Sunday, September 18, 2011

NOTD - Gorgeous Galaxies

I've been pondering this look for a little while now, but seeing the lovely job Lynnie made of it this week over on I was inspired.

As ever, I've kept things simple though hopefully the end result belies that fact.

Don't let the amount of colours I've used put you off, there's no doubt similar to these in your own collections or you can leave out the yellow & pink on the nebulas. The makeup sponge is one of 20 picked up in Dunnes for €5 but readily available in chemists etc. The paperclip is pilfered from my desk. (sshhhh). 

Start with 2 coats of black, I've used Catrice I Wear my Sunglasses at Night
because of the micro red & green glitter (that you can't see here)

My choice for galaxy colours, be sure to dab the sponge before placing on the nail

Using the makeup sponge place your nebulas on the nails bed. White first, then yellow & pink
with navy to buff along its edges
With the end of the paperclip (or a toothpick) place small white dots to represent stars.
Include some larger dots for planets
A swish of glitter adds to the effect. I've used Bourjois (my all time fave)
but any glitter will do, even several sized glitters
A quick clean up & A shiny topcoat to protect your design & Spock's your Uncle!

Would you be giving this one this one a lash? Unfortunately as I've meetings all this week I'm going to have to paint most of 'em black & just keep the accent nail but its still a great effect.


S said...

It's GORJUSS!!!!!! But you have that awful Star Trekkin' song in my head now :)

Lorraine said...

Great job! I'd love to be able to do this! I'm just not blessed with nimble fingers.

Audrey- The Nail Affair said...

Ohh I love how you did it! And with colours we can all get:) Fabulous fabulous look! Great job:)

Emz said...

LOVE it & the props too!
When I saw Lynnie's post, I thought it would make a fab accent nail too so I'm sure you'll get some admirers at your meetings :)

Jacinta Geraghty said...

I love this!!! How long does it take from start to finish???

Sue Jordan said...

Thanks Girls!

It's really quick Jacinta, probably 5 minutes start to finish.

There's no such thing as a perfect galaxy so random spongings on one or two parts of the nail bed work best.

Will you give it a try?

Have had 3 people so far today grab me by the ring finger to look - not sure yet if that's a good thing :D

Rachelle said...

Deadly! Must give this a try at home