Thursday, September 19, 2013

31DC2013 Day 19: Galaxies

What comes to mind when you think about "Space"? The final frontier, naturally. And what are you most likely to come across while voyaging through the stars?  The USS Starship Enterprise, of course. That is how I arrived in this strange new world of galaxy nails. As I began this manicure, boldly going where loads have gone before, I knew I had to include it!

Can you hear the theme music?

This is my first galaxy manicure. I have seen so many beautiful representations, and I've been excited to try one! I want to do this more, trying different approaches, and see the variety I come up with.

Would you believe I used 18 polishes here?! I'm not lying! It would be completely ridiculous to list them all here, so I'm not even going to try!
What you need to know is that I started with a base of Zoya Storm (one of my new favorites!). It's a beautiful black with holographic glitter flecks.  For the extra sparkly bits I used Out The Door Northern Lights holographic top coat. Then in between I sponged a few more polishes.

As far as the process went, I just kept sponging on colors until I achieved a look I was satisfied with. I tore off little pieces of a makeup sponge and used tweezers to hold them. I made little pools of polish on wax paper to dip the sponges in, and sponged off excess polish. I endlessly layered the colors, trying to fix areas where I got too much color. I added some larger white stars with a dotting tool. Then I freehanded the Enterprise with a striping brush and dotting tool.

I know, lot of photos..

Okay, now for the important part. Calling all Trekkies/Trekkers:
Who is you favorite captain? Which is your favorite series/movie? What would you rather have, Geordi's blindness or Data's inability to love? In episode 142... okay, I'll stop there. :)

So what do you think? Do you like the galaxy look? It's not my favorite thing I've done, but I still really, really like it! I don't want to take it off! Boo hoo.

Bonus photo!

 Me with Data at Salt Lake Comic Con!

Don't forget to come back to see my continuing mission of the 31 Day Challenge, as I seek out new techniques and new designs!


  1. I can't even begin to describe how much I love this! Great Star Trek galaxy nails!

    1. Oops, I got so excited I forgot to answer. I love Kirk and Picard. . . May love Picard a little bit more. The Voyage Home has a special spot in my heart and definitely blindness. I really want to give more in depth answers, but it would be overwhelming, so I'll leave it with that and the inner light. I may watch it tonight.

    2. I'm so glad you liked these! I had hoped a least a few people would appreciate it.

  2. Picard and blindness, as well.
    And... AWESOME! I love this!

  3. So, so rad. And I really can't believe that you used 18 polishes. But they look amazing.

    I'm with Heather. I love me some Jean-Luc Picard! And I guess I would rather be blind than be unable to love. But love can be so painful!

    By the way, I enjoyed your writing in this post. :)

    1. That's why this is a hard one for me. If you can't love, you don't feel any pain! I hoped that you in particular would like the writing!


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