Monday, 30 January 2012

Galaxy Nails... Literally

Today's nails design was suggested by a friend and I really can't believe I haven't thought to do this before! You may have heard of galaxy nails, well I've taken them to a new level and literally painted our little part of the Milky Way on to my digits! Today, I'd like to introduce you to my elusive right hand. I'm pretty certain it's only ever been spotted here once before.


Since Pluto was a planet when I was taught 'The Solar System' in school, I added him in too but it was so awkward taking these photos and trying to get it all in!


I used (the aptly named) W7 Metallic Neptune as a base and then sponged on Essence Choose Me and another polish (but I've completely forgotten what it was) to get the galaxy look. The sun and all the planets are completely freehanded using nail art brushes. The black outlines are acrylic paint.


54 comments:

  1. Beautiful idea! Great work! :-)

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  2. Wow, I love this idea! I'll definitely be trying this one out (with all credit for the original idea to you of course!)

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  3. awesome! I LOVE the looks of the sun and earth. I think those as full nail looks would be cool

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  4. They are amazing! I think I saw them somewhere on Tumblr a few days ago thou......not absolutely 100% sure but they could have been yours stolen by someone :/ Marina xo

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  5. wow these are really amazing! great job. love the literal interpretation.

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  6. These are amazing! Even the guys in the room said they were cool x

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  7. Wow they look incredible! You are so talented hun :) Can't wait to give Galaxy nails a try out!

    Love Aysh xox

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  8. Um, Sammy? FYI, I can see Uranus....
    ;)

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  9. They look great! With all the galaxy nails art there, I haven't seen it interpreted in this way. Love the fact you included Pluto! :)

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  10. Amazing! Love these so much!

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  11. This are amazing, as always. I love seeing you posts come up on my reader!

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  12. These are so cute! You have such a steady hand. I have only started to follow you blog. But went back and read all of your posts, your nail art is amazing! Bought the nyc top coat after your recommendation, it is the best top coat ever! Just to let you know, it's 2 for £2.49 in superdrug atm. Usually more than that for one!
    Keep up the beautiful nails x

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  13. This design is awesome! You are so talented!

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  14. What a great idea, and so well made! Good job!

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  15. Yay Pluto's back! Well done lady, these look superfab!

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  16. Amazing design and they look great, love the base color, it is perfect for them!

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  17. These are very eye catching and pretty. :)

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  18. These are simply amazing!!! :D wow!

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  19. I'm so loving this manicure. <3

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  20. Love it! Best galaxy nails I ever seen ^^

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  21. This is amazing!!!! I can't believe your right hand is just as neat. Nice!!

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  22. Very creative!!!! <3 LOVE IT!

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  23. This is so freaking awesome!

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  24. Amazing mani! Your friend had a very cool idea and you executed it perfectly!

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  25. Truely amazing and so so well executed <3. Love it!

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  26. This is sooo awesome. I wish I could do the same but I don't have steady hands as you obviously do, especially when I'm using my left hand :(

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  27. gorgeous... really awesome mani, love it :-D

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  28. just....wow!!!! love it!!!!

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  29. That is so cool! I love your take on this!

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  30. Hi

    Im brazilian, and like your blog!Congratulations

    Miss verniz esmalteria

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  31. I miss Pluto...

    (but they're lovely!)

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  32. Love this!! Perfect galaxy :)

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  33. These are cute :) And that's coming from someone who HATES space (It's too big, and unknown for my linking :P)

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  34. I just discovered you blog! Your nail art is AMAZING!!!

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  35. Soooo....I guess Pluto's too good for you? Hmm?
    =P

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  36. hahaha, Oh man- I wanted to do planet nails and I'm like "I feel so original" but just to check I googled and you'd thought of it first! Oh noes. But truly, these are exceptional- so so beautiful.

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  37. Hey girl! Could you take a photo of ALL your polishes? I'd love to see what you have :D

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