Sunday, May 18, 2014

Family Appreciation Nail Art #2 - Mass Effect!

Sorry I'm a bit late with this one! As luck would have it, the sister who these nails were designed to honor came over for a sleepover last night so we were all rather caught up with that. These nails were designed for my older sister, Amanda, and our shared love of Mass Effect. She is probably one of the sweetest people in the entire world to everyone and has always been incredibly supportive of my sister and me. She even made a post on Reddit bragging about my blog because she's like my second momma! It was really adorable. Anyways, I love her to freaking death. Now for the nail art!

I didn't do a close-up of my thumb or my pinky since they're not really nail art, but I'll still list polishes. My thumb has OPI "Over & Over A-Gwen" with one coat of 365 Days of Color "Nothing Suits Me Like A Suit" over it. By far my favorite black and white glitter in the world, just by the way. My pinky was two easy coats of "Librarian's Shush" by Femme Fatale Cosmetics. I added this because it softened the other nails a bit and she used to work as a library assistant so I knew she'd appreciate the name! Now on to the actual nail art.

For my pointer finger, I did a sort of gunmetal color base ("Carbonite" from Revlon) with some simulated blood spatter. The blobs were applied using a dotting tool that I bought from Winstonia Store. As with my thumb, this red is "Over & Over A-Gwen" from OPI.

For my middle finger, I decided to do a simple N7 design. I was really excited about this one since it was the most detailed thing I could really do with the thickness of brushes that I have. There are a ton of different designs used for the N7 logo, but I went off the one on my hoodie sleeve. The base was (again!) OPI "Over & Over A-Gwen." After the base and the top coat that I put over it dried, I used Scotch tape to paint all but a thin stripe black using "Camelot" from A England. After that dried, I used a striping brush to add the white lines with OPI "Alpine Snow." The N7 logo itself was also freehanded using a brush and "Alpine Snow."

For my ring finger, I decided to do a single galaxy nail. The base for this was "Camelot" from A England and top coat. After that dried, I sponged on a mixture of "Downtown" by Revlon, "Perle" by Dior, "50/50" by ORLY, "Lady of the Lake" by A England, and "Tess d'Urbervilles" by A England. After those all dried, I added small "stars" using "Carbonite" by Revlon. When that dried, it was time for a top coat and it was all done!

I've had better galaxy nails (I clearly need to practice them more often!), but overall I was really happy with these! I actually did this design on both nails and wore them to a friend's bridal shower and got quite a few compliments. Do any of you have any different techniques or colors you like to add in galaxy nails?


  1. I'm Commander Shepard and this is my favorite nail art on the Citadel.

    1. That made me laugh so hard I almost cried. And I'm glad you like it, lady. <3