Wednesday, September 25, 2013

31DC2013 Day 19 - Galaxies

I have fallen far behind in the 31 Day Nail Challenge and I'm not sure I can catch up, but I will try. Today I have my galaxy manicure for Day 19 to share with you. I looked at many images of galaxies for inspiration and was set to try and replicate one of them, but once I started actually applying the polish all that was thrown out the window and I just went with it...

For this manicure I used a base of Zoya Storm. I then starred at it for a while since it is just so gorgeous and truly a galaxy in itself. I really shouldn't have used such a beautiful base since none of it is left visible. Every time I tell myself that I will start out with just a cream black, I reach for the pretty blacks instead. I sponged a bunch of Zoya polishes (Megan, Julie, Yara, Noot and Noel) to create the galaxy. I then sponged on a holographic top coat to give it some shimmer and followed all that with white splatter stars using acrylic paint.

I have not been happy with the last few galaxy manicures that I have made. In fact I made a different one for this challenge and disliked it so much that I took it off without even taking a single photo of it. I'm really pleased with the way this one finally turned out especially since I was starting to think my galaxy manis are cursed...

The beautiful base was Zoya Storm which is a black jelly with holographic glass fleck particles. These photos don't capture it's true beauty since all the holographic flecks look white here, but are very colorful in real live. It applies very easily and provides good coverage at two coats although I did use three for these swatches. This is definitely one of my favorite blacks in my collection!

Swatch Details
Brand: Zoya
Collection: Ornate, Holiday 2012
Color Name/Number: Storm, ZP645
Number of coats: 3
Top Coat: No

Big5Free - Free of Formaldehyde, Toluene, Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP), Camphor

I would love to know what you think of this manicure!

Thanks for looking!
Anutka :)

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  1. Oh my gosh both of these designs are so gorgeous! (: Love them

  2. Storm is so pretty, I wish I was able to do Galaxy nails, You did an amazing job! :)

  3. These are beautiful! Super realistic =) Can't wait to see what you come up with for the rest of the Challenge!

  4. @Ebony, thank you so much! I'm glad you like the galaxy and the polish :)

    @Amey, galaxy nails are much easier than they look! You should give them a try for sure :)

    @the_lacuerologist, thank you so much! I'm so glad you like it :)


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