There is a lot going on with this mani, and it didn’t quite come out how I wanted! I was swatching a beautiful new polish that I didn’t want to completely cover up…and so the galaxy mani that I tried to make ended up looking meh. But…silver holographic stars fix everything, right?
Anyway, the base here is yet ANOTHER new polish, this time from ILNP, called Downpour. When I first opened the package, I think this was the polish that drew my eye the most! It is such a vibrant deep metallic-finished blue, and has copious holographic shards. I even took a macro photo just to show off how the metallic finish goes over the buried shards. I die. I love this polish. I used three thin coats for depth, but my nail line was covered in two. I should probably mention, this polish was surprisingly easy to remove as well!
I then added on lots of different shades of blue to make a galaxy design, but decided it looked too varied and more or less covered everything with Yummy, which was a mistake. I wish I had stopped at an earlier part in my design! It looks ok, but certainly not breaking any records.
When that was done, I placed some silver holographic stars that I was sent to review from the Born Pretty Store. They come in a little pot with three sizes (small, medium, and large…all three are visible on my thumb). They are awesome! I am only sad that I didn’t work with very wet base coat when I initially put the stars down, as they stick up a bit because they are so large (especially the biggest size), but I think that’s my fault! I imagine I will be using these whenever I put together a galaxy mani in the future.
~ Dark blue holo: ILNP – Downpour
~ Dark blue metallic: Zoya – Tart
~ Blue creme: Zoya – Ling
~ Light blue creme: Zoya – Yummy
~ Pastel blue creme: Zoya – Blu
~ Holo top coat: ORLY – Sparkling Garbage
~ Silver holo: Color Club – Harp On It
Prior to this, it had been such a long time since I did a galaxy mani! I have to say, doing it with red this past summer was more fun than with blues…as the sky is blue and so everyone can already imagine what that looks like :-p. Oh well. Downpour is stunning and now I have fancy stars for my sky!
I hope you enjoyed! And if you are interested in picking up some holographic stars for yourself, head over to the Born Pretty Store where you can find them for $1.49.