Thursday, April 26, 2012

Nailed: Galaxy Mani

Per my recent Birchbox blog post, I'm utterly obsessed with celestial-inspired nail art. At first, I was intimidated by the DIY process, which requires starting with a dark base and then lightly sponging various solids and glitters over it, but after discovering this comprehensive video tutorial, I decided to take a stab at it. Shocker: it actually is super easy!

In an effort to match the nebula on my business card and website, I selected a deep purple base color and complemented it with grey, blue, gold and lots of shimmer. The cosmetics sponge comes in a two-pack at Rite Aid. 

PS -- I'm really feeling the sponging technique. Maybe next I'll do a pastel base in one color and a sponged pastel in another over it for a spring spin. Stay tuned!

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