Friday, May 29, 2015

Galaxy Dotticure with Constellation Water Decals

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I was in the mood for galaxies, and by fate, galaxy artwork popped on my Instagram feed and here's the result! And I wore it for a week!

Galaxy Dotticure with Constellations Nail Art

I love this water decal set. I chose to focus on the constellations but plan on using the zodiac sign for my upcoming birthday (which I'm pretending isn't happening. I'm not much on birthdays). First, I saw this photo on Instagram from an artist Elspeth Mclean. Her artwork has gone viral and it is super awesome for nail art! I saw this constellations and were blown away. I had to re-create it! 

Photo Credit: Elspeth Mclean, Instagram

I started with a base of Elevation Polish Yeti was a Shadow, which is a dark grey soft holographic polish. Then sticking with the blue, purple, and magenta base, I added larger dots first. Then the medium dots. Lastly, the smallest dots.

The colors I used includes: Illamasqua Cameo, Illamasqua Noble, Illamasqua Jomina, Zoya Rock, Elevation El Cap Oops, Elevation Walk a Little Further. I didn't use any method beyond biggest to smallest dots.

Then after that dried, I cut out my desired constellations. I removed the clear film, soaked the decals in water for about 20 seconds, then applied the image onto my nail. Then you want to carefully float top coat over the decals. If you push too hard, the decals will disintegrate. 

Galaxy Dotticure with Constellations Nail Art

Galaxy Dotticure with Constellations Nail Art

Galaxy Dotticure with Constellations Nail Art

Galaxy Dotticure with Constellations Nail Art

Galaxy Dotticure with Constellations Nail Art
  The Zodiac/Constellation water decals can be found HERE. It is a huge sheet of decals so you can get tons of manicures. Probably twelve (one for each zodiac sign!). Born Pretty has a large selection of water decals so simply type in your keyword with water decal! You can find all different water decals and other nail tools with this link

These decals are $1.99 for the sheet.   If you want to place an order, you can get 10% off your order with the discount code PDX31 at checkout.  As always, shipping is free.

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The water decals were provided for honest review.

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  1. Replies
    1. Thanks! And surprisingly, it didn't take too long to do my entire mani!

  2. This is so beatiful - and a great idea!

    1. Thank you! I love doing galaxy manis--they are so easy. But I wanted something different this time!

  3. That's really really pretty, the colors look amazing together.

  4. These are so cute! They remind me of the Jetsons!


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