Thursday, 1 September 2011

NOTD - Beam Me Up, Scotty!

 I really love all the 'galaxy nails' going around at the moment. Everyone seems to have their own take, but they're all so beautiful to look at! My version is pretty darn simple, a blue sponged gradient with holo glitter stars...




Black Base - Barry M 'Black'
Dark Blue - Barry M 'Cobalt'
Medium Blue - Barry M 'Cyan'
Pale Blue - Barry M 'Turquoise'
Fine Glitter - Model's Own 'Juicy Jules'
Chunky Glitter - Barry M 'Hologram'

PRETTY SPARKLES! I'm such a magpie lately. I think I'll do these again at some point but try and get some nebula swirls and shooting stars going on.

Also, I feel like I should explain why I haven't been blogging much lately. Basically, I'm busy as heck clearing out and packing up so that I can move to uni. Most students can just leave all their stuff at home with no worries...not me, my parents are hoping to sell the house and move hours away! Therefore, all of my things are either being thrown away, given to charity or sold. I'm not bothered about that, I just wish I could burn it all to get rid of things faster! By the end of the day, I have zero energy, physical or mental and that's not a state you can blog in. I'll be back in full swing in a couple of weeks, promise!

38 comments:

olgiepolgie said...

This looks so funky. Intergalactic or something. Love it!

MusingsAndMakeUp said...

That looks gorgeous!

Ess-Jay24 said...

Gonna have to try these nails sometime they look amazing!
xx

tennille said...

this look amazing! I love it so much, I def need to get creative and have a go Xx

Paperbacks and Postcards said...

Wow this looks amazing! xx

Alhrayth said...

ooooooh love it!!!! I wonder if I can recreate something similar with polishes I actually have... sigh... the downsides of reading blogs from other countries :(

Harrriiiet said...

Oh wow, I think your galaxy nails are one of my favourites by far! I really want to try this but need some glitter polishes, *heads to Boots* :)

liloo said...

oh wow, i dont know what's the prettiest here: if it's the manicure itself or the photography: wow! xx

shanice said...

I love your take on galaxy nails! Good luck with the uni packing, I'm in denial about it haha x

Halima said...

This looks amazing! Must try re-creating this at some point! xo

Sirena Sparklestar said...

This is so awesome!

Robyn said...

Gorgeous! Yours look like I might actually be able to do it so I'm going to steal it :D

Adrienne said...

Ah these are amazing :) it matches your layout haha! xx

Sidrah!!!! said...

This is GORGEOUS! love it

Elisa ♥ said...

nice job :D it looks great

VainGlorySinner said...

Oh my! I.am.in.love! What a gorgeous combination! xxx

Ms Red said...

Stunning. I love it!

Steph said...

Love! So striking. Good luck with the uni packing, my folks did the same thing when I went to uni - something very therapeutic about having a good ol' clear out!

Steph x

shinodka said...

i love this manicure/look :) i must try it :D

Irishenchantment said...

this is gorgeous it matches your background :)

Charlotte Sparkle said...

Great mani, love the colours.

Angela said...

these nails are amazing! I just wish I had the patience to sit and attempt to try and recreate something half as good! x

Tess said...

Oh wow these look amazing! My imagination when it comes to nail designs ends at the shatter effect look, wish I had the patience to do something like this! x

Nicole1275 said...

i love the nails.. best of luck with the move.. to bad we can't get Barry M in the States

Jenn said...

This is so pretty!! WIsh I could do something like this

Silence is Loud said...

this is amazing!! <3 it!

Beauty's Bad Habit said...

@ EVERYONE, pah, I hate addressing replies to 'everyone', it seems so impersonal when I do actually read all of your comments! I should start replying as they come through, argh!

Anyway. Thanks for all your compliments and such! These are actually mega easy to do, just look up 'Sponge gradient nails' on YT for how to get the fading effect and slap some glitter over it. Doesn't seem to take too long when you're slobbing out in front of the telly :)

LovelyMissMakeup said...

I love this nail idea!!! I am def going to try it out!

Kimberley-Anne said...

Wow!!!! I love this! Must try :D xx

MrAJBx3 said...

omg that is amazing!
such a good idea! i have to try that xx

TheCosmeticCrave said...

Wow they're so pretty, I cant stop looking at them!

Joselin
xxx

Pauline - Blog Cheia de Charme said...

I like the look but its so dificult ;/ nice blog!

Amy said...

AMAZING! Are you going to do a Tutorial or have you already done one? xx

socialitedreams said...

i'm having heart palpitations!!! i want my nails to look like this, come do mine!

Vulcan_Butterfly said...

OMG I am in love with these. I adore anything space-related and your nails look just gorgeous.

Corina Muru said...

That looks great! It makes me wanna go out and buy some glittery nail polish!

(sorry, my reader won't update properly, that explains my late comment:D)

B said...

Oh wow they look amazing! Love the colour combination - can't wait to try this out myself :)

Shannyn said...

Oooh I love this!!! I really want to try some galaxy nails. :) Yours look amazing.

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