For the galaxy nails, I stuck with all blues like on the book cover. I started with 2 coats of Cult Nails Time Traveller then sponged on bits of Essie Aruba Blue, Sally Hansen Pacific Blue, KBShimmer Sky Jinks and Zoya Blu. Then I splattered it with white acrylic paint using a toothbrush, added a couple bigger white dots and voila, galaxy nails!
Man I love how these galaxy nails turned out. So here's a couple more photos of them before the stamping bits.
Then, so I didn't *just* do galaxy nails, I used my favourite part of the book, about the whale and the bowl of petunias. If you haven't read it (or don't remember it) you can read that bit here. I thought it was SO darn funny. I even have a T-shirt from ThinkGeek with the whale falling to the planet. So funny!
For the whale I used Winstonia W304 and Mundo de Unas Light Grey (#34) and white acrylic paint to make stamping decals. For the bowl of flowers (which are roses, not petunias *sad face*) I used Konad m84 and Mundo de Unas Lilac (#16) and white acrylic paint. And I also used the white acrylic paint to write in their thoughts of "who am I?" and "not again" and to add a few lines to make it look like they're falling. And everything was finished with HK Girl top coat.
While I definitely liked the mani before the extra bits, it was really fun to do some nail art inspired more directly from one of my favourite books. If you haven't read it, and you like dry British humour like I do, I definitely recommend this book!
'Til next time...