Monday, 25 August 2014

Polish Party: Glitter and Gems - Purple Galaxy Nail Art... and Giveaway

Hi all,

August seems to have flown by, so once again it's Polish Party time.  This month the vote was for glitter and/or gems.  If you follow me or have visited here before you'll know I love a bit of sparkle.

Now, I know I'm late to join in with the galaxy nails craze, but I've recently been enjoying spotting the ISS on it's orbits that have passed over the UK, and also seeing the super moon (although there was no cape in site!).  I was also inspired to give them a go when I saw the pastel galaxy nails that sophiedoesnails posted on Instagram a couple of days ago.


I used quite a few different polishes for this design and it took a while to do because of all the layers, but I am really pleased with how they turned out.
I started with a base of Laka in number 25.  I went to Westfield and they have a express manicure stand on the ground floor with lots of pretty colours to choose from, so thought I needed to try it out.  I used two coats, as the first was a little streaky, but it goes on really smoothly.  The brush is very small in comparison to others that I am used to using, but this does mean that you can paint it on very carefully preventing cuticles from being flooded with polish.  It's a beautiful deep purple with a shimmer finish.  The photo shows all the purples a little more blue than in person, but it's so tricky to get purples right.

After that I used NYC Lights-Camera-Glitter for my first layer of stars.  To create the milky way glow in the middle of my nails I used a make up sponge to carefully add layers of Models Own Snow White, Sinful Colours Fig, and Laka 25 until I was happy with the shape and colour.  To top this off and make it extra sparkly I added a few coats of Jessica Starlet, just to the milky way area on each nail.  The main stars in the foreground were added using my Barry M nail art pen in white.

Just to show you the true sparkle and colours I took a quick picture on my phone outside and a quick video so you get the full effect...


I hope you like my purple galaxy for this months theme.  Make sure you take a look at what the others girls do by following the links below.  Don't forget to check out my giveaway at the bottom of this post

Thanks for stopping by
Aimée x

Don't miss the giveaway

Today was a very exciting day... I hit 600 followers on Twitter.  So in light of that I thought I would be fun to host a giveaway!!

Pinkglows 600 Follower Giveaway Prizes

To enter all you will need to do is
  • Follow me on Twitter
  • Retweet the giveaway tweet that will be pinned to the top of my profile
  • Use the hashtag #pinkglows600
The winner will receive the following
  • 1x Models Own - Gumballs (See it here)
  • 1x Barry M Matte- Rhossili
  • 1x Essence - It's Raining Men (See it used here and here)
  • 1x Essence - Party Never Ends
  • 1x Barry M - Nail Art Pen in Black
  • 1x Models Own Artstix Nail Beads in Gold Fizz
  • 1x Nail Embellishment Wheel
  • 1x Pack of Nail Polish Remover Pads
  • 1x Pink Gem Glass Nail File
  • 1x Pack of 20 Manicure Sticks
The giveaway will be open to UK residents only due to posting.  Giveaway closes on 04 September 2014 at 7pm (GMT).

Good luck x


  1. You've created some beautiful nail art here, the purple looks great for galaxy nail art. I still haven't tried galaxy nails! Hope they turn out as well as yours when I do them :) nice little video too!

    Gonna enter your giveaway now, the prizes are amazing xx

  2. Thanks Emily - I thought purple would be a bit different for a change! I'm pleased with how the turned out and would recommend having a go as they were fun! Although I did get a little carried away with the Milky Way section as I kept adding to it!

    Good luck for the giceaway! I'm glad you decided to enter x

  3. I think the fact you kept adding to it has give it great depth, looks really good like that :)! And yeah you're right about the purple, definitely a good decision :). No problem and thank you :) xx

  4. I love this! Your purple galaxy has worked so well and it's so sparkley (if that's a word!)! Congratulations on your followers too! :)

    1. Thanks so much! I was so pleased with how they turned out! I'm so excited about my followers, it's so nice to know that that many people out there are interested in my nails! x

  5. Hello, I think your nails look just amazing and I look forward to read your next post :) Love your blog layout as well <3

    Xx Creativenails4fun

    1. Thank you so much for your lovely comments! I really liked this design and it seemed a shame to take it off! I was pleased it turned out so nicely! X


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