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Weekly Nail

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Galaxies! This is the third time I've tried galaxy nails. The first I really dug them, I thought they were the bee knees but knew I could do better if I just kept practicing. The second time I failed miserably, some thing was just off. So I didn't try again for quite some time. This time I did a decent job but as soon as I was done I figured out a few things I could have done differently to make them a little bit better but regardless I still think they turned out pretty great!
Supplies used:
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri in Jade Jump
Sally Hansen Diamond Strength in Black Diamond
Nicole Let's Get Star-ted
Essie Blanc
Funky Fingers Riot (The only place I know of to get Funky Fingers is at FiveBelow)
Makeup Sponge

I have a little tip for you regarding glitter nail polish, like this Nicole one, where there is a main glitter you want on your fingers - like the star or a heart. It's rare they actually come out on the brush when you want them to, let alone where you want them to and when you just keep adding layers and layers trying to get the stars (or whatever shape) it will just make it hard for the polish to actually dry. So what I like to do is dump a little bit of the polish out on a paper plate (or any other disposable surface) and use a toothpick to pick up and place the glitter where I want it. So simple right?!

My favorite turned out to be my thumb. I love how it all came together. The only thing I'd change is that white area behind the star. I wish I could just hit "undo" sometimes when I was doing my nails. It'd save me so much time (and nail polish remover)
Hope you're having an awesome Sunday!
xoxo

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35 thoughts

  1. I really like it. I wished, I could create similar nail designs.
    greets from germany :)

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  2. And another reader from germany xD
    I wanted to ask- how do you do it? Since I've been a reader for almost a year now, I always have fancy nails,thanks to your tutorials!But here I don't know how you did it?

    Love,Anja

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  3. They look amazing! Well done you!

    Becky
    xx

    http://www.beckybedbug.com

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  4. Galaxie nails are my favorites! Nice job!

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  5. wow I'm loving your galaxy nails, I wish I was that skilled! :)

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  6. I found the Funky Fingers @ Ulta about 6 year ago. :-/ Not too sure if they still have it or not.

    Super cute! This style is always so pretty!

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  7. these nails are so pretty! like the colour and detail

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  8. Could you possibly give a little more detail on exactly how you achieve that effect, it's very cool but I'm just clueless as to how you did it!

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  9. these are gorgeous kaylah! i wish i had an undo button for a lot of things. ;) did you do a tutorial on galaxy nails? if so, would you link it? thanks!

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  10. I think i love you <3 jajajajaja
    No i don't. I love your blog with all that cats and tutorials.

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  11. Love the glitter tip! Thank you! But how exactly did you accomplish the galaxy look? I have a feeling a tutorial from you might be better than some of the others floating around out there.

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  12. So amazing! you should do a tutorial on how to do this!

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  13. These look so great! Could you give any tips on how you did them?

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  14. The last time I went to Five Below I saw Funky Fingers there and I was trying to figure out where I'd seen them before! I remember you said you loved their nail polishes haha

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  15. Amazing!! Good tip about the glitter polish too. ;)

    xo
    cortnie

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  16. Those nails are just lovely Kahlah, I love the galaxy trend that's about at the moment and these are perfect.

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  17. Please paint my nails, haha! Gorgeous.

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  18. I love the look of your nails, it sooo cool. I can't wait to try this myself!
    Http://www.lovelypinkdiva.com

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  19. oo! I love galaxy nails! they are so much fun to do and anything that required a sponge always comes out looking rad. Nail decals are also fun to play around with. Hello giggles always has tons of tutorials utilizing them.

    Lauren
    Frenchnavyvintage.blogspot.com

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  20. I love a good galaxy nail! They're so versatile and every artist puts their own spin on it!

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  21. They look so beautiful Kahlah! I saw a tutorial a while ago on Pinterest for Galaxy nails, and I always wanted to try it. I just need to find some black nail polish, haha!

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  22. Galaxy nails are so awesome! I had the same experience where the first time came out so so good and the second time not good at all. Haha! I just love how they look!

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  23. I'm totally in favor of a tutorial! Pleeeeaaaase!!!
    I've been reading your blog for a month or so now, and I'm simply loving everything!
    Greetings from Brazil!

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  24. I always see your nail posts and I'm so jealous. When I do them it looks like a 4 year old did them. I always count on the shower to get the extra off my skin, haha!

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  25. I'm obsessed. Those look amazing! I just have no patience for it. or fine motor skills.

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  26. Oh wow, these look amazing!
    I will have to try this out (many times probably...).
    Sharleena xx

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  27. Oh so pretty! And I just realized the shape of your nails is very similar to mine..!

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  28. oh wow, ive never tried the space nail theme but I love how yours came out! Now I am very tempted!! I like the little star glitter you included, so adorable!

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  29. I've just discovered your awesome blog. I love how unique and eclectic your style is! :D

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  30. Just tried Galaxy Nails for the first time and they came out pretty good!!! Thanks!

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