Not to get into a lot, but my grandmother has just had surgery, so I've just spent my last two days off over at her house helping her out and stuff...and putting off getting together summer challenge stuff! Family is important though, and that's why i was not only watching over my grandmother, but my two young cousins (8 and 9) and let me assure you, I was not on a manicure rest! I have been painting, removing, pressing tiny girly looking adhesive nails on, peeling them off, putting different ones on, peeling those off, painting again...and none of it on myself! Well, okay I did find the time to do my own nails last night, and I think this manicure can double up on my summer challenges! Not too sure, I may actually want to do a different one for the future challenge day. I did miss Wednesday's challenge, the theme was summer dots. I already did a dotting mani earlier that I feel is the perfect summer dot manicure so can I just cheat and lead you to that one..?
Okay, so today's challenge is orange freestyle themed. And I feel like it could double over onto June 29: Underneath the stars. If you don't agree, then I hereby surrender myself to the crumpet, and shall take my punishment accordingly.
Picture spam alert! I not only got my camera issues fixed, but I am quite proud of how this turned out!
Base coat: Sally Hansen Double Duty.
One coat of China Glaze Smoke and Ashes from the Hunger Games collection (the PERFECT galaxy base, in my opinion)
Index, middle, ring & pinky:
sponged on Revlon Dreamer in the middle in oddly shaped circles and stuff
sponged on one side China Glaze Tree Hugger
on another OPI My Address is Hollywood
on another Revlon Not so Blueberry (which is scented, and I'm not sure but I might be okay with that. Maybe.)
sponged in the center Maybelline Color Show Porcelain Party
sponged the tips with CG Smoke and Ashes, and a bit around the sides til I was happy
To pull it all together, China Glaze Fairy Dust. I really mean it. This mani would not be the same without it. Ever since I first saw it I knew it would be the perfect topper to a galaxy mani. I've been lookin' around a lot, okay? I see people all the time free-handing their own stars or dots in white on their galaxies, and I just think it totally takes away from it all, for me that is. It just looks more realistic with the shimmering holographic bits in there, I think.
For my thumbs:
First, I sponged on Maybelline Color Show Porcelain Party, so the other colors would show up better. This is an explosion of some kind. I sponged on Revlon Fearless, and then alternated between that and Kleancolor Neon Yellow and Neon Orange, slowly making my way toward the tip of the nail, finishing with Revlon Fearless. Then I topped that off with CG Fairy Dust.
Okay, so it isn't all about orange, but I have really been wanting to try this one out for a while, and it turned out even better than I expected! So I needed an excuse to post it and tie it into the summer challenge lol
What's your favorite galaxy mani? Am I offending you with my dislike of free handed stars instead of glitter? Am I breaking the rules of the summer challenge too hard (um because there aren't any, get your facts right!) Wanna whine about it in a comment? You can whine about anything down there, you know.
I'll read it, and respond in a timely manner with my thoughtfully thought thoughts =]