9/11/12

Twinsie Tuesday: Secret Copy Cat Mani

 Twinsie Tuesday Time!  This week's theme was super fun! We were secretly paired up with another 'Twinsie' from the group, and had to choose a manicure they had done in the past and copy it!

I was paired up with the amazing ChiChi from "I'm Just Me...ChiChi ":)  After spending some time "studying" in her blog (could you feel me stalking you, ChiChi!?), I decided to copycat her "Galaxy Nails"!
Andromeda Galaxy (source)

First, I'll show you the final result, then I have a picture tutorial of how I did them at the end (if you're even interested ;)

I used China Glaze "Smoke & Ashes" as my base, then sponged on white, pink, yellow, dark blue in the center and added white dot "stars" like ChiChi did.  I topped everything with a glitter topcoat too:

I used a tiny smidge of Hard Candy "Beetle", just in the center and you can see the duochrome flashing here:





And here is "Smoke & Ashes" (the base) by itself! The perfect 'night sky' sort of color if I do say so myself:
And here are pictures of the steps I did to do this:
Polishes used:
Base: China Glaze "Smoke & Ashes"
Step 1: Wet N Wild "French White"
Step 2: China Glaze "Lemon Fizz"
Step 3: Sinful Colors "Starfish"
Step 4: Wet N Wild "Blue Moon"
Step 5: Hard Candy "Beetle"
Step 6: Wet N Wild "French White" for dots
I then used China Glaze "Fairy Dust" over the entire nail to finish it.

What do you think of these? I should have left more of the base showing on the sides, but other than that I am happy with my Copy Cat mani.  Chi Chi, do you like it?!

Don't forget to check out the other Twinsie's "Copy Cat" manicures:

Ashley at Art Evolve
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
Cordia at Seriously Swatched
Elizabeth at Did My Nails
Katherine at Haul of Fame
Marisa at Polish Obsession
Meredith at Polish and Charms
Rachel at Top Coat It
Sarah at See Sarah Swatch

18 comments:

  1. I love galaxy nails! You did ChiChi proud :)

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  2. These look great! I've been wanting to try Galaxy Nails but they look so intense!

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  3. Looks awesome Maribeth!!! I really should try these.

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  4. I need to try galaxy nails. I've done constellations, but no galaxies. Very nice!

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  5. I love Galaxy Nails, they are so much fan and different every time you try them out. Yours look amazing!

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  6. You're so right--Smoke & Ashes is the perfect base for these! I like how you added the dabs of Beetle for some shift in there too. Good job, Maribeth! You totally have me in the mood to do these again now. ;)

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  7. Awesome! I love your galaxy nails! I haven't tried this before, but I really want to!

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  8. Gorgeous!! I love how you made the tutorial to go with it!!! :D

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  9. WOW. You did an amazing job!!! And yay for the tutorial!!!

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  10. This is amazing!!!! I have always wanted to try galaxy nails, but I'm not sure I could pull off something so fantastic :)

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  11. This looks AWESOME! You did a great job! Now I have to try this.

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  12. This is amazing! I really like it!!!

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  13. Wow, Maribeth.....it's like a shot from the Hubble telescope! You are very talented, my friend and I think you totally rocked this out! Congrats! xx

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  14. WOW, this is stunning, Maribeth!!

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  15. Your galaxy nails look amazing!! Such a great job!!

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  16. These are beautiful! I love galaxy nail looks!

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