Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Polish Days: To Boldly Go...

Ack! Polish Days caught me completely off guard this month. If it wasn't for the reminder email last night I would have forgotten completely. I just have to say that Polly Polish does an incredible job organizing this challenge every month and even sends out reminder emails which are a huge help for forgetful ones like myself, so if you are interested in joining the fun, don't hesitate!

The theme for this month is "To Boldly Go..." which automatically makes me think of a galaxy manicure. I've done a few before and have always enjoyed them, but this is my first textured galaxy...

As I mentioned, this was a last minute manicure in the middle of the night, but lucky for me I had just swatched Nicole by OPI A-Nice Treat which made the perfect base for starting the manicure. As you can see from the bottle in the photo above, it kind of looks like a galaxy in a bottle all by itself. I'll show swatches soon...

To create the galaxy effect I used a few Nicole by OPI shades including Be Ama-zing! (teal), Back in My Gloria Days... (purple duochrome), Light, Kim-era, Action! (appears green over black). I stamped with Pure Ice Silver Mercedes, using Cheeky plates CH45 and CH32. I have been looking for an excuse to use these little monster/aliens because they are so freaking adorable and finally got my chance...

For the white stars I sponged on a little bit of InDecisive Speckled White. I will show swatches of this sweet indie polish soon, but it was the perfect addition of stars. I always felt that I ruined my first galaxy attempt by making the white dot stars too big so this teeny white glitter was just perfection for a galaxy manicure...

I would love to know what you think of this manicure! Have you tried a galaxy manicure before?

Thanks for looking!
Anutka :)

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  1. For a last minute manicure, these came out perfect!

  2. So awesome! I LOVE the stamping designs!! :)))

  3. Wow THIS was last minute?! Haha I wish I had your skills Hun as this is fantastic!

    Aysh xox

  4. Ooo I really love the textured outcome!

  5. This is awesome! The textured polish really adds another dimension to the mani!

  6. This textured galaxy looks really cool! Even though I wonder how this would look like after layers of topcoat to make it smooth, I'll bet it looks really jelly like. I like how well the colors go together.

  7. Just saw this on Cheeky's Facebook page! This looks amazing!!! You truly inspire me <3

  8. I like the twist of adding texture to a galaxy mani!

  9. Thank you all for your wonderful comments! I'm so glad that you like how this turned out. When I say that it was last minute, I mean that I didn't have it prepared ahead of time as I usually prefer. It was not meant that I spent only a few minutes on it :D


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