Today was the one that I was dreading the most (apart from tomorrow), but here it is: Galaxy nails.
First, I painted my nails with two coats of Sally Hansen Midnight in NY, and then sat looking into my baskets of nail polish for an hour, trying to figure out where to start first. In the end, I just grabbed any galaxy-ish polish I could, and trotted off up to the sitting room to make a stab at this while watching the amazing cheese-fest that is Christmas 24. Here's what I ended up bringing, possibly the largest amount of colours I've ever used just for one manicure:
L-R: Sally Hansen (Midnight in NY), Essence (Blue Addicted), Chit Chat (no name), L.A. Colors (Current), Essence (Choose Me), Essence (Underwater), Essie (Blanc), Essence (Where is the Party), L.A. Colors (Mega Watt), Essence (Nail Tip Pen) and missing from pic - Essence (Sundancer - yellow).
I don't have any make-up sponges, so I got an ordinary washing-up sponge and chopped a lump off it, then got sponging - I think I sponged in the order that the polishes are lined up, but I'm not sure - to be honest, I just kept whacking colour over colour and when I was happy(ish) with it, I used the nail pen to dot on some white bits. To represent whatever the white bits are meant to represent. Here's what I ended up with:
I forgot to put the yellow on, so I did that afterwards:
And in the words of George Michael, let's go outside:
As per, it looks a lot more interesting in real life - there are lots of different little glitters and sparkles here and there. This was my first time trying Galaxy nails, and I'm not over the moon (HA!) with how it turned out - but if you want a top-notch guide to doing a Galaxy mani properly, then head over to Cherry Sue's Blog, where you'll find a fab step-by-step guide to doing a proper one.
Now - to relax and take deep breaths before even contemplating tomorrow's challenge, I knew that bloody water marbling would come back to haunt me after the last time.
Better go make sure I have some tape.....