Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Polish Days - Something New

Polish Days time again! I love participating in Polish Days, because it pushes me to do something that I wouldn't necessarily get round to otherwise. So this month Hannah of Polly Polish set the theme to be 'Something New', as "January is all about new starts, resolutions and starting over". I took this as a good kick up the bum to finally try a new technique - Galaxy Nails. I had slightly limited supplies, as I did this mani in Wellington. When I go home and have more time and polish, I'd quite like to try a slightly more complex version with a different colour combination etc. For now though, I do quite like this simple galaxy mani...



Polish Days - Something New, Galaxy Nails


I got my inspiration from a lot of googling of NASA images and also from the lovely Sarah from Chalkboard Nails.

This mani was so simple and I don't know why I thought it would be so hard?! Now I want to do more like these.

For this I used a-england 'Camelot' for the base, China Glaze 'Sweet Hook' and OPI 'No Room For The Blues' for the sponging. The dots are OPI 'My Boyfriend Scales Walls' and of course, a bit of Chi Chi 'Disco Diva' on there too.

Make sure you check out everyone elses 'Something New' manis...

26 comments :

  1. This is so pretty, Anneke! How long did it take you to do it?

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    1. Thanks Lexie!! It really didn't take long at all. Maybe half an hour or so (all 10 nails). So much easier than I ever imagined. I can't wait to do it again when I get home!

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  2. Wow, so pretty! I've been wanting to do galaxy nails too for a while, I'll try that soon too :D

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    1. Thank you! You should definitely try it. It's really fun and easy to do :)

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  3. Another technique I haven't tried! This looks lovely Anneke x

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  4. I am so terrified of the galaxy nail because I know how much time and effort goes into make a really great one. You did an awesome job!!

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    1. Thanks so much! It took much less time than I would have though, although I did a fairly simple one here :)

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  5. Anneke, the fact that you had limited supplies of polish does not take away from this mani at all. It is great. I love galaxy nails.

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    1. Thanks so much Alexis! I'm so glad it worked out with the supplies I had <3

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  6. This is gorgeous! I still need to attempt this technique as well.

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    1. Thanks!! And yes definitely try it! <3

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  7. Wow!!! This mani is so pretty. Love what you did here. You def have the talent. Great job!

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  8. This is so beautiful. I love the colours.

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  9. That's a really great first time galaxy. I was just like you the first time I did a galaxy mani - so scared about doing it and then so amazed at how easily it gelled into awesomeness! Of course, I saw all sorts of things I wanted to do different/better next time (don't we always?!) but it's almost like the galaxy mani just creates itself. And you did a beautiful job!

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    1. Thank you so much!! You are so right! It really did just sort of come together. I really can't wait to get home and try another one. And yes! It doesn't matter how good something I do is, there is always something glaringly wrong! Hahaha oh well, it keeps me coming back for more :)

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  10. Your galaxy nails are great :). It's a technique I've never tried either xx

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    1. Thank you <3 You should definitely try it!! :)

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