Nail Art A-Go-Go Challenge Day 10: Night Sky

Hi everyone!

It’s day 10 of the challenge and today’s theme is night sky. I think I have my third win in a row here! I do apologise for the fluff on my pinkie though – I didn’t notice it until it was too late.

essence-twilight-breaking-dawn-jacob's-protection-sponged-sinful-colors-snow-me-white-kissy-blue-by-you-midnight-blue-nubar-absolute-nyx-mate-sky-blue-galaxy-nails-star-water-decals-kkcenterhkI love the blue colour of the night sky where I stay near Cape Town. I recently visited my family in Pretoria where I grew up and I noticed the night sky there is much greyer, so the deep blue colour we get in the cape is really something special. So what would I use but blues to represent the night sky?essence-twilight-breaking-dawn-jacob's-protection-sponged-sinful-colors-snow-me-white-kissy-blue-by-you-midnight-blue-nubar-absolute-nyx-mate-sky-blue-galaxy-nails-star-water-decals-kkcenterhkI started with a base of Essence Twilight Breaking Dawn – Jacob’s protection and then I used tiny pieces of sponge to sponge on Sinful Colors Snow Me White, Kissy, Blue By You, and Midnight Blue, along with Nubar Absolute and NYX Matte Sky Blue. I intended to create galaxy nails but I over sponged a bit and went past the point of galaxies. That doesn’t matter though – I loved this base! It was such a beautiful combination of shades which gave a lot of depth. I especially liked the holo from Absolute, like distant glimmering stars.

essence-twilight-breaking-dawn-jacob's-protection-sponged-sinful-colors-snow-me-white-kissy-blue-by-you-midnight-blue-nubar-absolute-nyx-mate-sky-blue-galaxy-nails-star-water-decals-kkcenterhkOnce it was dry, I added some star water decals I got from Kkcenterhk with a gift voucher I won a few months ago. The decals are really great, they’re easy to apply and look so pretty!

essence-twilight-breaking-dawn-jacob's-protection-sponged-sinful-colors-snow-me-white-kissy-blue-by-you-midnight-blue-nubar-absolute-nyx-mate-sky-blue-galaxy-nails-star-water-decals-kkcenterhkSometimes I think using decals or stickers is kind of an easy way out, but while I was wearing this, I realised they’re not a ‘way out’ at all. Yes, they might be easier than freehand or stamping, but there’s nothing wrong with that! They make for some amazing nail art, and that’s what this blog is all about! essence-twilight-breaking-dawn-jacob's-protection-sponged-sinful-colors-snow-me-white-kissy-blue-by-you-midnight-blue-nubar-absolute-nyx-mate-sky-blue-galaxy-nails-star-water-decals-kkcenterhkI hope you liked these nails too. My boyfriend said these are some of the coolest nails I’ve ever done, so at least I had his approval 🙂essence-twilight-breaking-dawn-jacob's-protection-sponged-sinful-colors-snow-me-white-kissy-blue-by-you-midnight-blue-nubar-absolute-nyx-mate-sky-blue-galaxy-nails-star-water-decals-kkcenterhkFor the second time this week, I also have a nail fail to show you. I originally wanted to do Van Gogh’s Starry Starry Night on my nails for this theme, and this was the result…

starry-night-nails-acrylic-paint-failDisaster! But in a way I’m glad it failed, because the nails I did instead just looked so much better 🙂

Here are the rest of the challenge themes:

nagg-igDon’t forget to take a look at the other night sky nails for today at the link:

  • http://gelicnailart.blogspot.se gelicnailart

    This looked cool! I like your gogh version too actually. 😀 Fun you showed both of them 😀

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Thank you! I’m glad you liked it too, I guess it wasn’t TOO bad, just didn’t turn out how I imagined at all!

  • http://www.nagelfager.se mickirosa

    loved them both!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Thank you!

  • http://behappyandbuypolish.wordpress.com Jessica W.

    I actually love both manis. That night sky is gorgeous though!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Aw thanks! Yeah, I love those starry water decals! So pretty 🙂

  • http://vmoller.wordpress.com vonimoller

    No words! Too pretty! Love the colours!!!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      😀 Thank you!

  • http://sparklysharpandfabulous.blogspot.com/ The Sparkle Queen

    Beautiful and stunning!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Thank you!

  • http://OrdinaryMisfit.com OrdinaryMisfit

    I actually really like your ‘fail’ nails as well but the others definitely steal the show. Fab job!

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