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31DC2013 Day 19: Galaxies

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The Dalai Lama's Nails: 31DC2013  day 19 GalaxiesIt’s the galaxy day for the 31 Day Challenge! I really love galaxy nails – so pretty! I think the idea is super cool, and I was excited for this prompt. I poured over NASA photos of galaxies, admiring all the colors and shapes. I decided to do a more abstract shape, though I bet a galaxy with spiral arms would look really neat, too!

The Dalai Lama's Nails: 31DC2013  day 19 Galaxies

The Dalai Lama's Nails: 31DC2013  day 19 Galaxies To create this look, I started with two coats of Zoya Storm, since its holo sparkles are already kind of galaxy-like. Once that had some time to dry, I used a pair of tweezers to grasp small bits of a make up sponge I’d torn into little pieces, dipping the sponge bits into polish and dabbing little splotches on my nails. I did that using a ton of colors: Sation Board Girl Blue, Sation Tardy Party, Sation Miss Emo Shun All, Sation Fan the Flames Fuchsia, China Glaze First Mate, and Cult Nails Charlatan for some more shine. Then I used a toothpick to dot on the small stars using China Glaze White On White, and a small detailing brush to draw on the bigger star flares. After sealing it all in with a coat of Sally Hansen Insta Dri, I added on a coat of Loreal The Matte Velvet matte top coat. Voila! 

The Dalai Lama's Nails: 31DC2013  day 19 Galaxies

The Dalai Lama's Nails: 31DC2013  day 19 Galaxies
The Dalai Lama's Nails: 31DC2013  day 19 GalaxiesI think galaxy nails are SO fun. They’re also ridiculously easy to do, you just blob on some polish and call it a day. And even though you need to use a bunch of colors, you use very little polish to create a neat design. Love it!

If you want to know what’s coming up tomorrow, you should click here to check out the prompts! And remember, check out #31DC2013 on Facebook and Instagram.

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