Friday, March 7, 2014

on 15 comments

My window to the Universe

I really love the idea of this mani, but my stamping execution let me down a bit.  My idea was to use the Messy Mansion ornate window stamp on MM01 to create windows looking through into a galaxy mani. My windows to the universe. 

I forgot that last time I used this stamp, I used the small window image on all nails, and this time I used the large window image on the middle and ring fingers, and it was just too big for my nail, so I had to colour in the edge a bit.

What I was happy with was my galaxy mani.  I created this mani using all Picture Polish shades.  I started with a black base, and then sponged on a bit of Wisteria and some Cosmos, then I added some Gravity and Solar Flare. I finished it off with a coat of Glitter Ball and a few hand painted whit star bursts.  I love the sparkly effect that Gravity and Solar Flare added to this mani, not to mention the glowy colour shift.  

I wish I had put a gel top coat on this before I had stamped, because then I would have been able to remove my average stamping and do it again without having to redo the galaxy mani. 


  1. This is unbelievably gorgeous!! The best galaxy mani I've ever seen!
    I didn't even notice at first that stamping is imperfect!
    The idea is astonishing and executed beautifully!

  2. I don't know what imperfections you're talking about, this manicure is beautiful!

  3. Holy Scheisse, that's stunning :o I think the 'window' looks great--nobody else would see those little flaws except you, so don't worry! I wouldn't be able to stop gazing at these *_*

  4. Fantastic job..
    Amazing idea!!!
    Eva -

  5. these are so cool! really pretty mani :)

  6. I don't see what you could possible be unhappy about... it's gorgeous!

  7. It's lovely! What a cool idea!

  8. Oh my goodness, I think the nails are beautiful! Looking thru an ornate window at night, gazing at the offerings of the universe! The galaxy is gorgeous! And, phffft, no one but you would notice anything not perfect with your romantic windows.

  9. Ever seen that episode of Futurama where Fry and Leela both are looking out at the Universe then they hold hands... this reminds me of that. So freaking gorgeous. This is a favourite for me by spades.

  10. This still looks unreal even if you think it's not the greatest. Great job!

  11. Aw! Girl, you're really great.

  12. wow, I love this galaxy effect on your nails :)

    This manicure look soo lovely!
    Xx Julia


About Me

My photo
I live in Canberra, Australia with my husband, Mr Ten and Miss Eight. My blog is all about nail polish, and a few other bits in between. You can contact me at