This year I’m excited to celebrate a once-in-a-lifetime event: Thanksgiving will overlap with Hanukkah, an event that has never happened before and won’t happen again until 79811. Want to know how that works out? Here is a detailed explanation! Because we get to celebrate these two holidays at the same time due to the shifting lunar Jewish calendar, I thought I should paint some celestial galaxy nails. We get Thanksgivukkah only because the stars aligned! Even more auspicious is that today is my 2 year anniversary of this blog! Happy Thanksblogukkah to me!!!
This manicure was featured on thanksgivukkahboston.com, a website my friend curates. Check it out for more awesome Thanksgivukkah stuff!
This is a picture of the first galaxy nails I ever attempted – though I called them “Universe Nails.” I just slapped on some polish and called it a day! I have to say, I am so into these Way Back Then comparisons, I think it’s just so fun!
To achieve this look, I painted on two coats of Zoya Nail Polish in Storm, which is basically like a galaxy in a bottle, full of holographic sparkles. After I let that dry for a bit, I tore up bits of a make-up sponge, though a porous kitchen sponge would do the trick too. I dabbed some nail polish onto my work surface (I used a plastic placemat to protect my desk), and dabbed the rough edge of my torn-up sponge in the polish. One color at a time, I dabbed and sponged on colors to create a galaxy affect (you really only need a little bit of color). In this order, I used: Butter London Blagger Nail Lacquer; Sation Nail Lacquer in Miss Emo Shun All; Illamasqua Nail Varnish in Jo’mina; and China Glaze White On White. Then I painted on some China Glaze Fairy Dust in random spots (not all over, as I thought that might be too much). I used a small detailing brush to create the more visible stars and lens flairs using China Glaze.
And now here’s the fun part – I’m hosting my first ever giveaway in honor of my blogiversary! I am so grateful to everybody who reads my blog, and I just want to say thank you! Click on the picture or HERE to enter.
As you may have noticed, Liquid Palisade is one of my favorite products – I talk about how much I love it almost daily! You can win your very own tube, it’s amazing stuff. Plus, they’re having Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, you get a free travel size of LP with each full size purchase. This part of the prize was sponsored by Kiesque, the company that makes Liquid Palisade.
You will also win a $50 gift card to Llarowe, purchased by me! Llarowe is an amazing place to get international polishes. I pretty much want everything they have to offer.
Happy Thanksblogukkah and don’t forget to enter my giveaway!!!