I don't know if any moms read my blog, but if you are a mom you just migth have heard of the Baby Center website. They have tons of information about babies and kids plus several chat boards. One of the boards I belong to has started a nail board that is going very strong! (Shout out to my BHB ladies!)
What's great about that is that we understand time restraints since we are all moms. We're all super supportive of each other which can be rare both in mom groups and the nail polish community. It's a neat little haven.
Anyway, we've decided to do weekly challenges. We get one theme for the week. Again as moms, getting a whole week to do a challenge works great! This week's theme is galaxies. I've done regular and Northern Lights ones. Today I decided to go with another "new" one and do pastel galaxy nails.
I followed a few different tutorials for this one and made it my own. It's not as pastel as other pastel galaxy manis, but I like some of the pops of dark colors.
I used a crap ton of polishes too:
Base is two coats of Sinful Colors Candy Coated.
I added the galaxy using Wet n Wild French White Creme, Barry M Blueberry, Zoya Pippa (yellow), Sinful Colors Fig, A-England Lake of the Lake (purple holographic), Zoya Pippa (pink), Revlon Minted (mint green that was mostly used to tone down purple base as Minted was pretty sheer), and Nubar Absolute (very lightly sponged to add the shimmery effect).
I got Zoya Chyna with the Zoya deal too. I'm not a super big fan of red, but after asking around decided to get this one. It looks okay on my hands and I'm not sure how often I'll wear it on them. BUT it looks great on my toes so I'm sure I'll get good use out of it that way!
Tomorrow, we'll heading out of town for the wedding (well, reception since they had a destination wedding) of two friends.
I wanted to paint something simple yet beautiful on my nails. I always wanted to lean more neutral. I saw this idea and was going to use a tan as the base. HOWEVER, I just got my Zoya order in and *knew* Normani would make a great neutral base without being boring. I was right :)
Zoya Normani went on great in two coats. I wouldn't recommend two because then the coat would be pretty thick and so it would tak longer to dry plus be more likely to chip.
I used China Glaze I'm Not Lion for the glitter. After topping with NYC In A New York Minute and letting dry, I added Essie Matte About You.
The little man took a super long morning nap today and then was playing so nicely by himself that I snuck a mani in.
This is only my second cloud mani, and I really need to do more. They look great and let you incorporate a few untrieds (in this case, 2).
For this mani, I used OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls (my friend and I randomly found OPIs in the dollar section at Target for $4 each! I only got this one though), SpaRitual Eye of the Beholder, and Barry M Blueberry.
I don't always have a lot of time to do my nails even though I would love to devote more time. Lately I've been busy working on crochet projects (they are commissioned so yea money!), looking up new recipes (I LOVE doing this, but it takes a lot of time), catching up on my reading pile (just magazines mostly), and being a mom (which I do everyday!).
When I want my nails to look nice quickly, I'll just do a color and not a design. The Pixie Dusts from Zoya are nice since a few of them are one coaters, they have good dry time, last a while, and equine no base/top coat.
I chose to put on Zoya Sunshine and Chita since they are both one coaters for me.