Wednesday, October 19, 2011

31 Day Nail Art Challenge: Galaxy Nails

In space no one can hear you scream. Ok, I am pretty dang proud of these nails. I totally followed Sarah's advice from Chalkboard Nails on how to do galaxy nails. If you want to do galaxy nails, read her blog post about them. It was so helpful. I guess I can say she boldly went where I had yet to go. Seriously, she paved the way and has posted really useful tips on how to do great galaxy nails. Then I added my creepy Halloween twist...

It's the alien from Alien! Does this thing have a name? I showed this to my husband and he said, "Shut up. You did not paint that." But in fact I did, and I told him to shut up himself. 

Here are my galaxy nails before I added the alien. Sorry I did not take any pics before this shot. But really, Sarah's post on this says it all, so go there to learn how to do these

Here is the other hand. Besides adding the galaxy nail design to these, I did not add any more aliens. One is enough to do serious damage on a spaceship stranded in the middle of a galaxy. 

I started the alien by painting a dark silver shape, and then began to add highlights and shading to give it definition. And you gotta have the second mouth shooting out. 

I continued the design by mixing silver acrylic paint with white and black as needed to get the right shading and highlight the ribs on the chest, and the various parts of his ginormous noggin. I even added teeny tiny teeth with white acrylic paint. 

Here's a side view of the nails before I added the alien. This pic shows you how the glitter polish really lights up and makes these galaxy nails fun. 

Ok, that is just awesome. Sorry, I have to say it. I made a freaking awesome set of galaxy nails. 

Polished used in this manicure: Wet 'n Wild Black Creme, Sinful Colors Pink (it's a hot pink), Borghese Paradiso Pink, China Glaze Happy Go Lucky, and China Glaze Fairy Dust. Also Essie All In One basecoat and Seche Vite topcoat.

Tomorrow: water marble nails! After tomorrow, I am really looking forward to the rest of the challenges. There should be some fun ones. :)

15 comments:

  1. That alien is incredible. Like incredible. I figured you were just going to do like a UFO or something, but you one-upped my brain. The galaxy part of these nails is also beautiful, but I'm so stuck on how amazing the alien is that I feel like I have nothing to say about the galaxy aspect!

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  2. Thanks Nev! I freaked out myself with these nails, too.

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  3. Thank you Rach! That's so nice. :)

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  4. Wow, that alien is fantastic. Your galaxy looks great, too!

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  5. this alien is perfect! like it a lot! :)

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  6. Thanks Sarah! I should have been a little more retrained with the sponging, but your tips really helped on doing galaxy nails.

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  7. Looks really great, I love the galaxy-nails theme. :)

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  8. Thanks Sandra! I got a lot of compliments on these. People love galaxy nails.

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  9. It's awesome when you manage to impress yourself with your nail art! I love it when that happens!

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  10. Thanks Leslie! I really didn't want to take these off. :)

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  11. I love Alien movie much more than galaxy. I'm like speachless right now :D

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