Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Twinsie Tuesday: Based on a YouTube Tutorial

Morning, ladies.

For today's Twinsie Tuesday, we have to recreate a mani from a YouTube tutorial. After some research, I decided that I would use a tutorial to show me how to do galaxy nails, a technique I've always loved but never attempted on my own.

I really liked MissJenFABULOUS's video (also linked within this post below) and how she used large glitter pieces instead of white nail art pens to mark stars, which I think gave a more 3D look to the galaxy.

I started with Sally Hansen Midnight in NY and sponged a blend of elf Dark Navy and Metal Madness with China Glaze Sea Spray to create the nebula.  I then put a thin coat of Savina Fairy Dust over the whole nail, completing it by dabbing the large-pieced holographic glitter from Khroma Crush.

While not quite the same as how Jen's turned out, I'm still pretty pleased at how it turned out...considering my first attempt looked like the universe threw up on my fingernails.

For more YouTube tutorial manis, make sure to check out my Twinsies' posts!

Amanda at Amandalandish
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
Cordia at Seriously Swatched
Elizabeth at Did My Nails
Kelly at Tuxarina
Lakeisha at Refined and Polished
Marisa at Polish Obsession
Meredith at Polish and Charms
Rachel at Top Coat It
Róisín at Cuti-CLUE-les
Traci at DrinkCitra


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  1. Oh it looks amazing!! I love it!

  2. This turned out very well! Lol at the universe throwing up!

  3. Oh if only you saw the first pictures...then you'd agree...

  4. Absolutely gorgeous, the glitters are fabulous!

  5. These are fabulous, Amanda! I love them! I need to try this technique too. And thank you for the introduction to Jen! I've been watching her channel all night now.

  6. Your galaxy nails are gorgeous! I always love this design!

  7. My pleasure! She's very straightforward :)

  8. Me too, I always think it looks great when other people try it so I figured, why not?

  9. I can't wait to try some of her tutorials. They are so simple when she lays it out.

  10. I think I prefer your mani to the one in the tutorial - it's gorg!

  11. Oh wow, that's such a huge (albeit completely wrong) compliment! Thank you!

  12. Ah I love it! It looks so magical! :D