine, and my feature nail is my FGL prism holo polish. I placed the studs on with tweezers onto tacky clear varnish-much the same way I apply my glequins. Then top coated with 2 coats.

I am useless at keeping up with the links page since I’ve been back at school-hope you can forgive me!

Galaxy Pedi

I wanted something different on my toes this week, so I had a look on some of my nail blogs for inspiration! I saw some ‘galaxy nails’ on Instagram and was very intrigued! I looked on youtube and watched several tutorials. I took tips from the tutorials but chose my own colours. This is what I came up with:

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I chose a glittery black for the base colour, then tore my sponge so I would have a jagged edge. You can see the colours I chose on the picture and I sponged them from left to right. I only sponged an area (not all of each nail) and kept sponging on top of that area. But not enough to colour the area in completely, just layering the colour so I was still able to see the other colours underneath.

After sponging I used a dotting tool to dot various sized dots on each nail to look like stars. After that I painted in the glitters, and that’s where the magic happened; the glitter made them look amazingly like a galaxy! Then I painted my seche vite on top for a gorgeous glossy shine.

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I am so impressed with this pedi, it’s a shame the weather is rubbish and I can’t show my toes off :(