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Sunday, 16 September 2012

NOTD - Galaxy Splendor by AA & Duri


The disco nail (as I like to call it) is a favourite look of mine. For nails to fall into the disco category they simply have to be multicoloured & glittery. There are many takes on this look floating round the webbernet but my favourite creations often feature Galaxy from American Apparel which is essentially just big pieces of hexagonal multicoloured glitter sitting in a clear gel (aka greatness). 


As tempting as it looks, if you think you can just dunk the brush in & sweep this on to your nails, unfortunately you're mistaken. It's somewhat impossible to apply & I've found it best to employ a wipe (on the side of the bottle) & dab (onto your nail) technique. 


To create this look I applied 2 coats of Stay in Splendor by Duri (an American brand that I hadn't heard of before my friend kindly bought this bottle for me but I think they specialise in nail products). I really love this is colour, it's a bright primary orange shade but do note that it comes out less coral than it appears in the bottle (see photo above). It has a semi matte finish so be sure to apply a glossy top coat if you want extra shine. 


You can obviously create this look using any base colour but the secret ingredient is American Apparels glitter polish in Galaxy. I wipe the brush on the side of the bottle until a single piece of glitter is at the bottom of the brush and then I dab that on my nail. Keep a toothpick on hand to help you move each piece into place as things can get a little fiddly! When you're happy with the finished look cover with a generous top coat, I used Sally Hansen Instra-Dri, and you're good to go! I'm slightly skeptical about how well these will go down at work but I think it's a fun look for the parties, nights out, festivals and definitely NYE!

xCx

8 comments:

  1. That looks very sparkly! Love it :)

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  2. pretty!


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  4. Those nails look gorgeous!

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