Workplace Wednesday: Galaxy Nails

Get ready for a picture-heavy post! I thought I’d spruce up this week’s Workplace Wednesday with a bold look– on last week’s introduction to the Workplace Wednesdays series, a reader requested that I do a post on galaxy-inspired nails, perfect for the fashionistas in the working world who adore dark manicures :)

I began creating this look with a single thick coat of Fiore from Julep on each nail. Although Julep describes Fiore as an espresso shade, I think of it more as a deep grayish-purple:

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After the polish dried completely, I took a makeup sponge and ripped it into several pieces. Then, I chose five different colored polishes. I used metallic ones so that they’d provide the mani with a shimmery glow, but they don’t have to be metallic!

Purple: Unnamed polish from L.A. Colors

Blue: Light Blue from Love & Beauty by Forever 21

Green: Lady Luck from H&M

Silver: You’re Too Good For Him from Craze by Wet ‘n Wild

Pink: Unnamed polish from L.A. Colors

Starting with the purple polish and ending with the pink, I used a piece of makeup sponge to lightly sponge each color diagonally across each nail. The best part about doing a galaxy design is that there’s no need for perfection– no matter how you sponge on each color, it’ll still turn out as a beautiful galaxy-inspired mani :) To complete this look, I took a toothpick to place a couple of glitter flecks on each nail. And voila!

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What do you think, is this look appropriate for your workplace? If not, comment and let me know what look you want to create, or tweet me at @thisjenngirl!


Filling The Galaxy

I’d done a previous attempt at galaxy nails a while back— it’s funny, because looking back on it now, I suddenly realize how far I’ve come in regards to my nail art, and more evidently, my photography skills ;)

But this week, in the midst of wanting dark nails and starting off with a charcoal color as my base (Bowery Black by NYC), I decided to try the galaxy design once again.

Galaxy Nails

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It’s officially my new favorite mani so far :) Granted, it took awhile because I sponged on six different colors, but it was definitely worth it. And, I get to give myself a pat on the back for the picture not coming out so blurry– hah!