Ring from ASOS
I'm not usually one to make a big fuss over my nails. While I can't stand not wearing nail polish, I find most nail art really tacky and I'd much rather stick to the one solid colour on nicely groomed short, real nails. I have a hatred for fake nails, which you do not even want to get me started on.
However, when I discovered D Is For Dangerous, which is now one of my favourite blogs, I came across this creative and super pretty nail tutorial that I just had to try out. Inspired by nebular photographs, the nail tutorial shows you how to bring space and a beautiful cosmic element to your nails.
To try this on your nails yourself, you can either read Rebekah's tutorial here or watch Nails By Asami's video here, which is what I did. Like Asami, I chose to use holographic and duochrome nail polishes, but like Rebekah, I went with purple colours as I liked the look of it more.
After applying OPI's base coat, I used Black Satin by Chanel (I didn't use a matte black as I didn't think it really mattered) and then used DS Diamond and Not Like The Movies both by OPI with the paper towel technique. As my top coat, I used I Juggle… Men by OPI, which has fine particles of glitter and shimmer in it. I didn't use any chunky glitter nail polish because I'm not a fan of glitter nail polish. Here's a tip: I found waiting a few seconds for the nail polish to dry on the paper towel useful as it became sort of tacky, which helped achieved the patchiness rather than a blob!
I really liked how my version turned out. It's subtle, but still effective. With its green and purple duochrome, Not Like The Movies perfectly complements DS Diamond, which is a holographic silvery purple colour. I Juggle… Men adds that starry and sparkly effect without overdoing it.
This is probably the only nice nail tutorial I've come across. I just love the dreaminess of it.