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Friday, November 19, 2010

DIY - Galaxy Dipped Nails

 The trick to doing a galaxy-inspired nail is messiness, anyone can do it. You don't need to be artistic, as this DIY tutorial will illustrate. Just follow these simple steps, and your nails will be out of this world! 
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Step 1
Start with a black base coat (your canvas).

Step 2
Haphazardly paint the bottom half of your nails with gray. 
(You can leave some black gaps in there also, do whatever you feel.)

Step 3
Messily paint some silver over the gray. You should leave some gaps that are just 
gray, and you should also paint a bit of silver over the black (so it's not too perfect).

Step 4
Paint some gold glitter on top and you're done.
(You can stop at step 3 if you like that look, but I went for the gold- literally!)

Nail polish colors used in this tutorial:
[Black] OPI "Black Onyx"
[Gray] China Glaze "Recycle"
[Silver] Sephora by OPI "Just a Fairy-Tale"
[Gold Glitter] Sephora by OPI "Only Gold for Me"

To speed up the process: Sephora by OPI Drying Drops
(If you haven't tried this yet, get it asap. You'll thank me!)

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30 Comments:

At November 19, 2010 at 3:37 AM , Blogger Josie said...

I'm utterly hopeless at doing my nails. Like, it's really bad. But maybe I can convince someone to do this FOR me, because I'm in love!
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

 
At November 19, 2010 at 10:32 AM , Blogger Shoe Splurge said...

LOVING this post!!! I've only done diagonals on my nails before but these are cute!

http://shoesplurge.blogspot.com

 
At November 19, 2010 at 1:22 PM , Blogger this free bird said...

Kara you are freaking awesome at nails!! I suck and can barely get on a base coat. I want to try this technique of yours badly - the outcome looks terrific!

It's going to rain this weekend...maybe I can get the cat to help me. ha!

xoxo,
Carrie

 
At November 19, 2010 at 6:45 PM , Blogger Fashion Meets Food said...

Seriously your nails look amazing! This is the neatest thing ever. I am hopeless when it comes to the nail art category. Loving your blog. I am a new follower

xo

 
At November 19, 2010 at 11:20 PM , Blogger Katy said...

Hi Kara!How are you? I've always wonder how they manage to do that galaxy nails. Thank you so much for sharing this with me. I'm so going to try it soon!:)
xoxo,
Katy

 
At November 20, 2010 at 5:20 PM , Blogger Froso M. said...

Wow, I wanna have my nails like that too! Great!

xoxo,
Froso from Style Nirvana

 
At November 20, 2010 at 10:56 PM , Blogger Katy said...

Hi Kara:) thank you for asking, I'm feeling okey (I guess) lol! I'm having exams and so many homework to do. I'm still trying to make room to try out your nail tutorial!:)
xoxo,
Katy

 
At November 21, 2010 at 12:17 AM , Blogger cheyenne davide. said...

cool nails :p x

 
At November 21, 2010 at 6:03 AM , Blogger Krystal said...

OOO, I love it!!!

 
At November 21, 2010 at 6:09 AM , Blogger Diva Putri said...

so cute dear!
wanna follow each other dear? if you dont mind :)

-diva-
http://vavadiva.blogspot.com/

 
At November 21, 2010 at 9:46 AM , Anonymous Cafe Fashionista said...

Gah! J'adore nail art! I am definitely trying this out ASAP - it would be perfection for New Year's Eve, non? :)

 
At November 21, 2010 at 10:08 AM , Blogger Audrey Allure said...

Gorgeous - I think I might try it :)

 
At November 21, 2010 at 12:09 PM , Blogger the solar flare said...

Beautifull post :D i could try it :Di’m new on blogger and if you want to follow me i’ll follow you back! Xoxo www.martinathesolarflare.blogspot.com

 
At November 21, 2010 at 1:23 PM , Blogger Fivyolen Qiu said...

wow. i should definitely try that! inspiring post :D
btw you have exact same nails like me! HHAH :)
x

 
At November 21, 2010 at 1:48 PM , Blogger Melody said...

wow! so amazing :P

 
At November 21, 2010 at 2:06 PM , Blogger Modafobik said...

You are amaazing blogger, i really like your blog! I'll follow you maybe you can visit, and follow me ha? :)

http://modafobik.blogspot.com/

 
At November 21, 2010 at 3:06 PM , Blogger ushi sato said...

I lurv that shading thing...hahahahha....it looks fun!

follow me Kara...sounds great to keep in touch with yah...

lurvlats!

 
At November 21, 2010 at 3:25 PM , Blogger Melody said...

Sorry, usually I write in English, but well you think!
I feel like Christmas already! That's good. I love Christmas. Christmas trees, lights, Nicholas <3
I was at the premiere of "Harry Potter Part 1". It was wonderful.
And Adam Lambert is one of my favorites:)

 
At November 21, 2010 at 4:45 PM , Blogger charmedwishes said...

new follower here! i wish i could also polish my nails, but i would be too self-conscious about it. please visit my blog as well, if you have time.

http://charmedwishes18.blogspot.com

 
At November 21, 2010 at 4:50 PM , Blogger Fashion Therapist said...

I'm not talented enough to do my own nails. I wish I was, but I can't do it for the life of me. Your nails look so great.

fashiontherapist.blogspot.com

 
At November 21, 2010 at 5:09 PM , Blogger Jess said...

LOVE THIS!

 
At November 21, 2010 at 10:11 PM , Blogger Anna Jane said...

VERY cool! you make it look so easy and I def want to try this.

xx

 
At November 22, 2010 at 1:53 AM , Blogger Melody said...

Hhahah, yeah ^^ So awesome ;p

 
At November 22, 2010 at 2:48 AM , Blogger Stela ALVES said...

Hi, i like your blog and i am following.
can you follow mine?
Street Style by Stela

 
At November 22, 2010 at 3:05 AM , Blogger Katie said...

I love this! I have that gold and have barely used it, great use of it :)

 
At November 22, 2010 at 8:52 AM , Blogger Marialaura Barbato said...

HAHAHAHAHH A BEAUTIFUL IDEA!I LIKE!...CUTE CUTE CUTE :)

http://fashionlivesalwaystwotimes.blogspot.com/

 
At November 22, 2010 at 10:32 AM , Blogger jessica whitley said...

loooove it! thanks for sharing. i'll be doing this tonight! lol ;D xx

 
At November 22, 2010 at 10:40 AM , Blogger Eliana said...

Hey, thanks for the comment! Your blog is so sweet! Unfortunately art keeps me from maintaining a manicure for longer than 24 hours, but I may just have to try this anyways. Seriously, those are some of the coolest nails I have ever seen.

 
At November 22, 2010 at 12:05 PM , Anonymous fashion junkie said...

I never thought of doing something like this! I so need to try it myself. I love this DIY!

xoxo,
MelRod

 
At November 24, 2010 at 12:26 AM , Anonymous Leisha said...

Hot nails! I always have nail envy... I can't have my nails done for work, lame!
Cheers~

 

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