Sunday, August 19, 2012

Fly Me to the Moon


I've been wanting to do this Galaxy manicure fad since I first saw it forever ago—it's awesome, right? You know me though, I like to put my spin on things, so I've been thinking about how I go do just that.  I figured why not make a LITERAL half-moon mani?! I actually think I'm a little obsessed with this galaxy manicure thing, it's a wonder I held out until now. It's the best of both worlds- nerdy and pretty, with a bit of awesome thrown in for good measure! :D

So what do you think, did I up the nerd factor on this one, or should this design get lost in a black hole?




I used:

Black: American Apparel Hassid
Light Grey: butter LONDON Billy No Mates
Medium Grey: ORLY Mirror, Mirror
Dark Grey: Nubar Stronghold
Dark Teal: American Apparel Peacock
Turquoise: Zoya Robyn
Yellow: American Apparel Manila
Coral: China Glaze Life Preserver
White: Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear White On
Topcoat: Seche Vite

If you hate it, think of the bright side: instead of the moon, I could've painted Uranus. :-P


40 comments:

  1. now that is pure awesomeness! perhaps a little more glow around the moon would have been quite an awesome touch too (I think) I still love it nonetheless! :D

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    1. Thanks! :D I contemplated that, but wasn't sure how it would look, and I didn't want to have to redo the galaxies! :D

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  2. I lol'd when I saw the thumbnail on the blogger dash. Pretty cool!

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  3. How awesome would this look with glow in the dark polish on top ?! DO IT.

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    1. I think I need to dig through my Helmers and find my (non blue or green) glow in the dark polish! lol

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  4. very cool! and i love the glow-in-the dark idea!

    ~Trendy Tips
    http://polishednailart.blogspot.com/

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  5. It looks really great! Different from all the other galaxy manis I've seen - great job :]

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    1. Thank you!! :) Totally what I wanted!

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  6. Freaking Awesome such a great idea and so beautiful! Agree glow in the dark would be great! Love your joke at the end too :p

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    1. :-P Thank you! (and glad someone saw *and appreciated* my joke!! lol)

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  7. so cool!!! half moon manicure quite genius!! love it!

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  8. the closing line actually made me laugh out loud! lol I LOVE your take on galaxy nails. I've always wanted to try them too but they look kinda tricky. thanks for all the fabulous designs!

    -Natasha
    please check out my blog, if you have a second! :)
    http://natashadoesnails.blogspot.ca

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    1. LOL YESSSS! The galaxy nail is actually fairly simple to do, you should try it!!! :) Thanks!!

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  9. Holy smokes, these are awesome!! Half moon + galaxy = perfection!

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  10. The moons look AMAZING!!!! <3 I can't wait to try galaxy nails!

    ~The Daily Lacquerista

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  11. AWESOME! What colors did you use for the "galaxies"? I love the way yours look!

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    1. Crap! I Forgot to put what I used- I must've been more tired than I thought last night. Products are posted now :) Thanks! :D

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  12. uranus...bwwaaahahhaha...snort...hahhaahahaa

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    1. :-D I'm glad that gem isn't going unnoticed. :-D I could hardly do a space post w/o it!

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  13. You make me laugh! I love this mani, moon idea is awesome. :)

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    1. That's definitely one of the goals of this blog!! :D Thank you!!

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  14. Best manicure I have seen in awhile. It is a mix of nerdy and pretty with a touch of humor thrown in. Well done!

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  15. This is an amazing mani! I definitely want to do this soon especially since I'm teaching my fourth graders about space. I just feel that every time I do themed nails with my lessons, I'm borderline like Miss Frizzle from The Magic Schoolbus. Thank you again for this!

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  16. This was a really smart idea, and it looks just as usual with you: AMAZING! :)

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  17. This is so cool! How do you clean you brushes?

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  18. Moon...Uranus...heh-heh...heh-heh...

    Suuuuper coooool mani- i want moon half moons! I wish my nails weren't so darn short!

    ReaderRita

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  19. I loved this tutorial and i will be sharing your website with my followers. I fell in love with nail art many years ago and you have definitely perfected the craft!! I am your new follower!!

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  20. This is super cute!!! I don't think my shaky hands could do it!


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  21. Love this manicure!Surely gonna try it in autumn (too dark for summer)

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  22. I love how you literally made it a half moon mani! Genius!

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  23. Ths is the BEST galaxy mani i have seen to date!

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  24. Your half-moon mani is brilliant! The only problem is that is gets a bit lost in the beautiful galaxies. I'd love to see you do a more detailed (shimmery?) moon on a simple background (Essie Starry Starry Night?) Besides, the nerd in me is complaining that you can't see a galaxy or nebula like that from the moon!!
    GAfromCA

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