Thursday, December 22, 2011

Galaxy Nails

After almost exactly a year away from this blog, I'm back! My life has been super hectic, as I am now studying chemistry at my university and am also a pre-medical student. I just finished up finals and decided to treat myself with a manicure! I've seen galaxy nails lately, and I think they are just the coolest thing ever. I followed this tutorial over at 'Through the Wormhole' blog (link:; she had a great and easy to follow tutorial!

Some of my favorite polishes that I used as bases: China Glaze Rodeo Fanatic, Chelsea Kaleidoscope, and Orly Space Cadet (use this one as an accent).

The many nail polishes I used. Feel free to use any colors, the more the merrier! I cut up my make-up sponge into little pieces, so I could use each one for a different color. The colors I used as bases were the darker polishes, such as OPI Tease-y Does It. My accent colors were colors such as China Glaze Re-Fresh Mint and China Glaze White Out. I also used some sparkles, such as a Nfu Oh flakie polish and Orly Space Cadet.

Also, as you may have noticed, I am not currently using my lightbox. I actually recycled my last one after I moved out of my apartment last year, but luckily I have a bigger one at home that my sister's boyfriend had made for me. I hope to get back into photography as well!

The finished product :) 

I hope to be blogging more regularly again, but my courseload will be as hectic as ever next semester. Luckily, I get almost a month off from school for winter break!

Happy holidays!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Color Club Snakeskin

I swear I haven't completely forgotten about this blog! I'm still on winter break right now and have done my nails (slightly) less frequently.

This week's color is Color Club Snakeskin. This is, at first glance, a gray/gunmetal color. A closer look reveals a slight green/gold tinge. I think this is a very gorgeous and special color because of the green tinge.

Pictured here in two coats (although one coat is actually enough to be opaque). I painted my tips with one coat of China Glaze Techno and one coat of China Glaze Fairy Dust. I am absolutely in love with Fairy Dust, a holographic silver sparkle in clear polish.

I also bought half of China Glaze Anchor's Away polishes and they look gorgeous! I'm so excited to try them out, especially Sea Spray and Pelican Gray! I'll probably post about them soon.