So for today's free choice mani, I decided to go for a galaxy design. I missed this theme in the Fingerfood Buffet recently and was a bit gutted because it's something I haven't done in aaaages and really want to get better at! I also had some much unloved, well over a year old Color Club polishes in mind to do this look with, perfect for the GOT. I'm not 100% pleased with the result, I was a little heavy-handed, but good effort and I'll try better next time ;) lol!
To achieve this mani I started with two coats of a rich black for the base. Once dry, I dabbed on some white patches using a sponge, mainly towards the centres of the nails. I then used a mix of pink, blue, yellow, green and orange shimmer polishes to sponge over the white areas randomly. I repeated that process twice to get a good show of colours. Next, I used a small dotting tool to add the white stars, lots of little ones around the black edges and a couple or three larger ones in the coloured areas. I added some starburst lines to the larger ones by dragging the dotting tool gently from the centre. Once those were throughly dry I went over with a super fine sparkly number and again with a clear topcoat to finish.
Next time I will be sure to use a pin for dotting on the smaller stars, because although I used a very small dotting tool, it was still too big to achieve the look I really wanted, especially when you have the touch of a midwife like me haha! Happy with how the shimmer polish worked to conjure up a cosmos feel and the fine glitter was a nice touch too.
Avon - Licorice, Color Club - Wing Fling, Daisy Does It, Fly With Me, Sparkle & Soar, Sky High, Natural Collection - Nail Tip Whitener, Sally Hansen - Silver Slingblade, Color Club - Topcoat, Small Dotting Tool, Sponge