For all you out there who can't rock a flawless mani, you are not alone! My technique is improving, yet rough, every nail is a different shape and my cuticles look like I set a pack of beavers on them. This is a blog for the nail underdog. My biggest tip going forward is take your time! Seriously, as soon as I stopped trying to pound out ten fingers in ten mins, my results improved. /soapbox
Are we going to look at some nails??
I decided to use a quick dry coat over the initial black base since it was so thick and I have pretty much zero patience. Once the base dries, use cut up bits of cosmetic sponge and holding them with tweezers dip them into the pink and yellow and then sponge it strategically across the nail. I did all the yellow first, then went back over with pink when it dried. After that, I used another piece of sponge and dabbed China Glaze Fairy Dust over the nail. This works best when you concentrate it on the blackest area of the nail. That's it! Finish with a top coat, I use Seche Vite (this lives up to the hype, review coming)
Two tips, keep the layers of color thin....much thinner then I did would have looked better. I had some bitchin' 80's galaxies. In hindsight I might have gone back over the colors with some acetone just to mute the colors and blend them out some. Second, don't cover too much of the nail, the black really enhances the galaxy look when you apply the glitter layer.
|Pardon my top coat boogers|
Have you tried this look, what inspires your nail art?