So tomorrow is the final launch of the space shuttle Endeavour. To commemorate it, I decided to do what I call "Nebula Nails." I've been seeing these gorgeous manicures called "Galaxy Nails", "Universe Nails", and "Space Nails," but I thought "nebula" was a better description for this particular manicure. It was SO much fun and SO easy to do. I used the tutorial on Asami's blog as a guide. The girl is a genius! I used different colors than she did in her tutorial, but the technique is basically the same.
Here's a quick photo tutorial so you can do it too! :)
First, I started with a coat of Essie Feed Me, which is a hydrating base coat.
Then, I applied 1 coat of OPI DS Mystery. I think it worked perfectly because it's such a dark purple with gold shimmers, which adds depth to the overall look.
Then, I took a small piece of paper towel, folded it, and dabbed a little bit of OPI DS Signature on it like this:
Then, I just blotted the polish in various designs on my nail like this:
Next, I did the same thing with Borghese Stellare Notte using a fresh piece of paper towel. The nice thing about Stellare Notte is that it's a dark duochrome, so I was able to use it to soften the edges of the DS Signature to create a layered look.
Finally, I added a coat of Wet n Wild Kaleidoscope, which a holographic glitter top coat with 2 sizes of glitter. So, I was able to get both small and large glitter in one shot.
Then I just finished with 2 coats of quick dry top coat and viola!
I hope the tutorial was easy to understand. If you have any questions please let me know. Thanks for looking! And godspeed tomorrow Endeavour!