Sunday, August 7, 2011

Galactic Manicure


I loved how my glittery gradient mani turned out so much that I decided to do a variation on it, using the night sky as my inspiration!

Here's how I did it:

1. Prep
I grabbed deep navy, silver glitter, and gold glitter polish along with my favorite top coat. I also grabbed an orange stick and some nail art rhinestones.



2. Base
Paint a base coat with the navy polish, reminiscent of the night sky!



3. Sparkly Stars
Swipe the smaller sized glitter polish on the top third of each nail.



4. More Sparkly Stars
Cover the top two-thirds of each nail with the larger sized glitter. Use the tip of the brush to place glitter along the very tip of each nail to deepen the gradient effect.



5. Rhinestones
Choose a two or three nails to accent with rhinestones.Wipe a thin layer of your top coat on the first nail in the spot you want to place the gem. Use the moistened point of your orange stick to pick up the gem and place it on the wet polish. Repeat with nail you wish to accent.



6. Make it Last
To secure the rhinestones and make the manicure last as long as possible, finish up with a coat of a good top coat. I recommend Seche Vite.



7. Show it Off
Go out and parade that out-of-this-universe mani around! Or snap a photo and send it my way! ;)

76 comments:

Barbara said...

Pretty awesome I am inspired :)

Adiel said...

Thank you, Barbara! I'm so happy to hear that!
Be sure to send photos if you try it out! ;)

jenny said...

amazing

Adiel said...

Thanks, Jenny!

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Courtneybeth13 said...

I love this! It seems pretty easy - perfect for winter. There was actually a debate going on if Essie was better than OPI. What's your fave? http://www.taaz.com/advice/nails/essie-or-opi/vote/39EfZfFNSaVnjBLd2qwceUH60toEWtWO.html

MarciaF (beauty info zone) said...

That's very pretty. Just discovered your site through Stumble Upon. Great suggestion!
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Adiel said...

Thank you, Marcia! Welcome! Hope you'll come back often to check out my new stuff!

Luvpinkpanda3 said...

THIS IS SO PRETTY!!! if i go to nail place will they be able to do that???

Adiel said...

Maybe! It can't hurt to ask. ;) But you could totally do this yourself, it's easy!

Krmparks said...

i used kiss on the chic by opi as a base and red and silver glitter to do a candycane/christmas theme. turned out so cute!

Adiel said...

That sounds rad! I would be so thrilled if you would email me a photo!

Lourdes Echagarruga said...

Love This!!!
XO Lourdes

Adiel said...

Thanks Lourdes!

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Kisses said...

It's really pretty! I can't wait to try this for my Christmas party!

Salmayoussef said...

awesome

madalina said...

it looks really great <3 you did an amazing job :)

Sineadjo said...

I thought this looked brilliant and had been done so simply and effectively.

Mana Cika said...

Great brilliant idea....i will try this,thanks

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Natedogg4503 said...

wow, thats nice..........

lyd said...

amazing nails!!!!! :) 

Abrielle said...

Thanks for sharing these nail-art tips.  Will certainly try this one! :)

Hanna Barnes69 said...

I'm diggin these :)

Adiel said...

Thank you, Hanna! xo

Adiel said...

Awesome! I would love to see how they turn out so feel free to send a photo my way!

Adiel said...

Thank you, Lyd!

Adiel said...

Thanks!

Adiel said...

Thanks! Feel free to send a photo of the finished product!

Adiel said...

Thank you!

Adiel said...

Thank you, Madalina! xo

Adiel said...

Awesome! Be sure to send photos!

Adiel said...

Thanks!

Adiel said...

Thanks so much, Lourdes!

Chlsshuster_36 said...

These are absolutley amazing :)

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Stacy said...

THAT, is beautiful and really creative.  Love it!

Adiel said...

Thank you, Stacy! xo

Ly said...

This is awesome! I love the look. I think i'm going to adopt it for the holidays :)
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Adiel said...

Thank you! :)

Ashley Williams said...

Totally love these! Well done!!

Adiel said...

Thanks Ashley!

Adiel said...

Thanks!

Maridel Constantino said...

what a wonderful idea! i like how you've layered them nicely on top of each other!

thanks for sharing. 

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Maridel 

Adiel said...

Thank you Maridel!

molly said...

awesome!

Adiel said...

Thanks, Molly!

Malan B said...

Love this! 

Serina loves matthew said...

i lovethe rhinestone look but i find the rhinestones diffecelte (sorry bad speller) to stay/stick on or even apply. Any tips on how to prevent them from falling off ?

Tlw said...

nail glue.  I put them on with some brush on nail glue

Rubias Collection said...

Good Fashion sense like it....

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Chelsea said...

I love this! I think I'd do it with a dark blue or purple base polish though.

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Adiel said...

Cool! I'd love to see how yours turns out!

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Ellie said...

So lovely :) xx

Adiel said...

Thank you, Ellie! xx

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duckandegg said...

Just thought I'd let you know I just recreated this look because I loved it so much! I did a post about it and linked to this as the inspiration! Love your nail posts :) 
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xx

Adiel said...

You did so awesome! Thanks for sharing!

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Angela said...

I love this look, my sister who is in beauty school just brought this new look up to me. It's called shading and its all the rave where I live, so pretty with a ton on options!
Great Manicure by the way, that is so beautiful! I am definitely going to try this! Love it! <3

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Very beautiful!  Great step by step instructions!
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Bethd_1708 said...

I'm so jealous I want to be able to do this. I dont think I have a steady hand to put those glitter things on!

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Kirezuki1027 said...

Hi:) this is awesome just finished my left hand nd it's late already:/guess I'll have to do my right tomorrow...anyways really good design nd i would love to send a pic to you even though the way I did mine is a bit different (I don't have a tiny gold glitter I have a big gold glitter)where do I send my pic to??

Ashley c; said...

Gorgeous! It's a must try! :D

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wow amaging really nice to see this shades with gliters....:)