Thursday, 24 March 2016

Guest Post from PolishedByLeanne- Galaxy Nails

Tonight I have another guest post for you, this time from another of my favourite people on the internet and a very good friend, Leanne from PolishedByLeanne. You might recognise her name as one of the indie polish brands that was featured on the blog quite a lot last year. Although Leanne gave up her polish making days, she now has her own beauty blog that features lots of things from polish swatches to moisturisers and puffy eye soothers.

Leanne has never done galaxy nail art and I love galaxy nails so much, so, for this guest post, I challenged her to do galaxy nails for the first time ever. She used some pretty polishes and they turned out fab so I hope to see more nail art from Leanne in the future.

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Hey everyone! I am super honoured to guest blog for the lovely, talented Chrissie! She recently set me a challenge of Galaxy nails, something I have never tried before as my nailart skills are quite .... amateur! Haha! But it has been so fun playing around, and I think I've done ok? 

First of all, here is a list of products used to create this look:
• Models Own - hypergel - Inky Blue
• China Glaze - White on White
• Nails Inc - SouthWalk
• Mrs.Cross nail shop - Blue Nog
• Nails Inc - Electric Lane 
• Seche Vite - topcoat
• Nail envy - basecoat
• Sponge
• Toothpick
• Tweezers
• UberChic mat



I first watched a tutorial on YouTube for guidance - http://youtu.be/8WaiHzNc-Jk

Then proceeded to use my nail envy base coat, then applied two coats of the Inky Blue by Models Own. Next, I cut three corners off a sponge and dabbed carefully some White on White where I wanted my 'Galaxy' to be. I used my tweezers to hold the sponge for easier application.
Next I selected my lighter blue, SouthWalk, and dabbed this on around the White. As advised in the tutorial - less is more! Once I was happy, I chose my very light blue, Blue Nog and used the same process.

It all sounds so simple, and the tutorial made it look so easy, but my gosh my hand was shaking haha!
Next I applied one very thin coat of Electric Lane for the twinkly stars, then used my toothpick to dot on some white dots for brighter stars.

Once these steps were finished, I sealed it all in with my Seche Vite topcoat.


What do you guys think? Not bad for a first try? 
Thank you Chrissie so much for the opportunity to guest on your blog, and for giving me something new to try. 

Lots of love, Leanne Xx

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